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This Flexible Sensor Sticks To Your Skin And Measures Your Blood Flow

To better monitor diseases that may affect how blood flows<p>The blood coursing through your arteries and veins bring necessary nutrients to organs throughout the body as well as take waste away. But conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and certain types of inflammation can limit blood flow to …

This HUD For Doctors Proves Less Is More For Future Wearables

Vivi, a Google Glass-like device, helps keep doctors up to speed in the operating room.<p>For all of its promising ideas and potential, Google Glass can, at best, be summed up as a noble failure. In trying to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, the resulting device offered little in the way …

Google Glass

UnlimitedHand Allows You To Feel Virtual Reality

Another step toward complete immersion into the virtual world.<p>In a bid to make virtual reality more immersive, Japanese design brand H2L has created the UnlimitedHand. The device is strapped to a users forearm and combines haptic feedback with multi-channel electronic muscle stimulators to allow …

What does virtual reality mean for the healthcare industry?

Consider the following scenario: A woman in a remote rural area of a developing country is due to give birth in a few days. She has no access to a …

Virtual Surgery: Training Med Students on a 3D Cadaver

The Michigan Immersive Digital Experience Nexus (MIDEN) could bring virtual reality to medical school and beyond.<p><b>The 3D model of a cadaver floats like a</b> hologram in front of neuroscientist and dentist Alexandre DaSilva. Using a video-game controller, he can slice away sections of the body, as well …

Augmented Reality System Helps Military Surgeons Treat Wounded Warriors

Scientific collaborators at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine have been working on new technology to help surgeons on …

Virtual reality in a cereal box

Kellog's has packed a virtual reality (VR) experience in to its Nutri-Grain 500g size box, linking it to a smartphone app. Once the exclusive domain …

Virtual Reality

4 Ways Sci-Fi Tech Is Already Revolutionizing Medicine

The next time you have surgery, your doctor might have practiced on you in virtual reality first.<p>You might not get a robot best friend, or a trip around the world in virtual reality any time soon. But in one field, some of these ultra-hyped trends are actually looking like the technologies of today.<p>…

Cyborgs, third ears and body hacking: How the future of technology is inside us

Science fiction is full of stories in which the machines take over and humans are left subservient to their own creations, but according to some …

How To Design A Safer Operating Room

Infection in the OR can be deadly. A new design concept by NBBJ aims to reduce the risk.<p>Getting an infection during surgery is a serious problem. Surgical site infections, which occur in the part of the body operated on, in the skin, tissue, organs, or an implant, can prolong hospital stays by more …

Handsfree

3D Printing Medical Tools in Haiti and Beyond

By Danielle Perretty<p>Haiti is both a land of beauty and a land of suffering. Among the awe-inspiring mountain views and coastal areas, eroded lands …

3D Printing

FDA clears ReWalk exoskeleton that lets paraplegics walk again

Following the EU's lead, the US finally allows people with spinal cord injuries to buy the motorized system that lets them independently stand upright, turn, and walk.<p>The ReWalk exoskeleton has helped countless paraplegics be able to walk again. But, until now, not just anybody in the US could buy …

Exoskeletons

Older adults who exercise stay mobile longer - Futurity

New research offers more evidence that exercise is key to staying mobile as we age, even for frail older adults.

Handheld terahertz cameras could replace MRI - Futurity

Thin sensors that use carbon nanotubes to detect terahertz waves could offer a less intrusive way to screen passengers at airports or to scan for …

Tumors

Chip implant no bigger than a grain of rice is powered by wireless breakthrough

Human trials expected soon<p>A new method for wirelessly powering medical electronics like pacemakers and nerve stimulators could mean new possibilities for treating illnesses and mitigating pain. As reported in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, a team led by Stanford electrical …

One Of America’s Largest Hospitals Brings Google Glass Into The ER

Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, one of America’s largest hospitals, is testing Google Glass in their ER so doctors don’t have to break eye contact with patients while treating them.<p>Patients at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC) might notice something different if …

Google Glass

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …