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HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

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$100 Biosensors Toolkit Emerges on Kickstarter

October 24, 2014 3:06 pm | by pluxbiosignals | Comments

BITalino is a low-cost, purpose-built, all-in-one hardware and software toolkit designed for quick and easy creation of cool projects with body signals, development of quantified self wearable devices or apps, and/or learning how to build medical...

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The Pulse: Robotic Spoon Feeding and Watching You Sleep

October 16, 2014 10:28 am | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re feeding the disabled with a robotic spoon, fighting DME with an implant in the eye, improving restfulness by watching you sleep, and evaluating head impacts in real time. Robotic Spoon Feeds Disabled:...

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The Future of Early Cancer Detection?

October 15, 2014 1:45 pm | by TED | Comments

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time...

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Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light/Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 11:10 am | by Duke Medicine | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...

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Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 11:31 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome and...

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Portable Technology Brings Concussion Detection to the Sidelines

October 8, 2014 2:58 pm | by Emory University | Comments

Concussions from traumatic brain injury are a growing concern for organized sports and the military. Current diagnostic methods rely on subjective assessments at the time of injury that are inaccurate and laborious neuropsychological tests days...

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The World's Most Intelligent Stethoscope

October 3, 2014 2:47 pm | by Eko Devices | Comments

Eko is a device that converts an analog stethoscope into a powerful digital tool. It offers an array of features including audio visualization, record and playback, collaboration with associates, and real time analysis.    

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A Neural Portrait of the Human Mind

October 3, 2014 10:04 am | by TED | Comments

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose...

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Polar Wearlink Heart Rate Transmitter Teardown

September 30, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Comments

Teardown Tuesday - Inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope. Polar RMCM-01 Receiver Module...

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CLARITY Opens Window to Brain Circuitry

September 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

The connections between neurons in the brain are involved in everything we do, and no one's pattern is the same. Imagine the medical breakthroughs if we understood more about the brain's circuitry, but a milky opaque tissue that coats much of...

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Engineering Update #77: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 25, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Medical researchers have received approval to begin safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney. The federal Food and Drug Administration and the University of Washington Institutional Review Board accepted the protocol...

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Aurora Prototype Device Helps the Blind Pulse Through Obstacles

September 23, 2014 9:42 am | by Reuters | Comments

Hungarian engineers have created Aurora, a prototype device to help blind people detect obstacles as they walk, via an ultrasonic distance sensor and vibration motor. Elly Park reports...          

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The Pulse: Yawning at the Apple Watch and Diagnosing on the Go

September 18, 2014 10:23 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re yawning at the Apple Watch, testing blood, urine or saliva in minutes, determining cancer treatment with a 3D printed heart, and tracking fitness with our feet. Apple Watch: Last week came the much...

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Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 16, 2014 11:43 am | by ECN Magazine | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

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