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Wearable Technology Inspired by Air Bags

November 20, 2014 11:10 am | by TEDMED | Comments

Engineer and entrepreneur Drew Lakatos has repurposed the notion of car airbags and is developing a wearable technology to protect us during our everyday movements ...         

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Engineering Newswire 116: World's Smallest Form B Reed Switch

November 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re showing off the world’s smallest reed switch, flying atom planes that are stronger than graphene, and doing karate with the Atlas robot ...            

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Kasey's Korner: Affordable, Inflatable Incubator

November 14, 2014 1:42 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Dyson just handed out their James Dyson award and this year it’s going to a young inventor who created an inflatable incubator. Incubators, though widely available in modern hospitals, continue to be outrageously expensive, to the tune of up to $45,000...

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Sanitizing Ebola Waste with Electron Beams

November 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife | Comments

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai electron beam technology could do a safer, better and 'greener' job of sanitizing ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater.                 

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Microsoft Technology Aims to Assist the Visually Impaired

November 10, 2014 10:08 am | by Microsoft | Comments

See how new technology from Microsoft, charity Guide Dogs UK, and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult can help people with sight loss navigate cities like never before. Narrated by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana.    

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Single Blood Drop Diagnostics Key to Resolving Healthcare Challenges

November 7, 2014 2:17 pm | by TEDMED | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, President and CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, talked about the importance of enabling early detection of disease through new diagnostic tools and empowering individuals to make educated decisions about their healthcare...

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Bedside Ultrasound a Major Game Changer

November 7, 2014 1:45 pm | by TEDMED | Comments

Resa Lewiss, Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains why and how ultrasound at the bedside has become a game changer for clinical care...

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Shape-Shifting Micro Muscles Will Pump You Up

November 7, 2014 12:42 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

First of their kind, self-assembling particle chains may serve as muscles for futuristic tiny robots. This breakthrough has Michigan Engineers pumped up. They have demonstrated the ability to extend and retract—flex—nanoscale colloidal fibers ...

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Living Healthier with the Microsoft Band

November 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Microsoft | Comments

Microsoft Health is a new service that helps you live healthier by providing actionable insights based on data gathered from the fitness devices and apps that you use every day. It's designed to work for you, no matter what phone you have...

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Ebola & Engineering: Containing an Epidemic

October 30, 2014 3:22 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

Ebola isn't just a public health issue, it's an engineering problem, says Wallace Hopp, a professor of engineering and business at the University of Michigan. "The same principles we use to design safe aircraft and nuclear reactors can be used to ...

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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