Harnessing Energy From the Body to Run Devices - Scientists are studying how to tap the energy naturally created by people's bodies—such as heat, sound and movement—to power medical devices without the need to change batteries.
Latest Skin-Care Buzz: Bee Venom - Bee venom, long used in ancient medicine, is being touted as a "natural Botox" that stimulates the body's production of collagen and elastin to smooth, lift and tighten skin. The venom also contains a compound called melittin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Wearable Body Sensors! What Next! - The Federal Communications Commission has officially set aside a portion of the nation's wireless spectrum to wearable medical sensors, reportedly becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
The Application of Google Glass in Sudden Cardiac Death - Google Glass has made its way into healthcare. Its use in the operating room and in medical education has been profiled here. Yet the magic of Glass will be found in the applications that can make this “technology” into real-world solutions for health and medicine.
Medical Innovation - Big Data and Patient Engagement - IBM Watson was also featured with a new initiative with Cleveland Clinic to “send Watson to Medical School” using medical students and others to improve paths for medical decisions. This exciting prospect is an experiment in human-computer interaction and machine learning.
Netra (image above from WebMediaMIT) is the world's first smartphone eye diagnostic. With Netra, anyone, anywhere can conduct thier own eye test with accuracy and ease using a smartphone and the Netra clip-on device
Robot Power Suit Helps Patients Walk - A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide roll-out
A semifinalist in GE’s Focus Forward Filmmaking Contest last year, “Heart in a Box” shows a device developed by Transmedics in Andover, Massachusetts, in all of its glory. The device is meant to replace the cooler as a means of keeping organs alive as they’re being transported for transplant