I really like this concept watch from Nikita Golovlev. It’s a watch for the hearing impaired which can alert it’s wearer through vibrations of an alarm going off. This is a great way for those who live alone to remain safe.
Hearing is something some of us take for granted. My sister has some hearing problems due to birth complications so we’ve dealt with all sorts of different solutions and hearing aids for her.
The Carina sounds promising even though it’s only in “phase II” of its study. It uses four separate implants in the skull, including a fingernail sized microphone. It has a fully rechargeable lithium-ion battery which recharges via magnets you wear a couple hours a day. That kind of seems odd to me but since it promises a “natural feeling of sound” who am I to complain?
It’s my opinion that today’s society is heavily over-medicated. We have eight different pills for the same aches and pains, it’s just getting ridiculous. Prescriptions, however, are in high demand and unfortunately we’re experiencing a shortage of pharmacists.
I’m just about the only person in my family who doesn’t need to test their blood sugar everyday. Maybe that’s a good thing but the gamer inside me is a little disappointed after seeing the Glucoboy, even though I don’t own Game Boy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.