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SignLanguageGlove Lets The Hearing & Speech Impaired Speak Up

10/01/2015, The speech and hearing impaired segment of the population might find it rather challenging to communicate with the rest of the world, but this does not mean that they are in any way lesser than the best of us. With tools like the SignLanguageGlove, things...

Drone Port For Medical Supply Delivery In Rwanda

10/01/2015, While drones have more often than not been in the spotlight because of their offensive capabilities on the battlefield such as the Taranis drone from BAE, this does not mean that such technology cannot be used for peace and humanitarian purposes. Rwanda,...

Apple Watch Reportedly Saved This Teen’s Life

09/23/2015, One of the features of the Apple Watch is the ability to measure the wearer’s heart rate, and it seems that this particular feature what was potentially saved the life of a 17-year old. According to Paul Houle Jr. who spoke to WCBV, he claims that he...

3D Printed Hearts Lets Surgeons Practice Before An Operation

09/20/2015, Due to the delicate nature of surgery, getting it right the first time round is extremely important because rarely is there ever a “restart” button. This is doubly important when it comes to organs like the heart, but now thanks to a group of...

Mechanical Prosthetic Hand Lets Its Wearer “Feel”

09/14/2015, Sometimes prosthetics are used for aesthetics reasons. Sometimes they’re also functional as it allows its wearer to walk or to hold object, but unfortunately for the most part, they don’t actually allow the wearer to feel like they would with an...

Red Wine Could Help Alzheimer’s Patients

09/11/2015, There is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease, although there has been advancements made over the years in the care for patients of Alzheimer’s. We could very well be looking at a breakthrough here concerning resveratrol, an antioxidant that...

Patient Receives A 3D-Printed Sternum & Rib Cage Made From Titanium

09/11/2015, In the past we have seen 3D printing used for medical purposes. This includes 3D printing body parts like bones, for example. In fact recently over in Spain, a 54-year old cancer patient was the first in the world to receive a 3D printed rib cage and...

Motion Sickness Could Soon Be Prevented By Using Your Smartphone

09/07/2015, Chances are you probably know someone, or maybe you are that someone who gets motion sickness. Whether it be long-distance car rides or via flying, or maybe even when you play video games. Now wouldn’t it be nice if there was a cure out there that could...

Woman With WiFi Allergies Granted Disability Allowance

09/01/2015, There has been a fair amount of debate on whether Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) is a real thing, but it seems that over in France, the courts have decided that a woman’s affliction, or to be more specific, her alleged allergies to WiFi are real...

Scientists Create Device That Turns Breath Into Words

08/31/2015, Imagine you are paralyzed, how would you communicate with others? Sure there are some methods available at the moment, but nothing quite beats the written or spoken language, right? The good news is that scientists are working towards that and have...

Successful Surgery Grants Man The World’s First Bionic Penis

08/25/2015, So we’ve seen a variety of bionic appendages in the past, like bionic eyes, bionic arms, and bionic feet, but what about our sexual reproductive organs? If it was possible to create bionic eyes, feet, and arms, surely a bionic penis wouldn’t be out of...

Digital Pens Could Help Spot Brain Problems Early

08/16/2015, For a while now, doctors have relied on tests where they get patients to draw objects like clocks to help diagnose if their brains might be have issues, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, as you can see in the drawings above. However by the time...

FDA Isn’t Happy About Pill Advertising Instagram Post

08/13/2015, Instagram is used to share photos of your travel, what you’ve eaten, what you’ve done, who you’ve met, and so on. It can also be used as advertising where popular Instagrammer advertise products they use so that their followers will see it. In some...