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Lieutenant Calf, You Got New Legs!

Lieutenant Calf, You Got New Legs!
A poor calf was literally left out in the cold this winter and suffered frostbite to both of its hind legs. The frostbite was so severe that the calf lost both the back legs to surgical…
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Cue Health Tracker: The Hypochondriac’s Dream – Nightmare? – Gadget

Cue Health Tracker: The Hypochondriac’s Dream – Nightmare? – Gadget
Technology companies are really going after the wallets of health buffs nowadays, what with specialized gear, music players, weighing scales, fitness trackers and more. And now there’s Cue, a device that analyzes samples from your body…
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Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts

Virtual Cane Helps Blind People Move Around with Voice Prompts
Last year we saw a robot cane for visually impaired people that warns its user of obstacles with an audible alert. The Virtual Aid for the Visually Impaired or VAVI by grade 10 student Roman Kozak…
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Flexible Stick-on Electronic Patches: Skinnables

Flexible Stick-on Electronic Patches: Skinnables
Wearable technology is just about to take off, but we can already take a peek at what’s coming after smartwatches and the like. A team of engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern…
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Researchers Create Smart Glasses That Let Surgeons See Cancer Cells in Glowing Blue

Researchers Create Smart Glasses That Let Surgeons See Cancer Cells in Glowing Blue
There are untold numbers of people that go into surgery around the world every week due to cancer. Cancer surgery can be difficult on the patient and for the surgeon because it is very difficult to…
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Emertest On-the-Spot Blood Type Test Kit Could Save Lives

Emertest On-the-Spot Blood Type Test Kit Could Save Lives
A blood transfusion might spell the difference between life and death. This is apparent during emergency situations and in the case of accidents where the victims are in danger of bleeding out. But before any transfusions…
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Evena Glasses Let You See a Person’s Veins: V-Ray Vision

Evena Glasses Let You See a Person’s Veins: V-Ray Vision
Despite weighing as much as a proton and looking like I’ve been dead for six hours, I’ve only been to the hospital once. So I don’t know if doctors and nurses still have trouble with sticking…
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Robotic Cane Helps Steer Blind in the Right Direction

Robotic Cane Helps Steer Blind in the Right Direction
This robotic cane is the possible future of canes for blind people and the elderly who are not blind, but just have trouble seeing everything.…
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Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online

Need to See a Doctor? For $49, You Can See One Immediately – Online
Seeing a doctor can be a pain sometimes. It’s painful and inconvenient enough to be sick as it is. What’s even worse is having to sit at a doctor’s office for hours on end and wait…
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Smart Syringe Turns Blood Red to Indicate That It’s Been Used

Smart Syringe Turns Blood Red to Indicate That It’s Been Used
Every year, many diseases are transmitted between people because some practitioners use unsterile or reused syringes to administer injections, sometimes unknowingly. Data from the World Health Organization indicate that almost 40% of the annual 40 billion…
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Tooth Sensor Tells Your Doctor If You’re Over-Eating or Smoking When You Shouldn’t Be

Tooth Sensor Tells Your Doctor If You’re Over-Eating or Smoking When You Shouldn’t Be
People lie to their doctors all the time, even though it’s for their own good. There’s a new invention in the works that makes it impossible to deny you had that extra slab of steak or…
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Would You Let This Robot Draw Your Blood?

Would You Let This Robot Draw Your Blood?
Robots are everywhere. From making noodles in the background to serving diners and waiting tables, they’re no strangers to the restaurant scene. And now they might be making their way into hospitals.…
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MIT Researchers Can Tell How Fast Your Heart is Beating By Video Monitoring

MIT Researchers Can Tell How Fast Your Heart is Beating By Video Monitoring
Researchers at MIT are constantly finding ways to use technology to improve people’s lives. This particular one will probably be most useful to those who might need remote healthcare services one day. After doing extensive work…
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Griffin MouthStick Helps the Disabled Operate Tablets and More

Griffin MouthStick Helps the Disabled Operate Tablets and More
All around the world there are a huge number of people who have been injured in automotive, leisure or industrial accidents, or were born with limited control over their bodies. There are a number of medical…
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Tongue Cover Promises to Help You Swallow Those Bitter Pills

Tongue Cover Promises to Help You Swallow Those Bitter Pills
We’ve seen some bizarre projects turn up on Indiegogo and other crowdsourced funding sites over the years. However, the Tongue Cover may well be the most bizarre ever. The product is designed to cover the taste…
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Scottish Hospital is a Robot Shop of Horrors

Scottish Hospital is a Robot Shop of Horrors
There’s nothing new about robots helping doctors learn their craft, but normally they are satisfied with just a CPR robot or just a robot that simulates a heart attack. However, the Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s high-tech…
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