Implants – these are extremely useful in helping prolong and improve the quality of life of someone. The thing is, they can prove to be rather costly. Some implants can control high blood pressure without the need for drugs, while others like brain implants claim to restore one’s memories, or an eye implant that might lead to more effective glaucoma treatments. How about implanting a tiny NFC chip within your […]
In the near future, doctors might be able to say with full conviction and confidence to paralyzed patients, “Get up, pick up your bed, and go home. After you settle the bill, that is.” Why do we say so? Aren’t paralyzed patients going to remain that way unless something unexplainable and miraculous happen? Apparently not – there is technology being developed by Swiss researchers who are looking into a bendy […]
When it comes to body modification, there are many different kinds of methods and implementations, and most of the time, these involve sterile needles as well as some form of metal or another. However, implanting microchips into hands might be considered to be body modification experiments of the future. We have already talked about how a man embedded a Bitcoin wallet in his hand, and here we are with a […]
The X-Men is a hugely successful comic book franchise, and one of the beloved characters would be Wolverine. Sporting a nigh indestructible adamantium skeleton and a healing factor that is the envy of many, will we humans ever be able to obtain such a healing factor somewhere down the line? Perhaps, as DARPA has just received close to $80 million of funding in order to research the possibility of enhancing […]
We have seen our fair share of implants in the past, where a brain stem implant could actually help a boy hear, and here we are with research done on a small eye implant that was developed Stanford, where it will eventually allow patients to actually take more frequent readings directly from the comfort of their own home. In fact, this particular implant will also be able to perform daily […]
The human mind is a truly complicated creature, so much so that even until now, there is far less that we know about it compared to what we already do. Scientists over at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have worked to develop a small computer that could very well see it implanted in the human brain down the road in an effort to restore memories of one whose nerve cells […]
Being addicted to alcohol or drugs is considered to be a medical condition by certain quarters, and it can be pretty difficult to try to overcome one’s addiction with sheer willpower alone, although that has happened in the past. Well, it seems that there has been breakthroughs in the medical field, where an implantable form of a drug is capable of removing the variable of compliance completely in order for […]
Just when you thought that intelligence agencies have got all of that brainwashing and mind control techniques down pat, along comes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and their effort in developing new brain chips which will supposedly be able to implant or remove specific memories from a subject. This is certainly a chilling development, and most probably something that most of us would think should remain in the […]
For some of us, making sure we remain slim and trim is not too difficult, thanks to how we were conditioned in our younger years to live a life of discipline, in addition to being blessed with a high metabolic rate. Others, however, find it difficult to refrain from eating, and eventually that leads to a whole lot of health issues, obesity included. If you have tried all else and […]
The world of technology has certainly come a long way from its early years, pervading just about every single industry that you can possibly think of. Apart from that, the medical world, too, has benefited greatly, as a 43-year old Taranaki woman named Susan Mundt found out recently. Ms. Mundt happened to be the first recipient in New Zealand to have the world’s smallest cardiac monitor implanted.
There is this particular observation made by some of the more astute folks out there when we take drugs to cure or manage a medical situation in our lives, and more often than not, such a drug will come with its fair share of complications, that will need other drugs to control those side-effects, ad infinitum. Well, when it comes to high blood pressure and you feel that you would […]
Advanced Bionics has just announced that they have received the nod of approval by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for their Neptune sound processor. What makes the Neptune sound processor so special? Well, this is touted to be the first and only swimmable, waterproof cochlear implant sound processor in the world.
A toddler who was born deaf might eventually be able to hear for the first time, assuming all goes well with the surgical procedure that implanted a device on the boy’s brain stem. After all, this is considered to be the next step up just in case a cochlear implant fails to work. The entire operation took approximately half a dozen hours to complete, where surgeons at the Children’s Hospital […]
Brain implants are not the easiest medical procedure in the world, but their benefits can be extraordinary if done right. For instance, we have seen how a boy hears for the first time in his life after a successful implant, while a different implant did explore the possibility of helping those who have spinal cord injuries to walk again. This time around, highly secretive US military researchers have revealed that […]