Tactile Video Displays in the works

by Edwin

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has successfully developed active Braille-like technology that aims to bring a newfound sense of freedom and empowerment to blind folk, letting them “feel” images just like how the rest of us sighted folk see on a video screen. This technology has already been licensed to a commercial firm in order for it to be manufactured into actual products that could be purchased off …

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Confidisc simplifies proceedings

by Edwin

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though the Confidisc will make injections with a hypodermic syringe any less painful than before. The Confidisc is actually a plastic disc that fits over the needle of a hypodermic syringe, blocking the view of the needle. This claims to psychologically reduce the pain perception that is often associated with self-administered injections. You can choose from one that fits over a syringe or another that …

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SMS service could see end of smoking habit

by Edwin

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Where the nicotine patch fails, perhaps a simple text message could do it. Any self-respecting smoker who have tried to quit before will definitely be able to understand the feeling of despair and tension they feel as they battle their inner demons, but hopefully the advancement of technology will be able to help them kick the habit without causing too much harm or stress.

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Gaming Gear lets users really feel the impact

by James

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It’s no secret that the state of computer gaming graphics is getting more and more realistic all the time. The state of the art can easily be seen in the Xbox 360 or the Playstation 3’s stunningly realistic situations, lighting shades, and characters who make the term virtual reality even seem archaic by today’s standards. And with more and more designers like Nintendo’s Wii looking to add feedback and faster …

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C-Cap from Bang & Olufsen

by Edwin

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Bang & Olufsen are certainly most famous for their line of audio equipment, but bear in mind the company does produce medical gadgets from time to time as well. The C-Cap is one aesthetically interesting device that aims to improve medication adherence by reminding diabetics and other patients who need a reminder on taking their next injected medication while housing the medication for convenience simultaneously. When the time is coming, …

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Driving made possible for those with poor vision

by Edwin

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Everyone knows it is not safe to drive around if you have poor vision, but Spanish researchers hope to overcome that problem by successfully developing and testing a computer simulator that actually enables the visually impaired to drive. This system is known as SERBA (short for ‘Sistema Electro-óptico Reconfigurable de ayuda para Baja Visión’), when translation to English means ‘Reconfigurable Electric-Optical System for Low Vision’. It uses an innovative system …

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Massaging Bath Pillow keeps stress away

by Edwin

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Stress and the office often go hand-in-hand, which is why it is important to de-stress when you get back. What better way than to take a nice, warm bath with a glass of milk and some cookies at hand? Oh yeah, not forgetting the Massaging Bath Pillow. The Massaging Bath Pillow is made from high density foam for exceptional comfort and support, and features smooth, contoured edges, allowing you to …

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Vocal Joystick controls computer

by Edwin

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A group of researchers at the University of Washington have successfully developed a simple, intuitive piece of software for controlling computer applications using nothing but one’s voice. This means a person will be able to use his/her vocal chords to control the mouse, interacting with browsers as well as other programs without the need to go through prior training of any sort. More details are available after the jump.

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