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Want to (legally) become a super-athlete? Get this glove | SmartPlanet

Want to (legally) become a super-athlete? Get this glove | SmartPlanet | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Could this be the end of steroids? A special cooling glove could be the ticket to endless workouts without fatigue.
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Paraplegic Claire Lomas first person to take home ReWalk robotic suit | Digital Trends

Paraplegic Claire Lomas first person to take home ReWalk robotic suit | Digital Trends | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Brit Claire Lomas has become the first person to take home the ReWalk robotic suit for everyday use.
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Federal Robotics Initiative Gives $1 Million to Make Brain-Controlled Exoskeletons

Federal Robotics Initiative Gives $1 Million to Make Brain-Controlled Exoskeletons | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Robots that can read and respond to brain waves will eventually help stroke patients regain movement, using new neural interfaces that can re-train...
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Japanese researchers develop WalkMate System for improving quality of life of Parkinson's patients

Japanese researchers develop WalkMate System for improving quality of life of Parkinson's patients | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Researchers in Japan have developed an innovative, non-invasive therapeutic intervention that may improve the mobility, stability, and quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients.
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New device to remove stroke-causing blood clots proves better than standard tooli

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a common cause of long-term disability in the United States, but doctors have very few proven treatment methods.
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Smart Sutures That Detect Infections - Technology Review

Smart Sutures That Detect Infections - Technology Review | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Plastic or silk threads covered with temperature sensors and micro-heaters could keep tabs on infections and provide therapy.
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Camera-toting EyeRing could help blind people to "see" objects

Camera-toting EyeRing could help blind people to "see" objects | Futuremed | Scoop.it
The EyeRing system features a finger-worn camera module and wirelessly connected smartphone that provide a visually-impaired user with aural feedb...
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The World's First Successfully Implanted Synthetic Larynx Component

The World's First Successfully Implanted Synthetic Larynx Component | Futuremed | Scoop.it
In another leap forward for regenerative/transplant medicine, an international team of surgeons working in Russia have for the first time transplanted...
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The Adidas miCoach Will Track Real-Time Data From Every Single MLS Player

The Adidas miCoach Will Track Real-Time Data From Every Single MLS Player | Futuremed | Scoop.it

Depending on your background you can figure out different ways on how to make something useful. This has huge potential to monitor players with cardiovascular parameters. We all have witnessed players  drop dead while playing a game. This could prevent this from happening by observing warning signs.

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Haptic Tattoos. Excuse Me, But Is Your Leg Ringing?

Haptic Tattoos. Excuse Me, But Is Your Leg Ringing? | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Nokia files a patent for a haptic tattoo that lets you know someone is calling...
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Middle Ear MEMS Microphone Could Restore Hearing

Middle Ear MEMS Microphone Could Restore Hearing | Futuremed | Scoop.it

Hearing device could serve as discreet alternative to cochlear implants

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Paralyzed patients regain feeling with neural stem cell injections | SmartPlanet

Paralyzed patients regain feeling with neural stem cell injections | SmartPlanet | Futuremed | Scoop.it
After receiving injections of neural stem cells, paralyzed patients in Zurich, Switzerland were able to feel touch and heat.
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Tough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself: Biocompatible material much tougher than cartilage

Tough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself: Biocompatible material much tougher than cartilage | Futuremed | Scoop.it
A team of experts in mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering has created an extremely stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to replacing damaged cartilage in human joints.
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First implantation of prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes: 'All of a sudden I could see a little flash of light'

First implantation of prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes: 'All of a sudden I could see a little flash of light' | Futuremed | Scoop.it
In a major development, researchers in Australia have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.
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Company Aims to Cure Blindness with Optogenetics - Technology Review

Company Aims to Cure Blindness with Optogenetics - Technology Review | Futuremed | Scoop.it
The technique would retrain cells that typically don't respond to light.
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Football helmet sensors could help keep players safe | SmartPlanet

Football helmet sensors could help keep players safe | SmartPlanet | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Tiny sensors that measure brain activity could someday help football players monitor their injuries.
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Merging bioengineering and electronics: Scientists grow artificial tissues with embedded nanoscale sensors

Merging bioengineering and electronics: Scientists grow artificial tissues with embedded nanoscale sensors | Futuremed | Scoop.it
A multi-institutional research team has developed a method for embedding networks of biocompatible nanoscale wires within engineered tissues.
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3D printing blood vessels to enable larger tissue...

3D printing blood vessels to enable larger tissue cultures...
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First UK operation to tackle heart failure with novel nerve-stimulating implant

First UK operation to tackle heart failure with novel nerve-stimulating implant | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Researchers have announced that the UK's first operation to tackle heart failure (HF) with a novel nerve-stimulating device was performed August 23.
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Wristband Sensors Can Detect, and Possibly Predict, Life-Threatening Seizures

Wristband Sensors Can Detect, and Possibly Predict, Life-Threatening Seizures | Futuremed | Scoop.it
Some seizures briefly incapacitate, while other seizures can be deadly.
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With New Nicotine Vaccine, Cigarettes Give You No Pleasure

With New Nicotine Vaccine, Cigarettes Give You No Pleasure | Futuremed | Scoop.it
By denaturing nicotine before it reaches the heart and brain, a new vaccine could mute the addictiveness of tobacco products...
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How Would You Like Your Bionic Vision?

How Would You Like Your Bionic Vision? | Futuremed | Scoop.it

Second Sight and Retina Implant use different technologies to bring eyesight to the blind

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Algorithms Replace Spinal Cord In New Approach to Neural Prosthetics - IEEE Spectrum

Algorithms Replace Spinal Cord In New Approach to Neural Prosthetics - IEEE Spectrum | Futuremed | Scoop.it
When the spinal cord is the road block, engineers can build a detour...
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