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Bored surgeon makes paper plane the size of a penny

04/01/2011, When you’re a surgeon working in a hospital, and there’s a downtime where you have no patients to operate on, what do you do? You hone your surgery skills by practicing with surgical robotic hands of course. And that’s just what Dr....

Laser allows deaf to “hear”

03/31/2011, Can the condition of being deaf be reversed? A group of boffings from the University of Utah that has Richard Rabbitt at the helm has come across a method that uses lasers to offer deaf people the ability to hear. This is made possible using a low-power...

Three arm illusion to help advance prosthetics field

03/30/2011, Boffins over at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden knows that it is very rare for anyone to be born with three arms in tow, but have managed to prove that one is able to experience a similar sensation in a very interesting manner. Their study has managed...

iPhone helps doctors to save lives

03/30/2011, According to a recent experiment conducted in the UK, it has been proven that the iPhone helps to save lives. At the Royal United Hospital in Bath, 31 doctors with similar experience were split into two groups – those without iPhones and those with. In...

SimQuest to release open-incision surgical simulator

03/29/2011, While they say practice makes perfect but in the realm of surgery, you don’t really have a lot to practice with. What surgeons in training have to practice on right now are live patients or animals, and usually living things are not subjects you...

Carbon nanotube device can rapidly diagnose cancer

03/28/2011, In the world of cancer detection, technology is rapidly evolving, and researchers are constantly developing newer and better ways to scope out those deadly cells. Well some researchers from MIT and Harvard have developed a new design for their carbon...

Re-Step system in the form of motorized rehabilitation shoes

03/28/2011, Isn’t it ironic that when you want older folks to walk better an improve their mobility, you will need to make things more difficult for them during the process? It has been said that walking on unpredictable and uneven surfaces are key factors in...

Joints monitor keeps track of healing process

03/24/2011, When a patient injures his/her knee, at the moment there is no qualitative way for doctors to check up on the healing progress. Well some researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have come up with a way to...

Microrobot used to administer drugs in eyes

03/17/2011, Some scientists at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems in Switzerland are developing tiny, electromagnetically controlled microrobots that can swim on the surface of a patient’s eye. These robots then stay there for months, releasing...

Siemens introduces the iMini: the tiny hearing aid

03/17/2011, Siemens Hearing Instruments has just introduced a new hearing aid, called the iMini, a custom made hearing aid that is extremely tiny and effective. The iMini digital hearing aid is placed deep into the bendable, cartilaginous portion of the ear canal...

Doctors refuse to switch to electronic records

03/15/2011, According to a lengthy and detailed report from the Washington Post, it seems that despite the benefits and incentives an electronic health record system could bring to a hospital or clinic, doctors are refusing to let go of their pen and paper systems....

Emergency Transporter Unit helps move severed limbs safe and sound

03/14/2011, Ever wondered how one transported a severed or missing limb? Those are normally carried around in a picnic cooler of sorts with plenty of ice inside before making its way to the emergency room. Well, the Emergency Transporter Unit (ETU) offers something...

Drug dispensing robots increase hospital efficiency and accuracy

03/11/2011, One of the most important aspects of being a pharmacist is the ability to dish out accurate amounts of required medication. When you have hundreds of patients to deal with everyday, the job gets tiring, tedious and mistakes are bound to happen. But not at...