Virtu-LIMB is the best robot hand I have seen

We have reported on prosthetic robot hands before, and I think we all know that this will be an obvious advancement in artificial limb technology.
The Virtu-limb from i-Limb Pulse made an appearance at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association National Assembly in Las Vegas this week. This Virtu-limb is able to pick up electrical signals in arm muscles via electrodes.
This set-up is designed to transmit signals wirelessly to a prosthetic hand linked by Bluetooth to a PC. This hand on the dock is also known as a i-Limb Ultra. It can also do a PC simulation of an artificial hand in the digital space of a computer.

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3D printer does artificial blood vessels

Hmmm, the world of printers might seem to be rather boring to some as improvements in this area are hardly worth reporting on – rarely making headlines, so to speak. Well, printing has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of 3D printers, as you get to deliver what your mind has conceived in an actual, 3D object – which previously you had to spend far more money elsewhere to get that done.
Guess where is another use of 3D printer applicable in our everyday lives? We’re talking about using a 3D printer to roll out artificial blood vessels, and these blood vessels might soon see action during transplants of lab-created organs.

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NewYu Connected Monitor offers options in fitness regime

The NewYu Connected Fitness Monitor and Service was recently paraded at the IDEA Show in Los Angeles, California, where it intends to make its mark as a new, comprehensive system for monitoring and managing wellness goals throughout the entire day. After all, it can be quite a chore trying to maintain your fitness goals with the everyday pressures of life building all up around you.
The NewYu Connected Monitor will rely on an industry first – we’re talking about motion detection and advanced pattern recognition technology which is capable of detecting and identifying specific body movements, and since it is extremely tiny, you will be able to clip it just about anywhere on your torso or to a particular pocket.

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Date-rape detection device can save you from a regrettable evening

I’m not the kind that is a part of the nightlife, so to speak, but I am aware of date-rape drugs like Rohypnol or “roofies”.
I would hate to be one to wake up from my bed with no memory of what I had done the following night, but know that I was violated. If something could prevent that, it is worth having around. Two scientists at Tel Aviv University school of chemistry claim that they have a sensor that can detect the most common date-rape drugs even though they are colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
This sensor looks like a straw or swizzle stick, and it sucks up a small sample of the drink in order to mix it with a testing solution. Like litmus paper, this detector changes color in the presence of GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid), ketamine, at a success rate of 100 percent.

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Somnus Shirt helps monitor your sleep

Some of us can go to sleep at the drop of a dime, while others resort to many other methods but to no avail. Well, for the most of us who fall under the “average” category, perhaps you might want to see whether you can make the most out of your sleeping time, and what better way to do so than with the help of metrics? The Somnus Shirt from Nyx Devices is definitely one of the cooler shirts to wear whenever you want to get some shuteye, and we will talk about it more after the jump.

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