The stethoscope has undergone a high-tech makeover sporting a bluetooth connectivity and an LCD panel.
3M Health Care has announced the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope which packs features most headphone users would be familiar with, such as noise cancellation and greater sound clarity. With the souped-up hearing, the Littman then transmits the lung, heart and body sounds wirelessly to the bundled Zargis StethAssist program for further analysis, as well as to keep a record on file. The cost has also been upgraded, at a pricey USD379, which hopefully won’t trickle down too much to the tab on your next visit to the clinic.

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Leather Bandage

June 19, 2009

“We’re getting there people. You know, that point where just about everything from a simple bandage can be converted into a work of luxury… in someone’s eyes… They’re USD18…”

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St. Jude Medical’s announced that patients from Austria, Germany, and Greece are among the first to be implanted with Libra Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) devices to alleviate the symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Specifically, it’s able to reduce akinesia, rigidity, tremor, and motor complications associated with taking levodopa.

The company’s touting Libra and LibraXP as having the longest-lasting battery of any DBS in their class, meaning potentially less surgical procedures needed for for when they gotta be replaced.

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Haptica Braille Timepiece

October 29, 2008

Haptica is a moveable Braille timepiece that provides a quick and accurate time reading. The product is unique in providing a real-time readout in Braille which the reader scans along with their finger to check the time.

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Touch Sight

August 2, 2008

Touch Sight is a digital camera for visually impaired people, recording an “image” and sound of the environment or voice.
Touch Sight does not have an LCD but instead has a lightweight, flexible Braille display sheet which displays a 3D image by embossing the surface, allowing the user to touch the image. The sound file and picture document combine to become a touchable photo that is saved in the device and can be uploaded to share with others–and downloaded to other Touch Sight cameras.

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Programmable SkyCeiling is a virtual skylight that recreates and simulates the rising and setting of the sun. It creates an enhanced illusion of nature by introducing changes of light and color, in real-time. The programmable features allow SkyCeilings to increase and decrease in light intensity and color to simulate the local rising and setting of the sun – even following the seasons. A computerized control-device that can be programmed for any geographic area is responsible for producing the many subtle changes of the system.

The programmed dimming feature of SkyCeilings has benefits to human physiology and well-being as well. For example, in an ICU the body’s circadian rhythm can be reinforced to help healing. An “opposite” use of this technology can occur in a nurse’s station where an environment of alertness can be created during the middle of the night. Other applications, including shortened or dramatic cycles, extend to casinos, restaurants, home theaters, and other healthcare and hospitality environments.

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I.V. Plant Pot

May 23, 2008

A self watering pot to make your life easier! Included with the lightweight fibreglass plant pot is a height adjustable metal rod, a refillable I.V. bag and a flow regulator that allows you to set watering rates to suit your plant. The drip also acts as a reminder to its owner as to when it needs topping up.

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Deodorizing Refrigerator Egg

December 19, 2007

Stainless steel deodorizing egg keeps your refrigerator
smelling fresh. Just add new charcoal every few months.. I like!

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November 11, 2007

hiREC, designed by Andrea Vecera won the Silver Award at Samsung Young Design Awards . It’s essentially a device that reads out sell-by-dates, nutritional information, food intolerances, and recipes. By placing any food on the device, correlating information displays on the touchscreen interface. The system can work for medicine, specifically pharmacists who need to accurately measure meds out for each individual.

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Target ClearRx Pill Bottle

October 31, 2007


Why on earth has Target’s ClearRx pill bottle, which is easier to hold, easier to read and easier on the eyes, still not been copied, improved on, partnered with, etc on a global scale?

An oral syringe makes measuring clean and simple too.

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