Here’s That Caffeinated Soylent You’ve PROBABLY Heard About…

I can assure you that this Soylent product is in NO WAY people-related.  Anyway, this is called Coffiest, mainly because it’s more coffee-er than the coffee we’re familiar with. This comes from the people at Soylent, known for their delivery service that provides meal-replacing, soy and algal oil-based nutrient products similar to their existing liquid offerings, with a key new addition. While Coffiest is made for … Continue reading Here’s That Caffeinated Soylent You’ve PROBABLY Heard About…

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Researchers Develop Paper Clip-Mized Mind Control Device Installed in your Brain…

Yes, you heard correct! This is the stentrode, described as a “bionic spinal cord”, and it records brain activity and converts those signals into electrical commands to control bionic limbs — according to results from clinical trials.  Doctors say it could also let a person pull a Professor Charles Xavier and move a wheelchair using only their thoughts. Continue reading “Researchers Develop Paper Clip-Mized Mind Control Device Installed in your Brain…”

Doctors Will Start Using 3D-Modeling Before Your Next Sinus Surgery

This story intrigues me as someone who has had allergies and sinus issues every year since the age of two, and surgury is something I’m strongly considering. Now, the sinus’ close proximity to the eyes and brain (including its super-sensitive nature) means that the single slip of the surgical scalpel can result in negative and permanent repercussions. Because of this, researchers at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center have developed a 3D-modelling technique that maps out the sinus cavity of each patient before their surgery, giving doctors the opportunity to practice the upcoming procedure and see exactly what effect (if any exist) the surgery could have on the patient. Continue reading “Doctors Will Start Using 3D-Modeling Before Your Next Sinus Surgery”

Behold this Mind-controlled Robot That Gives the Disabled a Taste of Travel

Wow you guys; we already have brain-controlled robot limbs assisting the disabled regain some mobility, but what about a free-roaming operating FULL-FLEDGED robots controlled by our thoughts?!? Seems far-fetched and elusive, right?  WRONG! Swiss researchers have developed a mind-controlled telepresence robot that allows anyone with motor disabilities to travel when it would otherwise prove to be impractical.  Continue reading “Behold this Mind-controlled Robot That Gives the Disabled a Taste of Travel”

SCOUTing Torin’s Outdoor Classrooms with Hart – WIRed #49

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Before we party like it’s episode 50 (coming NEXT WEEK), this week’s 49th weekly episode of WIRed discusses fundraising for an outdoor classroom in Denver AND the Scanadu SCOUT health analysis device, the underrated “Torin’s Passage”, and remembering Owen Hart & “RAW is OWEN”. Also, cockroaches may have evolved from Jawas… Continue reading “SCOUTing Torin’s Outdoor Classrooms with Hart – WIRed #49”

Scanadu’s SCOUT is a REAL Star Trek-style Tricorder…Almost..

Scanadu (yes, I know what it sounds like) is creating a device that is essentially the real-life manifestation of the classic Star Trek tricorder.  The device, called ‘SCOUT’, would analyze, record, and present your vitals — temperature, respiratory rate, ECG, blood pressure (systolic or diastolic), stress and oximetry levels — within 10 seconds of direct contact with your left temple.  To financially support the SCOUT, Scanadu is launching an  IndieGOGO campaign with the goal of $100,000. SCOUT is set to cost about $200, however if you’re one of the first thousand backers you’ll only have to spend $150 with a projected Q1 2014 shipping timeframe. Currently, the SCOUT has not been approved by the FDA yet, but Scanadu hopes that the fundraising campaign and its early adopters will aid in their quest for approval via testing and useful data feedback.  Also, one of the perks for being an early adopter includes a trip to NASA as a “citizen astronaut for a space medicine workshop”. YAY!!!!   Continue reading “Scanadu’s SCOUT is a REAL Star Trek-style Tricorder…Almost..”

PSU Developing Bandages That Dissolve Into Sugar Post-Healing

Penn State University’s Department of Food Science have worked utilizing an electrospinning device to stretch fibrous strands from a solution of biodegradable food-starch. After using the solvent to dissolve the starch into fluid, the long strands are then spun and then can be woven together like textiles—an application that could potentially include the creation of napkins, tissues, paper-like products, and even medical dressings, such as gauze and bandages. Continue reading “PSU Developing Bandages That Dissolve Into Sugar Post-Healing”

The eT-Shirt, A New Advancement for Monitoring Patients

Scientists and researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid created this particular high-tech tank top with a number of health monitoring tools embedded into the clothing’s fabric. These tools include: a removable thermometer, accelerometer and a GPS chip (which is actually housed in a pocket, but will be sewn into the fabric in later versions of the eT-Shirt). The creators of the eT-Shirt have … Continue reading The eT-Shirt, A New Advancement for Monitoring Patients

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