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Tag: Medicine

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb

Gadget Quickly Cools Skin to Make Injections Less Painful: Comfortably Numb
Three Rice University freshmen are working on a simple device that could make injections less painful. They call their device Comfortably Numb – a small ice pack that quickly cools down the spot to be injected.…
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Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s…
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Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs

Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs
Three-year-old Tanner Jensen and his 20-month-old brother Skyler were both born with a rare genetic condition that you have probably never heard of. It is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and it means they can’t walk or…
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Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats

Stethee Bluetooth Digital Stethoscope Lets You Hear, See and Feel Heartbeats
This year saw the explosion of wearable fitness devices, with many of them able to detect and track your pulse alongside their other capabilities. So why would you get a device that can do only that?…
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rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device…
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Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger

Liif Smart Pill Box Reminds You to Take Your Medicine: Popper Pinger
Pill boxes or pill organizers are often marked with the days of the week to remind you when you should take your medicine. But that’s a passive notification. If you forget to take your medicine you…
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SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder

SCiO Scanner Identifies Food, Medicine & Plants: Monocorder
Last year we found out about TellSpec, a portable scanner that can identify the composition of food as well as provide nutritional data. A company called ConsumerPhysics is raising funds for SCiO, which works similarly to…
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Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation

Doctors Want to Put Humans into Suspended Animation
One of the many staples of science fiction and other fantasy movies and TV shows is suspended animation. If you have to fly somewhere on a starship, suspended animation will get you there without you being…
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New & Improved Looking Glass Volumetric Prints: Slices of Life

New & Improved Looking Glass Volumetric Prints: Slices of Life
Late last year we found out about Looking Glass, a volumetric printing service. Each 3D object consists of printed slices stacked and stuck together in a case. This month the company relaunched with a better and…
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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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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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Life-Size Crocheted Skeleton with Organs: Undead Sackboy

Life-Size Crocheted Skeleton with Organs: Undead Sackboy
We’ve seen a variety of awesome crocheted items, mostly hats and amigurimi based on fictional characters. But artist Shanell Papp is more interested in real human beings. More specifically, what’s inside of us. Back in 2006,…
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Organic Spray-on Gel Bandage is Massively Effective at Stopping Bleeding

Organic Spray-on Gel Bandage is Massively Effective at Stopping Bleeding
If you’ve played any of the Mass Effect games, then you’re familiar with the series’ Medi-gel. It’s a potent salve that instantly cures wounds and restores health, regardless of the source of the damage. It can…
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Easy Eye Drops Make Sure You Don’t Blink

Easy Eye Drops Make Sure You Don’t Blink
As someone who has eyes that get irritated easily, I can definitely appreciate a good design for the classic eye dropper. Even though I use eye drops on a regular basis, I still find myself blinking…
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Medicine That Blooms in Your Cup Gives Relief in More Ways than One

Medicine That Blooms in Your Cup Gives Relief in More Ways than One
Taking your medicine with a spoonful of sugar might not be the best thing to do, especially if you’re a diabetic. But something that can definitely help the meds go down is Singapore design student Chan…
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