Medical Gadgets

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.

DuoFertility soon to be released

DuoFertility soon to be released

For those of you that actually want offspring this little gadget has been released to the general public to purchase. Granted not for cheap, but it would be a useful device for those that are trying for a baby or two.

RESPeRATE helps you lower your blood pressure

RESPeRATE helps you lower your blood pressure

Essentially this device hooks up to you (probably around your chest) and monitors your breath. Then, if you are breathing faster than 10 breaths per minute (the therapeutic zone) it creates a custom melody that will help you slow your breathing rate.

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.

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. 

SensDevice is a mouse therapist for you

SensDevice is a mouse therapist for  you

A few years ago I was sharing a house with a friend and they became so enraged with their computer that they threw it across the room. I’ll admit I’ve been really upset and wanted to do that but never enough that I actually did it. My friend could have used the SensDevice therapist in a mouse.

Conceptual Fire Extinguisher puts out flames by throwing balls at it

Conceptual Fire Extinguisher puts out flames by throwing balls at it

Last year there was a huge fire in my town that did some damage to my place of work. It was the first time “devastating fire” ever really hit home with me and I’m not ashamed to admit I have a slight fear of another fire being started to finish what the first one didn’t. I like to be safe and feel safe and I actually keep a fire resistant body shield in my vehicle. You can never be too safe. I’d really like to the Capsule fire extinguisher brought to life, I’d feel a lot safer with one around.

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