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Healing on Air

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Modern medicine is amazing. You can get basically anything in your body fixed, adjusted, twisted, broken, or completely restructured. But what about healing? That sucks. What if you could heal on air? Let’s take a look at this wonderful machine designer Sung Soo Chae of DESIGNNOON has made. It’s an air compression therapy system for hospitals, inflating the core of the the casts the system works with. Swelling and contracting for lovely massage.

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Posted by on November 20, 2010 in Technology

 

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Own that X-ray Machine !

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So you say you need a portable x-ray machine. Well. Let me tell you about this particular one. It’s called “RAY”, it’s designed by Cavallius Design group, and it’s just so very compact. Let’s say you’re on a camping trip, and you’ve got a generator with, but no x-ray machine! Well now you do! Let’s say you’re at the skate park and you’ve broken every bone in your body, and you want to see how bad it is, as soon as possible! Well now that time is cut in half! Just bust out your very own RAY!

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Posted by on November 20, 2010 in Concepts

 

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Brain Coprocessors

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The last few decades have seen a surge of invention of technologies that enable the observation or perturbation of information in the brain. Functional MRI, which measures blood flow changes associated with brain activity, is being explored for purposes as diverse as lie detection, prediction of human decision making, and assessment of language recovery after stroke. Implanted electrical stimulators, which enable control of neural circuit activity, are borne by hundreds of thousands of people to treat conditions such as deafness, Parkinson’s disease, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. And new methods, such as the use of light to activate or silence specific neurons in the brain, are being widely utilized by researchers to reveal insights into how to control neural circuits to achieve therapeutically useful changes in brain dynamics. We are entering a neurotechnology renaissance, in which the toolbox for understanding the brain and engineering its functions is expanding in both scope and power at an unprecedented rate.

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Posted by on September 25, 2010 in Medicine, Technology

 

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Electric Skin that Rivals the Real Thing

The tactile sensitivity of human skin is hard to re-create, especially over large, flexible surfaces. But two California research groups have made pressure-sensing devices that significantly advance the state of the art.

Sensitive skin: A new tactile sensor can detect the gentle touch of an alighting insect.
Credit: Linda Cicero, Stanford University News Report

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Posted by on September 22, 2010 in Technology

 

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