Medical Gadgets

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.

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!

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