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Rapuda robotic arm helps wheelchair users

08/01/2010, Japan is big on robots, and this time round we have the robotic arm known as Rapuda. When mounted onto a wheelchair, it will go out of its way to help the disabled manage certain tasks that they would normally require the help of other people. Thanks to...

Haptic Feedback Tools To Help With Laparoscopic Surgery Training

07/27/2010, Laparoscopic gastric banding is a surgical treatment for morbid obesity, and apparently the most important factor in the success of this operation is the hands of the surgeon. He’ll need plenty of proficiency and skill to do the necessary inside the...

South Korea Deploys Killer Robots In Its DMZ

07/13/2010, We’re quite sure that someday in the future, robots will have taken over our jobs. Now some smart folks have decided to install a heat, voice, and motion detecting surveillance robot with guns in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the...

Rolling walkers get electronic braking system

07/09/2010, Biomedical engineering students from Cornell managed to come up with a new method to slow down rolling walkers, where an electronic braking system will take over where the traditional bicycle-style squeeze brakes left off. All it needs now would be a...

HoMedics MiBody 360 gives comprehensive health readings

07/08/2010, The HoMedics MiBody 360 is a device which comprises of a set of scales, blood pressure monitor and pedometer which will communicate with software on your computer, letting you know how you are coming along health-wise after analyzing all the latest...

Telescopic Eye Implant Approved By The FDA

07/08/2010, As we age, often our eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be, but with technology moving at such a fast pace, maybe we’ll have robotic eyes by the time we’re old. In the meantime, VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies has had its...

Piix Smart BandAid could be the future

07/05/2010, Qualcomm is currently working with companies such as CARDIONET, resulting in the Piix Smart BandAid that is touted to offer the next-generation ambulatory cardiac monitoring service complete with beat-to-beat, real time analysis, automatic arrhythmia...

OneTouch Delica System lancing device more painless than others

07/01/2010, Diabetics who are sensitive to pain will definitely be pleased to know that J&J’s LifeScan has rolled out a spanking new lancing device known as the OneTouch Delica System which has a thinner lancet that is applied swiftly within a straight...

Prosthesis is one futuristic prosthetic limb

06/30/2010, The Prosthesis idea by designers Lukas Pressler and Nico Strobl brings the prosthetic limb to another level, since it is actually an identical limb which maneuvers with little effort thanks to myoelectric sensors that make it easier to use. A smattering...

Samsung Introduces Its IVD-A10A Compact Blood Tester

06/30/2010, Samsung looks like it’s getting serious in the healthcare business, as it has just introduced its IVD-A10A blood tester. According to Samsung, this tester is smaller, faster, and more accurate when compared to traditional blood checking equipment....

MIT Media Lab unveils cheap eye-testing device

06/24/2010, MIT Media Lab has released its latest low-cost alternative of an eye-testing device made out of plastic which will clip onto a cellphone in order to take advantage of high resolution LCD displays used in handsets these days. All the patient needs to do is...

Disposable Insulin Jewel Pump

06/24/2010, Debiotech and STMicroelectronics rolls out its Disposable Insulin Jewel Pump that is touted to be the most advanced use of microfluidic MEMS technology in diabetes treatment. This diminutive device is currently awaiting FDA clearance, where it can be...

Underwear gets sweat-monitoring capability

06/21/2010, Gone are the days when the humble underwear is meant to keep your family jewels nice and safe – this time round, nanoengineers at UC San Diego has included special sensors in a pair of underwear that come in the form of carbon electrodes in order to...

Ephone International EPI Life handset does ECG readings

06/17/2010, The EPI Life handset from Ephone International is different from all of the other phones on the market, after all, even the iPhone is unable to perform ECG readings, right? What makes the EPI Life phone different from other portable ECG devices would be...