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Tag: Medical

Band-Aid Printer Could Make Custom Bandages for Just the Right Fit

Band-Aid Printer Could Make Custom Bandages for Just the Right Fit
A while back we saw some innovative bandages which could be adjusted to fit a variety of wounds and skin colors. While these were great for carrying around in your bag, they might not fit each…
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FDA Approves iRobot RP-VITA Robot to Work in Hospitals

FDA Approves iRobot RP-VITA Robot to Work in Hospitals
iRobot makes robots for all sorts of needs in the military and other business areas. In the consumer space, the company is probably best known for its line of robotic vacuum cleaners, including the Roomba and…
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DARPA Fills Bodies with Foam to Save Lives

DARPA Fills Bodies with Foam to Save Lives
I’m frequently impressed with the projects coming out of DARPA, but most of the stories I’ve come across have been about their advances in robotics and defense systems. This new technology is designed specifically to save…
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Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers
Pacemakers save millions of lives, but a security researcher has shown that they can be used to kill on a massive scale as well. Speaking at the Breakpoint security conference, Barnaby Jack of IO Active reverse…
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Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly

Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly
Even though we still don’t have a cure for the common cold, modern medicine does have a lot of achievements under its belt. Most of them creepy. We’ve heard of doctors restoring motion to a paralyzed…
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Woman Has Mysterious Allergic Reaction That Causes Fingernails to Grow from Hair Follicles

Woman Has Mysterious Allergic Reaction That Causes Fingernails to Grow from Hair Follicles
We’ve talked about some strange medical conditions over the years here. Most recently, we mentioned the woman who had a live spider living in her ear for several days. Another very strange medical mystery has surfaced…
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3D-Printed Exoskeleton: Toddler’s Magic Arms

3D-Printed Exoskeleton: Toddler’s Magic Arms
We saw the dark side of 3D printing with the 3D printed semi-automatic rifle. Here’s a counter-example of the technology’s vast potential: a lightweight assistive device that might not have been made if not for 3d…
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FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill
The FDA has issued approval for an interesting medical gadget that is designed to be swallowed. The digestible sensor is designed to report back to doctors on a patient’s adherence to medications, as well as to…
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Slow But Steady: This LEGO Motorized Wheelchair Actually Works!

Slow But Steady: This LEGO Motorized Wheelchair Actually Works!
Being confined to a wheelchair is a bummer. But while this LEGO wheelchair won’t necessarily take the frustration at having to use one away, it will make the entire thing a bit more bearable.…
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AmoeBAND: The Most Versatile Bandage

AmoeBAND: The Most Versatile Bandage
Remember the Chameleon Bandage that changes color to match your skin tone once you stuck it on? It was definitely an interesting concept, although a difficult one to execute.…
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Smoking Vaccine Could Block Nicotine Buzz

Smoking Vaccine Could Block Nicotine Buzz
After working in a hospital for over a decade, I’ve been around many people that had major health problems related to smoking. Combine the health issues with the fact that smoking is just absolutely disgusting to…
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O2Amp Mood Divining Glasses Let You See How Others are Feeling

O2Amp Mood Divining Glasses Let You See How Others are Feeling
These new glasses are supposed to amplify the wearer’s ability to interpret the emotions and health of other people, by emphasizing the differences in color as well as brightness of their skin tone. The O2amp glasses…
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Mexican Man Gets Double Arm Transplant

Mexican Man Gets Double Arm Transplant
Medicine has come a long way in the last few years with all kinds of surgeries being performed that were the stuff of fiction years ago. One such case was the face transplant I mentioned back…
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Docs “Rewire” Paralyzed Man’s Hands, Restoring Limited Movement

Docs “Rewire” Paralyzed Man’s Hands, Restoring Limited Movement
Doctors and researchers are putting intense effort into researching fixes for people who have paralyzed arms and legs from accidents or degenerative conditions. A team of doctors has been able to “rewire” the hands of a…
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ReWalk Robotic Exoskeletons Let Paraplegics Walk Again

ReWalk Robotic Exoskeletons Let Paraplegics Walk Again
Being confined to a wheelchair due to some sort spinal cord injury can severely limit the ability for people to get around and do things on their own. A company called Argo Medical Technologies creates robotic…
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Study Finds Playing Tetris Could Treat PTSD

Study Finds Playing Tetris Could Treat PTSD
A study has been published by a research team from Oxford University that claims playing Tetris can help soldiers deal with flashbacks caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers believe that playing the game may prevent…
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