Sleep apnea is no laughing matter. It can kill. But this sleep apnea relieving hardware gave us a good laugh. What you see here is not a real-life Alien facehugger attack. It is a custom CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) ventilator mask by sleep apnea patient/tinker gnome Jared Gray. Gray figured, if he is going to put himself through a CPAP “torture machine,” he might as well make it fun and by Gray’s definition, ‘fun’ is having the notorious facehugger hugging his face. Continue reading Alien Facehugger CPAP Ventilator Mask Won’t Lay Eggs, It Delivers Air
X-Ray and Computer Tomography scan, or CT scan, are brilliant technologies that let doctors dig inside what’s inside of you without putting you under the knife. The medical community has been relying it for years and while useful, medical professionals have been putting up with the incoherent-to-layman black and white images. Well, that is set to change with New Zealand-based tech company Mars Bioimaging’s new medical imaging scanner called Spectral CT. Continue reading Mars Color CT Scan Shows The True Color Of Human’s Inner Beauty
What do a doctor do when when he or she want to stand out from the crowd of medical practitioners? Well, there are many ways, but no others stand out like a name card that measures heartbeat and yes, it is something you can actually acquire, but more about it later. Dubbed ‘toy card’ ECG, this novel business card is the creation of Hungary-based open-source ECG equipment maker MobileECG. It appears to be a regular business card from the front, but on the back, you will find a pair of sensors that will pick up your heart rate when two fingers are placed on them (one on each sensor, of course). Continue reading This Doctor’s Business Card Will Display The Holder’s Heart Rate
It is a good thing that most civilians won’t experience being shot by a gun. However, we can’t say the same if you are in stateside. Well, don’t get me wrong. If you have been following us long enough, you will know we are not against guns, but there are very bad sheep out there who are hell bent in tarnishing the image of gun ownership. Anyways, in what might be a life-saving milestone, U.S.’s Food and Drug Administration (or more popularly known as FDA) has recently approved a sponge-filled syringe that would help to temporary stem haemorrhages inflicted by gun shots. Continue reading Gunshot Wound Sealing Syringe Now Approved For Civilian Use
Smartphone could be described as one of the world’s most important inventions. It has broaden a phone’s application to beyond just voice calls and text messages. With the right hardware, it could do more, like for example, taking temperature. Temperature sensing hardware and software combo for iPhone is not new, but SensorJacket is not the ordinary; it broke new ground with its tiny non-contact infrared temperature sensor that integrates into the back of an iPhone case. Continue reading SensorJacket Is An iPhone Case That’s Also A Contact-free Thermometer
Taking temperature of patients with potentially contagious disease is a risky business which healthcare workers have to live with, but not quite, if Thermowand becomes a reality. Pitched by Captains Engineering and Consulting helmed by Professor Tim Johnson of Wentworth Institute of Technology, Thermowand is an infrared temperature measuring device that allows you to stay three feet away from a patient while accurately picks up his or her temperature. The benefit of being able to take a patient’s temperature from a wide distance like 3 feet as in the case of Thermowand, significantly reduces the caregiver’s exposure to any potential contagious disease since close contact to perform such routine check can be avoided altogether. Continue reading This Thermometer Enables Caregivers To Take Accurate Temperature of Patients From Up to 3 Feet Away
WHEN paramedics or emergency personnel discover a patient who has suffered massive facial or airway trauma, often in situations like a car crash, they may have to perform a cricothyrotomy, which involves stabbing a tube into the patient’s throat so they can breath.
It’s a procedure you want them to get right.
But in these life-threatening situations a paramedic or doctor may have only ever performed the procedure on a training device. It’s therefore doubly important that this device teaches them the correct technique in an accurate and realistic way – it’s life or death. Continue reading The Evolution of a Medical Device From Design to Concept to Life Saver
if you have the need to pop some pills or vitamins as part of your lifestyle, there’s really no reason why you can’t do it with absolute style and the accessories that will see to the form and functionality are these cool Sabi Vivacity Pillboxes by celebrated designer Yves Behar. the collection has nearly every contraptions that most pill poppers would need, including one handy device that aid you in splitting pills (Chop, $9.99), one that smashes the pills into powdery form for easier ingestion (Crush, $9.99), a water bottle with integrated three-compartment pillbox Continue reading Sabi Vivacity Pillboxes by Yves Behar