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The Pulse: Moving Fluids Across Open Surfaces and Visualizing the 3D Heart

August 7, 2014 11:54 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re moving fluids across active surfaces, visualizing a beating heart in 3D, preventing drowsy drivers, and getting a better night’s rest.             

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Small Device Can Test for Ebola in 15 Minutes

August 7, 2014 10:59 am | by KTVU.com | Comments

Testing people for the Ebola virus can be an involved and lengthy process. But one Bay Area company  is developing a prototype that can test people on the spot and get results quickly. PositiveID says the device is designed to be used at...

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Engineering Live: AC vs. DC (On Demand)

July 30, 2014 10:47 am | by MDT Staff | Comments

In the old war of currents between Edison and Tesla, Tesla's alternating current proved to be the winner in grid distribution. We wonder if it will prevail when it comes to local and regional distribution. The new distribution extends deeper than the power grid....

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The Pulse: Reading Minds with Google Glass and Walking with Toyota

July 23, 2014 3:11 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair...

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Healing Burns Fast with Spray-On Nanogel

July 21, 2014 3:10 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers in Singapore are developing a new type of peptide-base hydrogel that acts as a natural scaffold, allowing burn wounds to heal faster than ever before while decreasing the risk of infection.       

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Innovative Technology Enables Revolutionary New Brain Surgery

July 18, 2014 2:06 pm | by WPBF ABC News | Comments

There's a revolutionary new procedure and approach to brain surgery that only one hundred doctors in the United States have been trained to perform. It is called BrainPath. After getting a brain hemorrhage from being hit with a golf ball...

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Health Wearable Device Offers No-Skin-Contact ECG Technology

July 17, 2014 2:52 pm | by Lifetip | Comments

Attached to a shirt or bra, Lifetip monitors the user’s daily activities, certifying that everything is going well or providing a warning if not. The device, tracking and analyzing the user’s electrical heart activity (ECG), is able to promptly recognize...

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How Does Misfit’s Activity and Sleep Monitor Work?

July 15, 2014 3:14 pm | by Bloomberg | Comments

Misfit Wearables CEO Sonny Vu and KPBC Design Partner John Maeda and discuss the Misfit’s sleep monitoring wearable product on “Bloomberg West.”                 

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A Tool to Fix One of the Most Dangerous Moments in Surgery

July 15, 2014 1:47 pm | by TEDx | Comments

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical...

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Robot Care Giver Offers Company and Security to 94-Year-Old Grandmother

July 10, 2014 3:48 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A robot that monitors the health of elderly people living alone and allows them to have face-to-face conversations with relatives or doctors is being tested in Rome by 94-year-old Grandma Lea. The makers of the GiraffPlus system say their...

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Soundhawk: Not Your Grandma's Hearing Aid

July 9, 2014 10:30 am | by Bloomberg | Comments

Mike Kisch, president and CEO of Soundhawk Corp., discusses the company's app-enabled hearing aid with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."                      

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The Robotic Exoskeleton Helping People Walk Again

July 7, 2014 3:55 pm | by Bloomberg | Comments

ReWalk Robotics CEO Larry Jasinski explains how the company's robotic system is helping people walk again. He speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."                

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Eye-Tracking Wheelchair Helps the Severely Disabled Steer New Course

July 7, 2014 3:42 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Scientists in London have developed an algorithm-based decoder system that enables wheelchair users to move around simply by looking to where they wish to travel. The researchers at Imperial College London say the system is inexpensive and...

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HotSpot: Wireless, Connected Chemistry Analyzer

July 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

CenLab is a handheld, wireless, connected chemistry analyzer. It allows for automated, and better yet cost effective, analysis of body fluids and water quality. It eliminates trips to the doctor by providing ubiquitous, instantaneous, urinalysis...

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Device Aims to Improve Posture and Prevent Back Pain

June 30, 2014 3:32 pm | by UpRight | Comments

UpRight is a wearable device that passively improves your posture, so you can both prevent future back pain and feel and look more successful.                 

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