Medical Gadgets

Eye Implantable Camera being developed

Eye Implantable Camera being developed

There are not a lot of things that creep me out, but the short list of things that do are usually strange and improbable. The implantable bionic eye however, makes the list. I know it would be helpful but the thought just gives me the willies for some strange reason.

10 Minute DECTECt test for Alzheimers

10 Minute DECTECt test for Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s effects many people whether it’s those who have it or those who have loved ones who do. Georgia Tech and Emory have developed a new and quicker way to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s and aside from being useful it looks like fun virtual toy!

Carina Implantable Hearing Aid

Carina Implantable Hearing Aid

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?

InstyMeds – Drug ATM

InstyMeds – Drug ATM

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.

Glucoboy Blood Sugar Tester

Glucoboy Blood Sugar Tester

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.

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.

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