A group of roboticists have developed a new kind of robotic arm that can actually use an artificial sense of touch to navigate complicated situations.
Fujitsu has put together a device that combines one of the most used tools of the aged, a cane, with the GPS and Internet power of today in a bid to make sure your elderly loved one never gets lost again.
Australian firefighters swallowed a temperature sensing data pill during a training exercise to test its efficacy as a safety tool.
What what if there was an even more efficient way to prevent bacteria from passing to others?
Most robots at least try to be cute and cuddly, but not Vomiting Larry. The robot is designed to projectile vomit up to 10 feet.
New devices that promise to enhance our telepresence experiences are nice, but what we really need, right now, is better telemedicine technology, particularly in emergency situations. A new solution called the LifeBot 5 offers the promise of exactly that.
Some of the coolest sci-fi medical scenes show an injured person being monitored via some sort of slick visual interface controlled by a handheld device. Now a new product brings us a huge step closer towards that reality by delivering a wearable health monitor that doctors can check from their smartphones.
Mind-controlled prosthetics are making leaps and bounds in terms of dexterity. Research at the University of Pittsburgh has yielded what's considered the most advanced prosthetic arm control system yet. We've come a long way from Captain Hook with brain implants and prosthesis.
DARPA's Wound Stasis program launched in 2010 and is bearing impressive fruit. Wound stasis is meant to stanch internal bleeding and would be aided by a new foam that conforms to the victim's abdominal cavity. Pre-clinical trials showed improved survival rates for lethal liver injuries that are up to three hours old, from 8% to a whopping 72%.
For heart patients, signing up to implant a pacemaker in your chest isn't casual choice. Nevertheless, the technology has saved numerous lives over the years. This week a new development was unveiled that uses a similar device to treat to Alzheimer's patients with what's essentially a pacemaker for the brain.