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Artificial Toes from Ancient Egypt Confirmed as World’s Oldest Prostheses

Artificial Toes from Ancient Egypt Confirmed as World’s Oldest Prostheses | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Dr Jacky Finch at the University of Manchester has been studying a couple ancient Egyptian wooden toes to find out whether they are the world’s oldest known prostheses or are simply aesthetic devices from a time when everyone wore sandals.
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Dissolvable “Transient Electronics” Will Be Good For Your Body and the Environment

Dissolvable “Transient Electronics” Will Be Good For Your Body and the Environment | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
When it comes to any kind of electronic device, we tend to gravitate toward the ones that are more durable and longer-lasting.
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Core77 / industrial design magazine + resource / Medical category

 

Here are a pair of inspirational stories of post-injury redemption via Inhabitat: a heartstring-puller about Beauty the bald eagle with a 3D-printed beak, and the story of Sun Jifa, who should probably get an honorary Core77 Design Award for the DIY category for making his own prosthetic arms out of scrap metal.

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P3i – the future of innovative design - Phys.Org

P3i – the future of innovative design - Phys.Org | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
P3i – the future of innovative designPhys.Org... technologies that enhance life quality and creating customised products that connect with people on an emotional level.
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A Gadget For Teaching People To Master Body Language - Co.Design

A Gadget For Teaching People To Master Body Language - Co.Design | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Co.DesignA Gadget For Teaching People To Master Body LanguageCo.Design“While having spoken to colleagues and friends it became clear, that almost everybody seems to want to improve their appearance and that hardly anybody seems to be really...
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Tactile Bracelet Gives Stylish Alerts for Deaf Fashionistas | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Tactile Bracelet Gives Stylish Alerts for Deaf Fashionistas | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
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Body Heat-Powered Drug Delivering Bandages Means No More Needles

Body Heat-Powered Drug Delivering Bandages Means No More Needles | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
The only painful part of wearing an adhesive bandage is having to peel them off, so researchers at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center have developed a way to turn Band-Aids into a nearly pain free alternative to needles.
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Stroke Glove Stimulates Brain and Muscles - MedPage Today

Stroke Glove Stimulates Brain and MusclesMedPage TodayIt's a medical device in the form of a glove, and the company making it wants to actively engage the brains of these patients to help re-establish the neural connections between the brain and...
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Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton for Stroke Patient Rehabilitation

Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton for Stroke Patient Rehabilitation | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Researchers at Rice University and the University of Houston are currently developing a new  way to help stroke survivors to recover. They’re using a brain-machine interface coupled with a robotic system to improve upper-limb rehabilitation.
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Now Even Sutures Are Becoming Electronic

Now Even Sutures Are Becoming Electronic | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
John Rogers, professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and cofounder of MC10, the company commercializing his flexible electronic technology (see flashbacks below), is truly helping to take surgery into the future.
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Biometric Bracelet Lets a Medical Device Recognize its Wearer - Technology Review

Biometric Bracelet Lets a Medical Device Recognize its Wearer - Technology Review | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
A device that measures its wearer's unique electric impedance could make medical procedures more convenient.

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An Internet of You: Bringing Sensors Out of the Clinic into Our Lives | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology

An Internet of You: Bringing Sensors Out of the Clinic into Our Lives | EMDT - European Medical Device Technology | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Despite the availability of powerful sensing technology, most people are ignorant of their own health metrics. We often know more about the health of our technological products than we do about our own bodies.
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The wild world of wearable computers

The wild world of wearable computers | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Are you ready for talking watches, singing shoes, ringing earrings and vibrating tattoos?
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Facebook-Connected Vest Passes Along Your Warm Fuzzies | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Facebook-Connected Vest Passes Along Your Warm Fuzzies | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
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Riding the Cute Wave: Wearable Brain-Controlled Cat Tails | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Riding the Cute Wave: Wearable Brain-Controlled Cat Tails | Gadgets, Science & Technology | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
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Bionic Legs, i-Limbs, and Other Super Human Prostheses You’ll Envy

Bionic Legs, i-Limbs, and Other Super Human Prostheses You’ll Envy | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
There are many advantages to having your leg amputated.Pedicure costs drop 50% overnight. A pair of socks lasts twice as long. But Hugh Herr, the director of the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab, goes a step further.
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4 Rules For Designing Wearable Tech That People Will Actually Wear - Co.Design

4 Rules For Designing Wearable Tech That People Will Actually Wear - Co.Design | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Co.Design4 Rules For Designing Wearable Tech That People Will Actually WearCo.DesignIt is an exciting time to be in wearable technology.

 

 

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Fitbit Unveils Two New Products

Fitbit Unveils Two New Products | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Smartphones may have dominated the news this week, but Fitbit, creators of the Fitbit Ultra smart fitness tracker and the Fitbit Aria smart wireless scale, today unveiled two new fitness trackers (which will both sync to said smartphones, by the...
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Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Vocalized Speech | Singularity Hub

Smart Gloves Turn Sign Language Gestures Into Vocalized Speech | Singularity Hub | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it

a team of Ukranian students has devised a glove that translates sign language into vocalised speech via a smartphone.

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NeuroMetrix Sensus Diabetic Pain Management System

NeuroMetrix Sensus Diabetic Pain Management System | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it

SENSUS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator that’s intended for use by diabetics to help manage chronic intractable pain. The SENSUS is attached to the patient’s upper calf and uses proprietary algorithms to generate an electric current that disrupts/modulates nerve pain signals from reaching the brain.

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NCSU to lead federally-funded nanotechnology research

'An international research consortium led by N.C. State University has won an $18.5 million grant to develop tiny, wearable medical devices powered by human body heat and motion that will be able to monitor the wearer’s health and how their environment might be affecting it.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/06/2322041/ncsu-to-lead-federally-funded.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

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New Wireless Sensor Can “Predict the Future” for Fall-Risk Patients

New Wireless Sensor Can “Predict the Future” for Fall-Risk Patients | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
A new device from Texas Tech University is being developed to predict when a person might fall – even days in advance. It may sound like magic, but the device works by analyzing posture and gait trends and patterns, and sends an alert if there is a...
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Glove Tricorder Seeks to Bring Human Touch Back to Diagnostic Medicine

Glove Tricorder Seeks to Bring Human Touch Back to Diagnostic Medicine | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
A Singularity University startup called Med Sensation has released a prototype of a new device called the Glove Tricorder that contains sensors to assist medical personnel and may one day potentially diagnose cancer and other diseases.
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Blinklifier: Bat eyelashes, activate display

Blinklifier: Bat eyelashes, activate display | shubush healthwear | Scoop.it
Not getting enough attention? Blinklifier is an eye-grabbing wearable computer that lights up your winks. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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