Posts tagged interest

Why It’s Insanely Easy to Hack Hospital Equipment

When Scott Erven was given free reign to roam through all of the medical equipment used at a chain of large midwest health care facilities, he knew he would find security problems with the systems — but he wasn’t prepared for just how bad it would be.

Heart Study.

Heart Study.

Body by Andres Diaz.

Body by Andres Diaz.

Corazón Coraza by Christian Vivanco and Ánfora.

Compact and elegant, it’s the perfect amount of liquid for one or two glasses. This makes the ceramic jug perfect for the home or office and for sharing simple yet intimate moments.

'Heart sock' could replace future implantable defibrillators

Implantable defibrillators and pacemakers have been around since the 1970s, but advances in materials science and 3-D visualization are transforming them from cumbersome life-support tools into streamlined therapies that could be props from Iron Man.

Smart skin patch knows when you need your meds

Researchers from South Korea have laid the groundwork for a dermal patch that not only dispenses medication continuously, but also knows when to stop.

A two-inch long patch made of stretchable nano-material, it can monitor muscle activity and body temperature. Current practical applications for the patch include drug delivery in patients with Parkinson’s disease, where muscle contractions and tremors can trigger medication release.

The researchers hope that in the future, more functions like wireless connectivity for remote monitoring can be achieved as the technology matures. The researchers estimate that the patch will not be ready for consumer use for another five years.

Why Not Zoidberg? by Barry Doyon.
March 28th was the 15th anniversary of Futurama, one of my all time favourite animated series. In celebration, here is a propaganda poster designed by Barry Doyon featuring our favourite intergalactic crustacean doctor.

Why Not Zoidberg? by Barry Doyon.

March 28th was the 15th anniversary of Futurama, one of my all time favourite animated series. In celebration, here is a propaganda poster designed by Barry Doyon featuring our favourite intergalactic crustacean doctor.

Spray-On Polymer Mats Seal Surgical Incisions

Researchers from the University of Maryland have developed a spray on bio-degradable polymer that can be used to hold surgical incisions closed, sealing and protecting them from the environment.

The film has been tested on pigs for various operations and dissolve away over a 42-day period. Clinical trials and methodology planning are in the works.

Does Cauterizing A Wound Really Work? by The Medicine Journal.

Cancer patient's leg kept alive by being attached to arm

Surgeons removed a man’s tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.

"It’s not easy for a surgeon to tell a patient that they haven’t done this particular procedure before."