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The next step to our cyborg future? Fierce, fabulous 'smart nails' - Digital Trends

The next step to our cyborg future? Fierce, fabulous 'smart nails'
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The future of human interfacing with technology may be closer than we think. In fact, it may literally be right at the end of our fingers.
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Second Sight’s Bionic Eye Implant Approved in the United States

Second Sight’s Bionic Eye Implant Approved in the United States | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it

A prosthetic device that can restore some sight to the blind has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company that makes the device, Second Sight, based in Sylmar, California, can now market the retinal prosthetic to patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that can cause blindness. This is the first approved treatment for the disease in the United States.

 

“This enables people who are completely blind to see enough to improve their mobility,” says Mark Humayun, a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles who has been developing the device for the past 25 years. “It allows people to make out the sidewalk and stay on it without twisting an ankle, see unexpected obstacles like parked cars, make out a table, see someone coming through a doorway,” he says. Some patients can make out large letters, but the main function of the implant is to give patients enough sight to restore mobility.

 

 

The device, called the Argus II, has three main parts: a glasses-mounted video camera; a portable computer; and a chip implanted near the retina. The video camera sends image data to the computer, which is worn on a belt. The processor converts the image data into electrical signals that are beamed to a chip implanted near the retina. The signals are then sent to an array of 60 electrodes that stimulate the retinal cells. These electrodes essentially do the work of the light-sensing cells that have degenerated. So far, the system can’t help patients make out different colors, but it can provide them with enough visual sensation to sense the outlines of things nearby.

 


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Touchscreen T-Shirts Only A Few Years Away - PSFK

Touchscreen T-Shirts Only A Few Years Away - PSFK | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Under Armour is transitioning towards performance tracking, with their sights set on fabrics that display stats themselves.
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Now, jacket to connect wearable tech using data waves - Daily News & Analysis

Now, jacket to connect wearable tech using data waves - Daily News & Analysis | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Now, jacket to connect wearable tech using data waves
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Very soon we will be covered in wearable technology, from health monitors to smart watches, which will communicate through a jacket via surface waves.
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Wearable cameras provide new insight into lifestyle behaviors and health - EurekAlert (press release)

Wearable cameras provide new insight into lifestyle behaviors and health - EurekAlert (press release) | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Wearable cameras provide new insight into lifestyle behaviors and health EurekAlert (press release) San Diego, CA, February 5, 2013 – Understanding the relationships between lifestyle behaviors and health outcomes can be enhanced by the use of...
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Local woman turns stark medical devices into works of art - WCNC

Local woman turns stark medical devices into works of art - WCNC | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Local woman turns stark medical devices into works of art
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The bands, medical devices used on babies with head deformities, are increasingly popular and used by doctors to correct a number of medical issues in newborns and infants.
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IBM Enables Your Wearable Future with Flexible Wafers - Bright Side of News*

IBM Enables Your Wearable Future with Flexible Wafers - Bright Side of News* | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Bright Side of News* IBM Enables Your Wearable Future with Flexible Wafers Bright Side of News* Perhaps the biggest announcement of Common Platform Technology Forum wasn't even in the focus of the semiconductor engineers: we all know flexible,...
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Making the wearable tech revolution a reality - Fortune Tech

Making the wearable tech revolution a reality - Fortune Tech | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Wearable technology was all the rage at CES, but companies are still trying to figure out exactly how to convince consumers to wear tiny computers around the clock.
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Intersting that the aesthetic for these wearables remains resolutely in the filed of technology. there is a nod to jewellery in the generic forms and palces on the body that these are worn. What will become interesting is when a contemporary jewellery designer who experiments with form, material and wearability begins to collaborate in such designs.

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Amiigo Fitness Tracker Automatically Tracks Over One Hundred Activities (w/video)

Amiigo Fitness Tracker Automatically Tracks Over One Hundred Activities (w/video) | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Here’s a cool new fitness tracker for you to consider for the new year. It’s called Amiigo, developed by a team out of Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s a completely waterproof fitness tracking system consisting of two parts: a wristband and a shoe clip.
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SPR Smartpatch for Chronic Shoulder Pain Approved in Europe

SPR Smartpatch for Chronic Shoulder Pain Approved in Europe | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
SPR Therapeutic won CE Mark approval for the Smartpatch Peripheral Nerve Stimulation system .
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DC-MMDS 2013 : Workshop on Design Challenges in Mobile ...

DC-MMDS 2013 : Workshop on Design Challenges in Mobile ... | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
DC-MMDS 2013 : Workshop on Design Challenges in Mobile Medical Device Systems (In Conjunction with IEEE Secon 2013) ... This new generation of mobile medical device systems (MMDS) faces a variety of challenges.
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Andrea Graziano's curator insight, January 26, 2013 9:24 AM

The study of Protocells is a new and emerging science that has the potential drastically to revolutionise future materiality.

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Hello Touch, A Wearable Vibrator » Yanko Design

Hello Touch, A Wearable Vibrator » Yanko Design | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Hello Touch, A Wearable Vibrator · Tweet. Yes girl, the pleasure Gods at Jimmyjane are at it again with their latest orgasm inducing pleasure toy called Hello Touch. They're finger tip vibrators which if you take your mind out of ...
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5 wearable ideas Apple could borrow from sci-fi

5 wearable ideas Apple could borrow from sci-fi | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Today's iNews bulletin appears to be the notion that  Apple [AAPL] is developing new families of iOS-powered wearable device as it seeks new areas in which to innovate.
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Will Apple's plans for an iWatch herald a new era of wearable tech?

Will Apple's plans for an iWatch herald a new era of wearable tech? | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Apple and Google are just two of the giants working on gadgets that were once the realm of sci-fi – but that also push the frontiers of the privacy debate, reports Dominic Rushe
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Bandage Printer Prints Out the Perfect Plaster Every Time | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Bandage Printer Prints Out the Perfect Plaster Every Time | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Bandage Printer Prints Out the Perfect Plaster Every Time
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rather than only adjusting the skin tone- why not exciting colours and patterns?

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Interview with Scanadu’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Alan Greene

Interview with Scanadu’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Alan Greene | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
By now you have probably seen or used (or even built) a device that can be considered part of the Quantified Self movement. It seems that there’s one for every letter of the alphabet, from the Adidas miCoach to the Zeo sleep monitor.
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Wearable Devices' Next Design Challenge: The Human Brain ...

Wearable Devices' Next Design Challenge: The Human Brain ... | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Wearable devices like the Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone UP, larklife, and future products like the Misfit Shine and Google Glass have been the subject of much discussion, for good reason: They give us access to information ...
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Wearable cameras – the future of fitness monitoring? - Gizmag

Wearable cameras – the future of fitness monitoring? - Gizmag | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Wearable cameras – the future of fitness monitoring?
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We've recently been seeing a lot of wearable fitness devices aimed at monitoring our activity levels and diet – devices such as the Jawbone UP and eButton, for example.
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Apple experimenting with curved glass iWatch - report

Apple experimenting with curved glass iWatch - report | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Newspaper claims smartwatch would run iOS and feature a curved glass display.

 

"Pete Bocko, the company's chief technology officer, told The New York Times that this could be used to wrap around a human wrist, including on a watch, but it remains a difficult challenge. 

"The human body moves in unpredictable ways," he said. "It's one of the toughest mechanical challenges."


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I am intrigued to see what they come up with and what aesthetics this piece will have....

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Crafty Chinese Man With Kidney Disease Lives on Homemade Dialysis Machine

Crafty Chinese Man With Kidney Disease Lives on Homemade Dialysis Machine | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Going on dialysis is an unpleasant fact for many people with diseased kidneys, but in many parts of the world that’s not nearly the biggest problem. Dialysis machines are expensive, rather bulky, and require specialists to maintain and operate.
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Core Body Temperature Pill Helps Aussie Brush Firefighters Stay Safe

Core Body Temperature Pill Helps Aussie Brush Firefighters Stay Safe | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
According to Australian Associated Press, some of the firefighters battling brush fires on the continent this summer are using a new wireless ingestable pill coupled with the Hidalgo‘s Equivital belt to watch their core body temperature and prevent...
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ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 Exoskeleton Improved to Get More People Using It

ReWalk Rehabilitation 2.0 Exoskeleton Improved to Get More People Using It | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Argo Medical (Marlborough, MA) unveiled a new version of its ReWalk Rehabilitation exoskeleton for people with spinal cord injuries.
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Joshua McElrone's curator insight, March 14, 12:28 PM

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The new version of the rewalk was introduced in 2013. This new model has a slider adjustment to make it easy to size for each individual. It also can fit different heights in just one model. Also the rewalk has new software which helps improve the learning process of teaching people to support themselves.

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Polymer Multilayer Tattoo for Safe, Effective Delivery of DNA Vaccines

Polymer Multilayer Tattoo for Safe, Effective Delivery of DNA Vaccines | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
DNA vaccines hold promise of overcoming the downsides of traditional vaccinations, potentially allowing for effective defense against HIV and other viral infections.
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'Deaf People Will Hear Again:' How ViviTouch and Able Planet's Haptic Technology Will Change The World - Forbes

'Deaf People Will Hear Again:' How ViviTouch and Able Planet's Haptic Technology Will Change The World - Forbes | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
The team at Artificial Muscle -- a division of Bayer MaterialScience -- have developed a haptic technology that isn't just changing video games, it's also changing lives.

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