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3D Printing Prosthetic, Real And Bionic Ears For Kids Born Without Them

FutureHear is part of a partnership between QUT and Hear and Say, a charity providing hearing, listening and speaking solutions for children, to develop next-generation 3D printed prosthetic ears.

The prosthetic ears are the first step in a program that will eventually create real tissue and bionic ears as well, and the team is turning to crowdfunding to finance the project.


Help Build A New Database Of Science Fiction Works That Deal With Medical Themes

A lot of science fiction incorporates medicine — be it realistic, fantastic, futuristically life-enhancing or horrific. A new project at Scotland’s University of Glasgow, dubbed “Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities”, aims to study creative visions of medical care, and one crowdsourced aspect of it needs your help.


Someone Invented A Stun Gun That Monitors Heart Rates To Avoid Cardiac Arrest

Although far less lethal than guns, conducted electrical weapons (AKA stun guns) still pose the risk of cardiac arrest occurring after someone has been incapacitated. To help minimise the risk of that happening, researchers have successfully customised a stun gun to also monitor the target’s heart rate at the same time.


Withings' Connected Scale Now Tracks The Health Of Your Heart Too

A record of your progress is a fantastic motivator when you’re trying to lose weight, which is probably why Withings’ connected scale has been popular enough to warrant a fourth iteration already. But the latest version, now called the Body Cardio, adds an additional metric for measuring the health of your heart as well.


MIT Wants You To Swallow This Origami Robot Pill To Retrieve Other Crap You've Swallowed

According to MIT, Americans swallow over 3500 button-sized batteries every year. Say what? But instead of educating the public about not swallowing random crap, researchers at the school want people to swallow a new folding origami robot they have developed that’s designed to retrieve foreign objects, among other tasks.


Looking Inside An Opera Singer's Head With An MRI Is So Freaky

Video: For a never-before-seen look at how an opera singer is able to produce such an amazing sound, German baritone Michael Volle performed Song to the Evening Star from Wagner’s Tannhäuser during an MRI scan. The technique uses magnetic fields and radio waves to see right through the human body, and is able to capture movement resulting in this fascinating, but freaky footage.


Smart Scalpel Can Distinguish Between Healthy And Cancerous Brain Tissue

Performing any kind of surgery on the brain is already a tremendously difficult procedure, but removing only cancerous tissue is even more of a challenge because it’s very difficult to visually distinguish the good brain from the bad. But what if the scalpel in a surgeon’s hand could tell the difference between the two?


How The Artificial Heart Went From Miracle To Medical Pariah And Back Again

On 2 December 1982, Barney Clark became the first human to receive an Jarvik-7 artificial heart. Suffering from congestive heart failure, he became a media sensation before he passed away. The Retro Report and New York Times take a look at the rise and fall of what had been hailed as a medical miracle.


CareKit Is Apple's Ambitious New Health Monitoring And Tracking Tool

Apple has introduced its most ambitious health service yet, an open-source app development platform called ‘CareKit’. It’s basically a way to help people keep track of their medical treatment, and to share information with doctors remotely.


If Positive, The First Bluetooth Pregnancy Test Gives Important Advice On What To Do Next

A pregnancy test can tell you if you can expect a little bundle of joy in nine months, but not much else. So working with Qualcomm, First Response has created the first Bluetooth app-connected pregnancy test that provides other crucial info and guidance if you are indeed expecting.


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