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The Wishbone is a thermometer that doesn’t require touch (via Joywing Tech) An app looking for support on Kickstarter  is something every fledgling parent will adore. Joywing Tech is a start-up that has created a touch-less, smart thermometer called the Wishbone. The Wishbone  plugs into the audio jack of your iPhone or Android and can give you the temperature of anything via their app.   For parents, this means that you don’t have to worry about sticking anythin ...
A patch created by National University of Singapore researchers to generate electricity from muscle movements (via National University of Singapore) The race for the next wearable power generator is on! Recently, the National University of Singapore released their latest candidate at the IEEE MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) 2015 conference in Portugal. The sensor is as small as a postage stamp, but can generate enough power to rev up small electrical devices.   Essentially , ...
A Samsung team of engineers presents the prototype for a stroke-detecting device (via Samsung) Five engineers at Samsung (from the smartphone and washing machine design teams) have undertaken an ambitious project in unfamiliar territory--they’re striving to create a device and companion app that can detect impending strokes, which occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off causing populations of neurons to die. These incidents can pop up in any part of the brain and may have deva ...
MIT senior Christina Tringides demonstrates the technique used to create the fiber implants. (via MIT) Neural implants have a lot of potential in brain medicine, and their development has many exciting implications in the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, a disease in which dopamine-secreting neurons inexplicably die. The main advantage of these implants is their ability to communicate with brain cells; however, previous attempts at neural probes have resulted i ...

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