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Artificial Heart

This artificial heart you see here grosses me out, but count me in if it will be able to save lives. Originally invented by a human who is now too feeble to even row a boat, the artificial heart can pride itself in being the first practical robot organ to be incorporated into a living … Read more

Finger Conditioning With Xtensor Improves Reaction Time

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Every diehard gamer knows that reaction time is just about everything when it comes to fight-based computer games. As long as you a have sharp mind and fast moving digits, you’d figure everything would be working at top notch.

But sometimes, even the fastest thinking people have a problem coordinating their hands to move as fast as their mind, not to mention that over time, especially on all-night gaming sessions, your fingers and wrist are bound to get weak throughout the night, totally causing hell to your gaming skills.

If your fingers have a tough time keeping up with your mind, there’s only one way to solve this problem, and no, it is not to think slower. The Xtensor Geek Hand Exerciser is the only contraption on the market which is geared towards hand strength for gaming specifically in mind.

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OneTouch UltraLink Meter approved by FDA

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The OneTouch UltraLink Meter has recently acquired FDA approval, and this glucometer from Medtronic boasts wireless information transfer using a proprietary protocol to the MiniMed Paradigm insulin pump, hoping to achieve a tighter glycemic control in the end. Sounds like a much more convenient method of checking the glucose level in one’s blood, helping to make bolus dosing more accurate and much more convenient for patients when compared to manual entry of blood glucose readings. Read on more about the OneTouch UltraLink Meter after the jump.

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VitalJacket heart monitoring shirt

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Having heart problems is no laughing matter, and most people will have to take plenty of medication, keep up a good exercise regime and watch their diet. They too, will need a heart rate monitor of some sort in order to make sure nothing untoward happens during the course of the day. These devices tend to be bulky, and they’re awkward to carry around. Enter the Vital Jacket heart rate monitor courtesy of BioDevices, which is actually an ordinary t-shirt that continuously monitors heart rate and ECG waves, making it one of the most ideal solution for elderly patients with plenty of potential for fitness applications too.

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USB Home Pregnancy Test gives me the creeps

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when there is need for a pregnancy test. It’s usually helpful to know if you’re going to be having a child, so cheap at-home pregnancy tests are cheap and easy to obtain. Personally I’m weirded out by them and feel sorry for the women that have to use them. Seriously, who wants to squat and pee on something like that? Anyway, I was surprised to see this particular test which had a USB plug on the end.

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SightMate helps grandpa read, makes him look like a cyborg

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It’s a fact of life that as you get older, your eyesight generally gets worse. For some it simply means they need glasses to read fine print, others have to wear bifocals all day. I’m fortunate enough to start out with 20/20 vision, so I’m hoping that I’ll luck out and not need glasses for a long time. The latest technological breakthrough in eye wear looks a bit strange for grandpa to be wearing.

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P.L.E.A.S.E. gives a shot without the needle

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Anyone remember those scenes on Star Trek when the doctor would walk up to crew members and give them a shot, but there was no needle? It was just a little puff of air and that was enough to cure them of the alien disease or whatever medical emergency plagued them that week. I even remember episodes where the doctors would “inject” right through the uniform.

Well, it would appear that life imitates art once again with the development of the P.L.E.A.S.E. My source does not reveal to me what P.L.E.A.S.E stands for, but the device delivers a painless laser epidermal system to administer drugs, medications and other vaccinations without the pain of a needle.

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Halitosis Detector saves the day

Single guys ought to make the Halitosis Detector a part of their ‘dating’ arsenal, since you can’t really tell on your own if you have a breath bad enough to kill plants. This nifty little device comes with built-in sensors that are capable of rating your breath in four stages, ranging from really good to … Read more

DeTox Spa cleanses feet

The DeTox Spa helps to keep you in tip top condition no matter how rough a day you’ve had. This revolutionary foot spa treatment draws harmful toxins out of your body, leaving you feeling re-energized and re-focused. Simply add the special salt to the energizing cartridge, place your feet in the bowl, and turn the … Read more