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Nokia C7 sits in world’s first prosthetic smartphone arm

Nokia C7 sits in world’s first prosthetic smartphone arm

Mister Trevor Prideaux, a British man born without an arm on the left side of his body, now has what we're pretty sure is the world's first prosthetic limb with a built-in smartphone dock. Not only that, but he's using the cool Nokia C7, a device that not only Chris Davies reviewed here on SlashGear, your humble narrator Chris Burns wrote a review for the USA side of things as well. Now one of these magical little devices sits in the hardened arm of a Brit - hows that for taking your "handicap" and making it work in your favor. Plain old human arm not looking so good to you now, is it?

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Stem cell human trial gets Euro go-ahead

Stem cell human trial gets Euro go-ahead

The first European human embryonic stem cell therapy trial has been given approval today, with British surgeons planning to inject the cells into the eyes of twelve patients suffering from Stargardt's macular dystrophy. The disease, incurable, is a major cause of blindness in young people, the Guardian reports, and scientists at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, hope the introduction of stem cells will slow, halt or - in the best case scenario - reverse the macular dystrophy. However, controversy still reigns over stem cell therapies, given that they are obtained from human embryonic cells.

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Implantable sensor can monitor tumors constantly to sense growth

Implantable sensor can monitor tumors constantly to sense growth

Fighting cancer is very touch on the caregivers because they need to find the medications that will kill the cancer cells without causing too many side effects for the patent. The problem is that too much cancer treatment like chemotherapy can make the person with cancer sicker than the tumor itself. Cancer is one of the biggest areas of research in the medical field and researchers have developed an interesting new implantable sensor that can continuously monitor the growth of a tumor.

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Asahi Kasei RFID device stores medical data and uses FeliCa tech

Asahi Kasei RFID device stores medical data and uses FeliCa tech

When it comes to emergencies, where a life hangs in the balance accessing information about the patient seconds faster could mean the difference between life and death. When people with severe medical issues or allergies are in an accident where they are unable to communicate with responders the special needs that doctors and paramedics don’t know about can make a huge difference in treatment and the outcome for the person.

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Modded iPhone may be able to track oxygen, sodium and glucose in the blood

Modded iPhone may be able to track oxygen, sodium and glucose in the blood

A team of medical researchers is working on a really cool way for people that need to track certain vital statistics about their body. They are working on a system that uses an iPhone to monitor things like the sodium in the blood, blood glucose, or the amount of oxygen in their blood. The modified iPhone would work in conjunction with a nanosensor "tattoo" on the person's skin.

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Researchers develop soft memory with the consistency of Jell-O

Researchers develop soft memory with the consistency of Jell-O

As technology progresses there are a number of ways that tech will be able to help people recover from illness and accidents that compromise the function of a part of the body. Often the sort of tech that can help repair damaged body systems has to be implanted. The problem with implanting electronic in the body today is that most of the gear is ridged and the body tends to reject anything it sees as foreign leading to the need for all sorts of drugs to prevent rejection in many instances.

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PossessedHand is Evil Dead come to life

PossessedHand is Evil Dead come to life

Having a hand that doesn't do what you want it to do or does things on its own is horror flick fare. Two prime examples of this in cinema would be Evil Dead and The Hand. If those flicks give you the creeps, you might want to look away now. Researchers at Tokyo University worked with Sony to create a new and weird contraption that allows them to hack your body and take control of your hand. I could see this tech leading to some impressively control prosthetics with a few tweaks too.

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Japanese researchers create self-propelled endoscope capsule

Japanese researchers create self-propelled endoscope capsule

The endoscope has been the go to tool for doctors that need to look inside the digestive tract of a patient since the 1980's. These things are generally long, black cables that are forced through the mouth of up the bum of people when the doctors need to check for things like colon cancer or stomach issues. In 2008, we talked about a new development in endoscope tools that placed the camera into a small pill shaped capsule that the person swallowed to get a look at their innards.

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Ford designs sensors for vehicles that will check driver’s heart rate

Ford designs sensors for vehicles that will check driver’s heart rate

Ford takes tech innovation seriously for its cars and trucks. The company has put a huge amount of research and money into green technology and fuel efficiency for its vehicles. That isn't the only place that Ford is looking to innovate though. Ford has announced an interesting new technology that may someday allows the seats in a Ford vehicle to alert a driver's physician if there is a problem with the driver's heart.

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