A 3D printed robot that medical students can use for practice

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A medical venture firm based in Japan, has teamed up with a University Hospital to create what could very well be the future of medical simulations: a 3D printed robot. This life-like robot is equipped with special sensors that allow it to give real-time feedback to trainees—as well as score their practice. http://www.3ders.org//articles/20170412-realistic-mikoto-3d-printed-medical-training-robot-developed-in-tottori-japan.html

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Eye-tracking tech alerts sleepy drivers

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Australian company Seeing Machines is dramatically reducing fatal vehicle accidents with its eye tracking technology that can detect, in real time, when a driver is drowsy or distracted. http://www.australiaunlimited.com/technology/seeingmachines

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Spinach leaf as beating heart tissue

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Ashurst held a boardroom lunch on Wednesday 5 April and the winning  idea from Idea Spies was the Spinach leaf as a beating heart tissue-http://www.ideaspies.com/need-blood-vessels-for-new-hearts-try-spinach/

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Aged Care Report Card

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Aged Care Report Card, the ‘TripAdvisor’ styled system for the aged care industry www.agedcarereportcard.com.au ACRC’s site was developed in response to the hundreds of seniors, family carers and health professionals we surveyed to better understand the needs of our ageing community. People simply need more information than what is readily available online. Families in particular are overwhelmed by so much information and at the end of the day relied heavily on the word-of-mouth of their friends or people in their community.

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A digital game for kids that encourages outdoor play

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The Sydney-based startup Elanation has developed an Internet of Things platform for children 8-12 that integrates with the virtual world to encourage outdoor play. The first product Elanation marketed was the Eturbo Sports Wristband, a smart wearable that measures steps, distance, heart rate, and has a touchscreen. The “cool factor” is that it connects to a virtual world. Every step in the real world translates into a virtual game advancement-10,000 steps a day unlocks video content from sporting athletes across Australia, teaching the child new sporting tips and tricks. www.elanation.com

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Need blood vessels for new hearts? Try spinach

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A step forward in ways to replace damaged or diseased human organs is by 3-D printing new organs. Successful trials are promising. Yet, a huge challenge is to create a vascular system to provide blood supply to those organ tissues. In the case of heart replacement, spinach might be the answer. The structure of spinach leaves may offer the answer as a viable blood vessel “plumbing” system. Check out the research at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science.

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A little vibration reduces a lot of injection pain

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The Buzzy is a reusable pain relief device designed to look like a kid-friendly fist-size bee. It uses vibration and a cold pack to block pain from needle procedures, splinter-removal, bee stings and minor burns. The inventor, a pediatric emergency physician, originally tested the idea on her son by using a massager and bag of frozen peas. This product is an imaginative idea because of how it was developed by making connections among and re-purposing non-related elements in a resourcefulness way. https://buzzyhelps.com

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Solutions to air pollution in cities

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Despite having a clear understanding of traffic pollution and its impact way back in the 1990s, air pollution in many urban areas and cities across the world continues to get worse. Some solutions are: create pedestrian only areas, especially where there are lots of people; implement low emission zones, areas for low, or zero, emission vehicles only; set up areas where diesel vehicles are not allowed -schedule deliveries outside of busy periods; modify diesel vehicles with technologies that improve their emissions; switch bus fleets from diesel to gas, alcohol, hydrogen or electric power; target the worst 10 percent of vehicles (which can cause up to half of all the pollution). On a recent trip to Delhi, for example) I noticed that trucks can’t enter the city during the day. http://www.innovationfuturespecialist.co.uk/gallery/traffic-pollution.html

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An app that helps people manage their cancer treatment

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This new Australian-made app provides verified information on cancer research and treatment and allows patients to journal their treatment process in a way they can share with their medical and personal support team. www.canceraid.com.au

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Headphones that measure brain activity and train you to concentrate

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Using advanced machine learning, Mindset measures your concentration level in real time, tracking your changes throughout the day. You can use it to schedule deep work sessions and, during these sessions, Mindset can alert you whenever you get distracted, so you can return to task immediately. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mindset/headphones

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An easier way to find affordable in-home aged care

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A new online marketplace, Careseekers, is reinventing the traditional way people find in-home aged care workers.The start-up is using digital technology to directly connect more than 1,200 skilled, qualified care workers with people who need care, making it easier to find affordable in-home care. http://anthillonline.com/digital-disruptors-careseekers-set-revolutionise-aged-care-sector/

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A better way to remember after hospital care

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Most of us find it very difficult to remember aftercare instructions given in hospital to follow at home. Personify Care provides a simple follow up checklist on your mobile. Designed for surgical practices and hospitals, it simplifies instructions for your recovery after a hospital stay. www.PersonifyCare.com

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Upper body movement regained with stem cell treatment

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Kris Boesen was treated with 10 million stem cells to help address his paralysis from the neck down and has regained the use of his hands and arms so he can now feed himself and lift weights. https://blog.cirm.ca.gov/tag/kris-boesen/

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Human organs from pigs

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Scientists have created a human-pig hybrid in a milestone study that raises the prospect of being able to grow human organs inside animals for use in transplants. http://www.inkl.com/news/first-human-pig-chimera-created-in-milestone-study?etok=jDekUNJe4kR8PxS4

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Diagnose skin cancer with your smart phone

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Worried about a strange mole on your body? Imagine being able to receive a diagnosis through your smartphone so you can decide whether to visit your doctor before your next scheduled visit. That’s the broad idea behind a recent project created by computer scientists at Stanford University, which applied the extraordinary machine vision powers of cutting-edge deep learning neural networks to the world of dermatology. www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/deep-learning-algorithm-cancer/#ixzz4X0xkOJ

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Transplants with printed human body parts

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A lack of suitable donors for transplants, particularly as cars get safer and first-aid becomes more effective, means the supply of such organs is limited. One promising approach is to print them. As yet, such “bioprinting” remains largely experimental. But bioprinted tissue is already being sold for drug testing, and the first transplantable tissues are expected to be ready for use in a few years’ time. http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21715638-how-build-organs-scratch?

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Making implanted medical devices safer

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Implanted medical devices like stents, catheters, and titanium rods are essential, however sometimes the body rejects them or they cause dangerous blood clots. Engineers and scientists from Colorado State University have developed a “superhemophobic” surface treatment for titanium that repels liquids including blood, plasma, and water. The result is a surface that completely repels any liquid with which it would come in contact and the body doesn’t even recognize that it’s there. https://futurism.com/weve-created-a-life-saving-blood-repellant-super-material/

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A smart vein finder

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VeinViewer is a vein finder device that uses direct projection vein illumination to identify the vein patterns on a patient’s skin, making getting a blood sample and intravenous therapy easier. It’s non-invasive and the image is projected right where the veins are, helping hospital staff find the vein faster and eliminating multiple sticks- particularly useful in treating children. www.christiemed.com

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A robot airplane to deliver medical supplies

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Zip is a small robot airplane designed for a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners. It can carry vaccines, medicine, or blood. A fleet of Zips is able to provide for a population of millions. Rwanda is the first country to use this service nationally. http://flyzipline.com

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A smart ring

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This 8mm wide, titanium ring comes in seven sizes and is waterproof so you don’t have to take it off when you go for a swim or take a shower. It can track your activity, active minutes, activity intensity, sleep duration, active heart rate, resting heart rate, calories burned, distances and steps. www.mymotiv.com

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Keeping track of patients in hospital

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Patient Finder is a quick and easy app for family and friends to track your progress during a stay in a Healthscope Private Hospital, whether for day surgery or longer. It’s sent to patients by SMS the day before admission.

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Creating natural light that heals

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This system uses LED lights to mimic natural daylight patterns in patient rooms, rather than the harsh lighting that patients normally experience in wards. Light levels gradually increase to replicate the soft glow of a morning sunrise to the bright light of mid-mornings, and then steadily decrease in the evening. Natural light has been clinically proven to improve patient wellbeing and sleep in clinical trials. http://www.lighting.philips.co.uk/systems/packaged-offerings/office-and-industry/healwell.html

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Great news for people who believe in moderation

Great news for people who believe in moderation

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