Orthopedic clinic is one of the most frequently visited clinics by people all over the world and in orthopedic medicine, musculoskeletal research and medicine is the most prominent (it accounts for nearly 30% to 40% of all acute orthopedic care including sports, industrial or job related injury and chronic conditions . These fields of medicine are very important to us as nearly all of us some day or somehow are involved in injuries or medical conditions related to our muscles or bones, at least once in our lives.
It is not everyday we gizmo freaks get to see the real life counterpart to the exalted ‘Terminator-esque’ limb. However, Leeds based company prosthetic company RSLSteeper has certainly kicked up a few notches when it comes to bionic technology. According to them, their scientists have created the world’s most evolved bionic hand. And, the beneficiary of this fascinating contrivance is the 53 year old Nigel Ackland, a smelter who lost his arm in a industrial bending machine accident.
To own an iPhone is certainly one of the most interesting things that any human being can imagine. What is even more interesting is how further can one go with their iPhones and the technologies it offers? This is a question which everyone had been asking Apple and Apple users to themselves. Have you ever imagined, how much better the world would become if we were able to use our iPhones without even touching them? Until now, indeed the iPhone has revolutionized our world and to make it even better, Federico Ciccarese has come up with a concept called the...
Cloud is the new technological evolution that allows potent sharing of info through smart devices. Taking advantage of this vast yet virtual network, the Japanese have contrived the EW-BW53. It is a wrist mounted blood pressure monitoring device that utilizes a specialized Panasonic’s smart app for its job.
It may come as a bit of a shocker, but the above pictured conception is not a wristwatch, or rather not only a wrist watch. In fact, it is a wearable robot. Yes, a full fledged robot that can perform all the managing tasks of the owner’s life (much like Apple’s voice software Siri). However, this ‘robot’ can offer a much more personalized and varied service, given that it can comprehend the owner’s individual psychological framework (unlike Siri).
The quirky trend of odd wearable emanating odd tweets still continues with the Apron Alert. Based around a scientific project that involved improving our kitchen experience, this gear was contrived by some designers at the Smart Design’s Interaction Lab. The basic set up comprises of an apron that remarkably tweets just when the preparation for your meal has started and when it has finished.
Cardiac arrhythmias alludes to a range of heart conditions that denote unbalanced electrical activity in the heart. The very nature of their abnormality make the conditions hard to either predict or detect, thus resulting in life threatening medical emergencies. In this regard, semiconductor producer firm STMicroelectronics has teamed up with Preventice, a mobile health solution developer, to provide for an effective solution. The solution calls for a ‘real world’ remote monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias, which can be done even form the comfort of the patient’s home.
It may come as a bit of a shocker, but on a daily average a postal worker handles around a whopping 250 kgs of mail. To put things into perspective, that is actually more than four times the average human mass (which stands at 62 kgs). And, of course because of the manual handling of such high weight ratios, many of our ever friendly postmen go through serious health issues like carpal tunnel syndromes. In this regard, design student Doris Feurstein has contrived her very own innovative solution for postmen, in the form an exclusive body gear for lessening the overall weight...
In this age of mercurial technological advancement, there is one trend that remains nigh constant: small is beautiful. In this regard, designer Mike Enayah has tried to follow the ‘micro’ dictum by conceptualizing his very own home theater system, powered by none other than the exalted iPhone.
What can spoil a perfect athlete’s health and even end his/her carrier is an injury, which can happen while practice sessions or real game. The worst among these injuries are head injuries like concussions. There are many types of helmets which are available in the market to prevent or soak the shock caused by such injuries. But what if we are able to know the scale of damage caused by an injury and determine there and then if we need a medical help or can resume our game, measuring the impact of injuries? Well, this is not just an imagination...