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A complete medical check-up on a chip
A new, inexpensive, handheld 'optical lab on a chip' could test 170,000 molecules in a blood sample at home. In addition to the usual blood test report (cholesterol, red and white blood cells, blood sugar, immunoglobulin, etc.), the device could identify such things as insulin levels, cancer and Alzheimer markers. All this without the need of seeing a doctor.
Ring puts the finger on gesture control
Bluetooth connected ring lets users switch on a TV or a light simply by pointing. The ring can control mobile devices and home appliances, make electronic payments and even type text in mid air with a wave of a finger. The wearer can also be alerted to status updates or notifications via LEDs or a vibration pad embedded in the device.