Posts Tagged Invention

Finding a Cure for Dementia with Google Street View

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With the help of Google, Anne-Christine Hertz invented a prototype device called BikeAround; a device that pairs stationery bike with Google Street View to combat dementia. Based on the data gathered by Alzheimer’s Society, “there are 850,000 people with dementia and the number will rise to over […]



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Virtual Reality is Disrupting the Manufacturing Industry

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A virtual reality system can change the future of manufacturing jobs. A team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is currently developing a VR system for Oculus Rift headset that allows manufacturing workers to teleoperate using a Baxter humanoid model robot. The […]



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Nintendo’s Wii is the Answer to Improve the Health of Patients with Parkinson

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The new research is currently underway to utilise Nintendo’s Wii game console as the solution to help people with Parkinson disease to improve their movements and speech. Researchers will ask the participants to stand on a balance board and move a cursor to a specific target, therefore […]



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The Viability of Drones as the Future of Medical Devices

Drone technology might be the solution to transport blood supplies to uncharted location during an emergency situation. Based on the study conducted by John Hopkins, ‘transport drones can safely deliver large bags of red blood cells, blood plasma, or platelets’ (Tantibanchachai, 2017). In addition, the study might […]



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The Rise of Breathable Devices

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Despite the popularity of wearable devices in the recent years for health monitoring process, the ultrathin films and rubber sheets might have a lack of breathability and not safe for long term use. Therefore,  a group of Japanese scientists are developing a very light and thin hypo-allergic […]



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Biosensors Contact Lenses: The Future of Health Diagnostics

Integrating biosensors to contact lenses might seems impossible but not for the research team at Oregon State University. The integration may help us to track pharmacokinetics and non-invasive glucose testing. We may be familiar with the traditional technique of glucose testing by injecting a small needle into […]



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This Mirror Might Change Your Life Forever

EU researchers are currently developing a prototype device called Wize Mirror to monitor heart rate, body temperature, and skin tone. The main objective of the research is to help users monitor their day-to-day activities and help to spot signs of cardio-metabolic diseases. Source: Semeoticons.eu   The device will […]



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