Medical Gadgets

Microgrippers could be future of surgery

Microgrippers could be future of surgery

Scientific breakthroughs, especially those that pertain to the medical field never fail to amaze me. And this one is no different. Surgery might look a whole lot different in the future thanks to a tiny new technology called microgrippers.

Microgrippers could be swallowed by a patient and then would be activated by chemicals and magnets within the body. Incisions could become a thing of the past.

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Xtensor rehabilitates your hand

Xtensor rehabilitates your hand

With the direction technology has gone we all use our hands a lot, be it for texting or typing. We may not use them for manual labor but we manage to injure ourselves anyway. Well Xtensor is here to help with those hand related injuries.

It will actually strengthen and rehabilitate your hand after you've been cracking away at that PSP for several hours. Making it so your hand encounters less stress from those injuries.

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Stereo Mammograms detect cancer better

Stereo Mammograms detect cancer better

Mammograms are one thing that if you bring it up in a room full of women, you're bound to here a bit of grumbling. They are uncomfortable and apparently not always that accurate. Well now there is a new method in the works that is more accurate and one that is hopefully less painful.

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23andMe Personal Genome Service

23andMe Personal Genome Service

So this company sends you a kit, and you send it back with some saliva (drool) and a thousand dollars and they’ll genotype your ass. You they check about 600,000 data points in your DNA and can inform you of bad things to come, such as inherited defects, a predisposition to certain health conditions, things of that nature.

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Talking pill bottle patent describes mouthy meds

Talking pill bottle patent describes mouthy meds

iVoice have been crowing happily [pdf link] about their latest patent, which describes a new way of pestering those on medication to pop their pills.  Titled "Methodology for Talking Consumer Products with Voice Instructions via Wireless Technology", it covers individual medication bottles that have a wireless chip, microprocessor and speaker built into them, and which are given unique instructions (dose, regularity, total number of pills) at the point of dispensing by a separate computer. 

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