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Optical Implant In The Future

03/12/2008, Researchers from MIT are hopeful that their work on an optical implant will be ready within a few years’ time, restoring sight to the blind without involving the supernatural. This bio-electronic implant is roughly the size of a pencil eraser and...

Futronic FS88 Fingerprint Reader

03/11/2008, I know that many of us have concerns of using a biometric security device – what if someone lops off one of our digits just to gain access to our biometric-friendly safe? The Futronic FS88 fingerprint reader is here to stand in the gap, ensuring...

Melody Open Hearing Aids Now Available

03/07/2008, Hearing Central LLC has just announced a trio of new models of hearing aids from its Melody range. First off we have the Melody A1 that features two channels and a dozen bands, making it good to counter moderate hearing loss of up to 70dB. As for the...

Microwave Glucose Sensor

02/27/2008, Diabetes patients have to prick themselves every day in order to monitor their blood sugar levels, and that can end up to be rather uncomfortable for most people, especially kids. A team of engineers at Baylor College have managed to discover a...

DIY Compact ECG

02/25/2008, This is one of the tiniest ECGs I’ve ever laid my eyes on, as it consists of an extremely tiny LCD display, a pair of electrodes and an ARM training unit. It is powered by an STM32 Primer chip, where pressing both your thumbs on the two electrodes...

Nose Mask Pit

02/25/2008, Hay fever season will soon be here, so if you don’t want your nose to end up like a leaking faucet, check out Bio International Japan’s Nose Mask Pit. This is actually a couple of pieces of gauze on a rubber plug for each nostril, and shoving...

Zeno Pro Acne Clearing Device

02/20/2008, Zits are the bane and nightmare of every teenager – especially those who are out to impress the opposite sex. The Zeno Pro Acne Clearing Device holds the honor of being the first FDA-approved home gadget that removes acne, although I’m not too...

Machines to Match Humans by 2029?

02/16/2008, The BBC has an article entitled Machines ‘to match man by 2029′. It quotes Ray Kurzweil (an artificial intelligence engineer) saying “I’ve made the case that we will have both the hardware and the software to achieve human level...

Citizen TW600 Pedometer

02/05/2008, I suppose there is a reason for Citizen to come up with the TW600 pedometer which is touted to be the slimmest of its kind in the world – to inspire all you out there to achieve a slim and svelte body. Measuring just 1cm thin, it comes with a 3D...

Smart Carpet Assists The Fallen

01/29/2008, We all know how prone the elderly are when it comes to accidental falls, and sometimes us kids worry as our aged parents are left all alone at home. Researchers at the University of Missouri claim that they have developed a ‘smart carpet’...

Pollen Robots To Monitor Situation

01/29/2008, Tokyo-based weather forecasting company Weathernews, Inc. is currently working on a Pollen Robot that comes in the form factor of a ball, housing complex electronics within to monitor the pollen situation in the upcoming hay fever season. Each of these...

Mouse Helps You Relax

01/28/2008, Strange that the humble mouse – often a peripheral that reminds you there is still a ton of work to be done, can be used to help reduce stress? Optimal Office has done exactly that with a mouse which features a biosensor that tracks just how...

DrFirst e-prescribing system for iPhone

12/14/2007, iPhone owners (physicians in particular) will be able to have access to an unparalleled e-prescribing experience on the Apple iPhone thanks to DrFirst’s Rcopia e-prescribing system. Physicians and their staff will gain the ability to perform all of...

Time lapse camera for dementia patients

12/12/2007, This time lapse camera from Microsoft is capable of recording the day’s activities, and is currently being studied as to whether it can be used for folks suffering from memory problems. Dubbed the SenseCam, it is worn around the neck, snapping...