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Smartphones Could Be ‘Eye-Phones’ Thanks To Affordable Devices

03/07/2014, Stanford ophthalmologists might usher in a new use for modern day smartphones with low-cost devices that turn your communications device into an ‘eye-phone’, which might be confused by some to be the iPhone if it were not spelled out properly....

Robotic Prosthesis Turns Man Into Extra Skilled Drummer

03/06/2014, What would you do if you were to grow an extra limb? Embrace the oddity as well as advantage of it all, of course! Jason Barnes from Atlanta who had his right arm amputated from below the elbow two years back was on the receiving end of a robotic...

Care Predict Activity Tracker System Targets Seniors

03/04/2014, Most of the time, an activity tracker is something that is used by the young and mobile, as it is meant to calculate the amount of activity done in addition to calories burned for some of the more sophisticated models. How about an activity tracker for...

Phantom Limb Pain “Cure” Discovered

02/28/2014, There are some of us out there who have lost a limb due to an accident, disease, or on the battlefield, and it is definitely not a pleasant experience at all. In fact, for those who have missing limbs, there are times when one feels pain in a place where...

Painless Patch To Deliver Flu Vaccine

02/27/2014, If there is one thing that kids hate, I would suppose it would be receiving a vaccination. Anything with needles, whether large or small, is scary, and I think eating one’s vegetables would come in a close second. What if there was a way to deliver...

Implant Helps To Predict Heart Attacks

02/27/2014, A heart attack is a silent killer, but are there ways to be able to figure out a preventative step before it happens? Apparently so, as a 3D printed implant might just be able to predict when a heart attack is going to happen. Biomedical engineers from...

Single Drop Of Blood Enough For 30 Lab Tests

02/25/2014, In order to run a blood test, one would need to have sufficient amount of fresh blood. The thing is, what happens when one is unable to draw enough blood, or the circumstances do not permit it? A certain Elizabeth Holmes is curious to see a future where...

Using Light To Detect Pain

02/24/2014, Pain – it is one aspect of life that some of us would prefer not to live with, and yet it is essential in helping us know that something is wrong with our bodies when we feel a certain amount of pain somewhere. I guess some pain is all right, but...

ReSound LiNX Is The First “Made For iPhone” Hearing Aid

02/24/2014, When it comes to choosing a smartphone for ourselves, we think about its specs, its look, its price, and so on. However for the disabled, they need to factor in whether the phone or the platform has accessibility features catered to them, like a...

Radiation-Free Cancer Scans A Possibility

02/20/2014, What are some of the necessary evils in life? Can you lump whole body scans in a cancer screening process under that category, especially when we are talking about kids? Traditional radiation scanners such as PET and CT do a pretty good job when it comes...

First Leadless Pacemaker Implant A Success

02/17/2014, Ah, the wonders of modern medical miracles – you can count the successful implant of the first leadless pacemaker into a New York patient without the need for surgery as one of them. Just how does this spanking new medical device work, and the kind...

Bionic Pancreas Might Save Lives In The Future

02/17/2014, There might be no such thing as a Six Million Dollar Man (as seen above) in real life (and I am not talking about net worth alone), but this does not mean that humanity’s future will not see bionic parts being implanted within. Such wishful thinking...

Skin Gun Could Heal Skin Burns Within Days

02/10/2014, Medical technology has certainly come a long way from the early days where blood-letting used to be the de facto method of treating any kind of illness. Viral and bacterial infections might be fatal at times, but majority of them require you to just pop a...

PillCam Colon Lets You Skip A Colonoscopy

02/10/2014, Anyone who is over 40 would be recommended to go for a colonoscopy from time to time in order to make sure that their intestines are in good working condition, without any kinds of growth or polyps making life difficult for the human body. Not all are...