Medical Gadgets

Siemens Acuson P50 is a MacBook Pro pimped for medical use

Siemens Acuson P50 is a MacBook Pro pimped for medical use

Germany’s Siemens dropped a medical bomb recently with the showing of this magnificent MacBook Pro. Personally I think these notebooks are small works of art without addition, but adding an ultrasound machine is an amazing feat.

Furthermore, it doesn’t add too much girth to the laptop, well, at least not for a freaking ultrasound machine. You can still use the MBP as a regular notebook with web surfing, email, all that usual stuff, but there is the added hardware for the Ultrasound machine, and there is some added software for the same.

Thermofocus – the no contact thermometer

Thermofocus – the no contact thermometer

I would like to start off by saying, I have no children. However, I have somehow managed to always have some kind of small child in my life that I take care of from time to time. I've worked daycare, had baby nieces and even helped with a few different friends kids. No matter how much experience I have I still dread taking a child's temperature.

MPIon MP3 Player and deep skin ion cleanser

MPIon MP3 Player and deep skin ion cleanser

So you want a crappy MP3 player that can also help you with your acne? Well some weird Japanese company apparently has what you are looking for.

The worst part, your substantial $181 only gets you 128MB of storage space. I would think that you could buy a far better MP3 player and still afford a couple dermatologists appointments which would probably do you a lot more good.

Need Help On That Next Anatomy Exam?

Need Help On That Next Anatomy Exam?

Well now there are labeled anatomical knee-socks. They picture the bones of the leg and foot and label them.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am a computer technology major, so when they told me I had to take anatomy and physiology, I knew it was going to be a wasted venture. Had I had these, I probably could have gotten at least a full letter grade higher just due to the number of times these bones were mentioned.

Paper Craft To Save Lives Of Asthma Patients

Paper Craft To Save Lives Of Asthma Patients

I grew up with asthma, and had several inhalers growing up, all is well now, but I know how it feels to all of the sudden not be able to breath normally. Well apparently my inhalers were a considerable luxury, especially when I was younger and my inhaler had an attached spacer.

The problem is that aerosol inhalers that help with asthma attacks are cheap enough, and necessary enough to get ordered, but young children are generally unable to coordinate an intake breath with a spray of the inhaler, meaning its effectiveness is lost. So for those children they use a thing called a spacer, which is really just a chamber that catches the aerosol from the inhaler and holds it until the child breathes in.

Rocket Powered Prosthetic Arm Does Not Mean You Can Fly

Rocket Powered Prosthetic Arm Does Not Mean You Can Fly

A team at Vanderbilt University has been hard at work and has come up with a prosthetic arm whose characteristics are far closer to that of an actual human arm than anything else so far. The weight is pretty close to the same and its capacity for lifting and other tasks is pretty on par too.

I guess the biggest problem with battery powered arms was that in order for the arm to be able to lift anything it required a huge battery causing for a significant increase in weight making the bionic arm feel even more alien. This rocket-fuelled/steam-powered arm solves that problem by creating enough power on the fly to lift stuff and still managing to keep it all in a compact package.

Internal Bra

Internal Bra

I really don’t know how to say this other than to state that technology has come to a point where what’s important is better looking breasts. I mean why else would some Israeli (shouldn’t they be the last ones worried about this) scientists be developing/testing an internal bra?

By internal I don’t mean further integrated into clothing, I mean under-your-skin surgically integrated. Sadly, from this point on in the article, I don’t know where to go other than to the gutter, but I will try and keep it as informational as possible.

Review – The CardioChek from Polymer Technology

Review – The CardioChek from Polymer Technology

I recently received a CardioChek portable blood test system from Polymer Technology Systems. The gadget is used to test your blood for a number of different things including Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol and Triglycerides.

I'm only 22 years old, skinny, and tend to live off of pizza and whatever I can cook in the microwave, so I don't really care about my cholesterol. I thought about how exactly to test out this product, as this would be my first medical gadget that I've reviewed. After consulting one of my fellow writers, I decided that since the target audience for this product would not be the 20-something age group, I would need to find a someone else to help me out.

The RP-7 robot plays doctor

The RP-7 robot plays doctor

Pretty much everyone has had at least one if not several bad experiences in hospitals. Well this robotic doctor was created to try to make your stay at the hospital a little better.

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