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Tag: Health

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 share their vital signs.

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion

Joggobot: The Flying Quadrocopter Jogging Companion
It’s not always easy staying motivated when you train alone. This is one of the reasons why I find the Joggobot interesting. It’s kind of like a robotic coach, that follows you around as you run.

Medicine Jet Injector Less Painful, More Awesome than Needles

Medicine Jet Injector Less Painful, More Awesome than Needles
If Ian Hunter and his team at MIT have their way, the serial killers and torturers of the future will have one less tool to brandish and freak out their victims. Hunter and his colleagues have engineered a jet-injection system that can administer drugs with less pain and more accuracy compared to syringes and hypodermic needles.

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 71-year-old man who lost most use of his arms after an accident that left him with a broken neck.

Battery-Powered Portable X-Ray Machine: Your Insides Have Nowhere to Hide

Battery-Powered Portable X-Ray Machine: Your Insides Have Nowhere to Hide
If you’ve ever been asked to have a radiograph of your body taken, then you know that X-ray machines are quite large and even the portable ones are carried by large vans. Until now. Japanese company Mikasa recently introduced a battery-powered X-ray machine that’s small enough to be carried by hand.

“Elephant Nose” Sniffs for Genetically Modified Stuff in Your Food

“Elephant Nose” Sniffs for Genetically Modified Stuff in Your Food
Genetically-modified foods are becoming more common as world crop production falls while the population continues to balloon.

Space Invaders Masks Keep Dust Invaders out of Your Nostrils

Space Invaders Masks Keep Dust Invaders out of Your Nostrils
I’ve seen the Space Invaders featured on everything from waffles to cutting boards to underwear – but this is honestly the first time I’ve seen those pesky alien invaders on a dust mask.

uPixie USB Massager Works Out the Kinks While You Work

uPixie USB Massager Works Out the Kinks While You Work
When the firm I work for takes on new projects, we engineers are the ones who get stressed out the most. Maybe it’s psychological, but a whole lot of aches just suddenly manifest themselves: headaches, stomach aches, neck aches, back aches – even handaches (if these even exist.)

Nike+ FuelBand Tracks: Activity Tracking in a Snap

Nike+ FuelBand Tracks: Activity Tracking in a Snap
I was pretty happy that I held off purchasing a Jawbone Up wristband because users have reported massive failures. Since then, Jawbone has had to offer full refunds to anyone who made a claim. The Nike FuelBand reminds me of the Up, but unlike the Up it might actually work.

Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard is Now FDA-Approved

Vioguard Self-Sanitizing Keyboard is Now FDA-Approved
Keyboards can get pretty filthy. It’s the one part of your computer that you probably come into contact with the most, aside from your mouse.

Microsoft Working on Blood Sugar Monitor Contact Lens

Microsoft Working on Blood Sugar Monitor Contact Lens
While we still may be a long way off from heads-up displays built into contact lenses, Microsoft Research is hoping to sort this technology out at some point in the not-too-distant future. Beyond the Terminator-like augmented reality ideas we all envision, Microsoft Reasearch and The University of Washington are working on a much nobler idea – contact lenses which automatically display blood sugar levels for diabetics.

Autom The Diet Robot Now Shipping, Keeps You from Cheating (on Your Food)

Autom The Diet Robot Now Shipping, Keeps You from Cheating (on Your Food)
Autom is a little robot that is designed to help you lose weight by being a good buddy and coach. The robot will talk to you every day and get to know your habits, then react accordingly.

Tooth Guardian Lets You See What Your Dentist Sees, Every Time You Brush

Tooth Guardian Lets You See What Your Dentist Sees, Every Time You Brush
Here’s a concept design that I actually think is quite smart. It’s a toothbrush with a built-in camera to help you make sure to get all the built-up gunk off your teeth when you brush.

Jawbone Offers UP Buyers Full Refund, No Returns Needed

Jawbone Offers UP Buyers Full Refund, No Returns Needed
Back in the summer when we caught our first glimpse at the Jawbone UP bracket it seemed interesting enough. The idea is that the UP can track all sorts of things about you and your health from how far you walk to how long you sleep.

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled

Robot Made to Move Human Arm: You Are the Controlled
You read that right. My dream of piloting giant mecha before I die just got turned on its head. A research team at French institute Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics has invented a system that enables a robot to manipulate a human arm.

Weigh Whatever with the Scale²

Weigh Whatever with the Scale²
Typically, you need different types of scales depending on what sort of thing or being you want to weigh. But with this intriguing concept, the scale itself is able to scale to suit its target.