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First All-robot Surgery Performed At McGill University

10/21/2010, In a step forward for robots, a team of surgeons at McGill University have used the da Vinci robo-surgeon and a robot anesthesiologist dubbed McSleepy to remove a patient’s prostate in what is dubbed as the world’s first all-robotic surgery....

Samsung Develops Portable X-ray Detector

10/21/2010, Samsung has announced the creation of a portable X-ray Detector that will enable X-ray images to be taken more accurately. The X-ray Detector is attached to a monitor that will convert the captured X-ray image directly onto the screen. This solution is...

Nvidia showcases robotic cardiac surgery

10/20/2010, Nvidia might soon have a major presence in operating theaters, recently showcasing their “beating heart surgery” procedure that is GPU-enabled. This will assist cardiac doctors to perform the heart surgery in a safer manner, helping reduce the...

X-ray generation device runs off a couple of D batteries

10/12/2010, Researchers at Kyoto University have come up with a new device which might just revolutionize the mobile medical industry. Why do we say so? Well, they have successfully developed a palm-size X-ray generation device that is powered by just two D...

Imec unveils mobile and wearable ECG system on Android smartphone

10/08/2010, Imec has come up with a spanking new mobile and wearable ECG system that will run on an Android smartphone. Since Bluetooth connectivity does take a huge chunk out of a device’s battery life, Imec has managed to achieve what it set out to do using...

New Smart Cane for the blind

10/04/2010, Helping the blind get around used to involve audio cues at street intersections as well as having the assistance of a cane. Well, things have certainly progressed to a greater level today thanks to an associate professor of applied science at the...

Murata Pulse-ring checks your vital signs in a non-intrusive way

10/04/2010, [CEATEC 2010] In case you didn’t know vital-signs (heart-rate, others…) readers are extremely popular in Asia, the idea is that by monitoring important metrics, people would be able to avoid getting sick in the first place. Anyhow, Murata has...

Wheelchair relies on reverse force to make full use of your muscles

10/04/2010, The Create the Future Design Contest is over, and when the dust has settled, the grand prize has emerged. Kudos to Salim Nasser from Florida who came up with this wheelchair that boasts an integrated mechanism that will operate using a pulling action...

Magnets used to reverse southpaws to right handers

09/28/2010, While it is pretty well known that one can’t really choose between being left- or right-handed, here’s a new development that might be able to turn one’s natural inclination otherwise. We’re talking about the Transcranial Magnetic...

Panasonic Roboticbed gets more practical with new design

09/24/2010, When one gets old, the body starts to stop co-operating with what we want to do. We find ourselves to be slower, less responsive and definitely more forgetful. Well, some of us might end up needing a caregiver if we develop a medical condition which gets...

Sanofi-Aventis releases iBGStar blood glucose meter for iPhone

09/21/2010, Your iPhone does a whole lot more tha just make phone calls and receive text messages you know. Case in point, the iBGStar blood glucose meter from Sanofi-Aventis that is one sexy looking medical attachment to your favorite smartphone. While it...

Doctors To Use Dell Streak Tablets To Assist Them

09/15/2010, Dell has confirmed that it plans to integrate its new Streak tablet with its established healthcare software, making it easier for doctors to access patient information and electronic medical records as they go about their work. Dell had previously spent...

ZELTIQ CoolSculpting system gets FDA approval

09/13/2010, ZELTIQ’s latest device, the CoolSculpting system, has just received approval from the FDA where it could be a hot seller among those who want to lose those love handles without putting in any exercise. Basically, this device will be able to zap fat...