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cocoon: portable safe space for epileptic seizures by Uma Smith
Cocoon is a portable safe space for epileptic seizures. For epileptics, seizures are 'normal', but there are necessary steps to ensure safety. Cocoon addresses all epileptic seizure first-aid requirements - anywhere, anytime.
medical  health  epileptic  sumi  device 
7 days ago by cyberchucktx
Dyson Winner: Epileptic Seizure Protection [video] | Health Tech Insider
pproximately 1.2% of the U.S. population — 3.4 million people — have epilepsy according to the CDC. Living with epilepsy involves learning how to manage seizures and still lead a full, active life. Uma Smith is a recent Pratt Institute graduate who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 11. She is also the 2019 James Dyson National Award winner for Cocoon, a smart epileptic seizure protection kit that serves as a portable safe space for people with epilepsy.
medical  epilepsy  device  video 
7 days ago by cyberchucktx
MedCity News - Healthcare technology news, life science current events
MedCity News is the leading online news source for the business of innovation in healthcare. We offer insight into what’s next and what matters with a mix of breaking news and analysis on startups, and established industry leaders, personalities, policies and the most important deals.
sumi  medical  blog  news  health 
8 days ago by cyberchucktx
Tablo: simple, versatile approach to reducing the cost and complexity of dialysis.
At Outset, curiosity, ingenuity and conviction power technology that can transform the lives of dialysis patients and providers.
medical  health  sumi  dialysis  portable 
8 days ago by cyberchucktx
Transhumanism Where Physical And Digital Worlds Meld - IEEE Spectrum
People are already leveraging machines to improve their well-being and athletic performance and to extend their knowledge. Think fitness trackers, exoskeletons, and artificial intelligence.

In the “Augmented Machines and Augmented Humans Converging on Transhumanism” white paper, IEEE Senior Member Roberto Saracco describes how the transition is taking place through increased intelligence of machines, improved communications methods, and technologies that are being used to augment humans.
ieee  transhuman  augmented  medical 
10 days ago by cyberchucktx
Doctors Who Create: encouraging medical culture to embrace creativity
The community of Doctors Who Create, with this website as its hub, aims to challenge that status quo. We want to change the culture of medicine to encourage and reward creativity. We’re starting by highlighting creative things that are already happening, cultivating physician and student networks, and providing inspiration for future physicians. In the future, we hope to arrange conferences, contests, and scholarships for creative people in medicine.
sumi  medical  healthcare  doctors  creativity 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx
JeffSolves — Health Design Lab: Co-inventing tomorrow's medical devices
JeffSolves MedTech, an initiative led by Thomas Jefferson University, aims to bring faculty members and students from across the Jefferson community together to generate innovative solutions for urgent healthcare problems.
sumi  makerspace  health  medical  devices 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx
The Vault — Health Design Lab: A purpose built creative space unlike any other.
Home to the Second Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 1918 to 1976, the building at 925 Chestnut Street houses one of the worlds largest bank vault doors in its basement. That vault is now home to the Health Design Lab, a creative space unlike any other that exists to bridge the worlds of design and healthcare.
sumi  healthdesign  design  medical  health  makerspace 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx
MedEdu: design thinking in medical school
Integrating design education into medical school. We established the first co-curricular design thinking program at a US medical school. Now a curricular track within the JeffMD Scholarly Inquiry program at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, our students learn how to think like designers and gain experience working in transdiciplinary teams.
medical  makerspaces  design  healthdesign  sumi 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx
Thomas Jefferson University has a design program *inside* an old bank vault - Technical.ly Philly
Opened late last year inside in the Second Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, The Health Design Lab @ JeffInnovation (housed inside an actual bank vault) is Thomas Jefferson University’s attempt to bring the makerspace ethos into the healthcare space.

Inside its reinforced steel walls is an adaptable space for prototyping and collaborative work around healthcare. The JeffDESIGN program, a design certificate program mixing creative problem-solving and traditional medicinal curriculum, also operates out of the space.
article  medical  makerspace  sumi  health 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx
Health Design Lab (Philadelphia)
The Jefferson Health Design Lab exists to bring people from different backgrounds together and promote inclusive design in healthcare. From patients to providers, everyone has the potential to accelerate change and improve lives.
makerspace  design  philadelphia  medical  sumi 
14 days ago by cyberchucktx
Center for Medical Innovation | University of Utah
Fueled by a collaborative effort between University of Utah Health, The David Eccles School of Business, The College of Engineering, and The Technology Venture Development Program, the Center for Medical Innovation combines formal education programs, faculty and student project development, and support and facilitation of device development and commercialization. The center creates a one-stop-shop environment that assists both the novice and experienced innovator through ideation, concept generation, intellectual property, market analysis, prototyping and testing, business plan development, and commercialization.
medical  makerspace  utah  health  sumi 
15 days ago by cyberchucktx
Makerspace: Center of Medical Innovation | EngineeringClicks
The ability to bring together an array of people with differing skills and experience, but one common goal, has already created businesses and employment opportunities which would not otherwise exist today. One of the most inspiring and public examples of such a concept and its potential is the Center of Medical Innovation of Utah.
sumi  makerspace  medical  utah 
15 days ago by cyberchucktx
Biohealth Learning Lab and Makerspace for the Community | Science Education Partnership Award
Biology has become a powerful and revolutionary technology, uniquely poised to transform and propel innovation. The skills, tools, and implications of using biological systems to design solutions to global challenges, however, are still largely foreign and inaccessible to the general public. In response to this need, The Tech created the Biotinkering Lab as an experimental museum bio-makerspace and learning lab.
sumi  nih  makerspace  biology  health  medical 
15 days ago by cyberchucktx
Harvard Medical School (HMS) Makerspace Prototyping Lab
A prototyping lab located in the heart of the Longwood campus, complete with 3D printers, arduino boards, a Microsoft HoloLens, and other hardware.
medical  sumi  harvard  makespace  health 
15 days ago by cyberchucktx
Makerspaces in Higher Education: An overview
The creation of designated makerspaces aims to facilitate a more integrative method of learning that favors active student discovery, rather than a didactic, teacher-led approach. A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.

Unlike a traditional classroom environment, where the educator leads through formal instruction, makerspaces lend themselves to experiential modes of learning, with the teacher assuming a far less dominant role. The aim of the makerspace is to naturally encourage critical, lateral thinking from learners by affording them an environment in which they can design, assess and evaluate projects, and refine their techniques accordingly.
article  makerspaces  medical  education  sumi 
15 days ago by cyberchucktx
Virtual Medicine: web are innovating the education of future doctors
We have created a platform which represents a unique approach to learning human anatomy. Thanks to virtual reality, education becomes a more effective and engaging experience. High-detailed 3D models with more than 5000 structures and precise english/latin labels allow students to visualise the human body in a more complex form.
virtualreality  medical  sumi  oculus  unity3d  education 
23 days ago by cyberchucktx
iF°EVE Thermometer | Hackaday.io
iFIVE is the worlds first intelligent fever thermometer that can classify if you caught a cold or have a life-threatening flu by measuring your body temperature and asking you a couple of simple questions, using Naive Bayes classifiers, which are commonly used in automatic medical diagnosis, beside of other mathematical technics.
sumi  medical  diy  thermometer  diagnostic  hackaday  flu 
4 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Hip-only Soft Exosuit for both Walking and Running on Vimeo
This video demonstrates the use of the hip-assisting exosuit in different natural environments, and shows how the robotic device senses changes in the gait-specific vertical movements of the center of mass during walking and running to rapidly adjust its actuation.
exosuit  medical  prosthetic  harvard  hip  video  sumi 
4 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Flexible Embedded Liquid Sensors
Researchers at the Wyss Institute developed a soft sensing suit to monitor hip, knee, and ankle sagittal plane joint angles of the wearer. The hyper-elastic strain sensors have microchannels of liquid metal embedded within elastomer, and have a refined design with the use of discretized stiffness gradients to improve mechanical durability. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
wyss  harvard  medical  soft  sensors  sumi 
4 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
INSPECTR™: Direct-to-Consumer Molecular Diagnostic
A synthetic biology-based molecular diagnostics platform to empower patients and consumers with low-cost, self-diagnostic tests
wyss  harvard  medical  diagnostic  sensor  sumi 
4 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
SparkFun Pulse Oximeter and Heart Rate Sensor
The SparkFun Pulse Oximeter and Heart Rate Sensor is an I2C based biometric sensor, utilizing two chips from Maxim Integrated: the MAX32664 Biometric Sensor Hub and the MAX30101 Pulse Oximetry and Heart Rate Module. While the latter does all the sensing, the former is an incredibly small and fast Cortex M4 processor that handles all of the algorithmic calculations, digital filtering, pressure/position compensation, advanced R-wave detection, and automatic gain control.
sparkfun  medical  health  sensor  sumi 
5 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
3D printed prosthesis with CV, BCI and EMG | Hackaday.io
This is a transhumeral prosthesis I have built to help a congenital limb deficiency patient in my country. The prosthesis is equipped with computer vision (object recognition and object tracking) to support wrist movement and choosing best grip patterns for object handling. The prosthesis is also equipped with a simple brain-computer interface and myoelectric sensor so that user could control the prosthesis at will, or give consent to the actions chosen by the prosthesis.
prosthetic  medical  sumi  hackaday 
5 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Norovirus Smartphone: Using Megapixels And Microfluidics To Fight The Other Kind Of Virus Infection | Hackaday
Most of the 685 million norovirus infections each year resolve after a few miserable days, but some require hospitalization and 200,000 of them result in death, mainly from dehydration and mainly children. An easy to use, cheap, and accurate means of detecting the virus in the field would be quite a boon to public health. And soon, smartphones may be able to do just that. To solve the problem of rapidly identifying norovirus in real-world conditions, a team at the University of Arizona has developed a unique microfluidics virus detection method. The idea is similar to the “sandwich” immunoassay used in the lab, but with a few twists.
hackaday  medical  sumi  diy  diagnostics  virus 
5 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Hexoskin Smart Shirts - Cardiac, Respiratory, Sleep & Activity Metrics
Hexoskin is the industry leader that offers since 2012 a line of cutting-edge smart clothings that include body sensors into comfortable garments for precise health monitoring as well as the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform.
The Hexoskin Smart Garments offer the best activity and sleep tracker to monitor the evolution of your health condition over time. The Hexoskin Smart Shirts are clinically validated to continuously track cardiac, respiratory, sleep, and activity data. Order Now!
medical  sumi  sensors  health 
6 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Wearable Health Systems | MC10
BioStamp nPoint is an FDA 510(k) cleared medical device designed to collect medical grade, clinical quality bio-metric, physiological and eCOA data in a clinical trial setting.

The system collects and processes raw data into recognizable clinical metrics including vital signs, activity/actigraphy and posture classification, sEMG, and sleep metrics. The sensors are multi-modal, multi-location, rechargeable and reusable. All collected data are processed and stored in a secure cloud that can be synchronized with third party EDC and CTM systems.
wearable  medical  sensor  sumi 
6 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Digital Tattoos Make Healthcare More Invisible - The Medical Futurist
eamless, thin and unrecognizable sensors made of flexible materials appear first interwoven with our clothes, then on our skin as digital tattoos, in our bellies as digestibles or in our blood vessels as nanobots.
article  futurism  sumi  wearable  tattoo  medical 
6 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Glia Is Making Open Medical Devices, And You Can Help
The Glia project aims to create a suite of free and open-source medical equipment that can be assembled cheaply and easily when and where it’s needed. Even essential tools like stethoscopes and tourniquets can be difficult to acquire in certain parts of the world, especially during times of war or civil unrest. But armed with a 3D printer and the team’s open-source designs, an ad-hoc factory can start producing these lifesaving tools anywhere on the planet.
medical  opensource  tools  sumi  health 
7 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
LOOMIA Soft Circuit Systems | E-textiles
E-TEXTILES FOR MEDICAL WEARABLES, AUTOMOTIVE INTERIORS & OUTDOOR GEAR. We specialize in producing a patented soft circuit system called the LOOMIA Electronic Layer, or LEL for short. The LEL is an e-textile that is designed to integrate into textile products. These circuits can light, sense and heat.
loomia  etextiles  wearables  wearable  fashioningtech  medical  sumi 
9 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Arduino measures heart beat rate from fingertip - Embedded Lab
The PIC16F628A based heart rate meter is one of the most popular projects published on Embedded Lab. In this article, I am going to show how to replicate the same project using a simpler platform like Arduino. The Arduino heart rate meter will use Arduino Uno, Easy Pulse Plugin, and 4-digit SPI seven segment LED display module. It computes the heart beat rate by processing the analog pulse signal output from the Easy Pulse Plugin sensor and displays it on the seven segment display module. The heart beat rate is refreshed every ~3 sec.
ekg  arduino  tutorial  embedded  sumi  medical  heart 
9 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
OpenHak GITHUB repository collection
GITHUB repository for the OpenHAK project: open source fitness tracker (Arduino-based).
github  openhak  fitness  wearable  arduino  embedded  medical 
9 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
OpenHAK: Better understand activity tracking
This open source project intends to allow users to discover activity tracking and how it works. By creating an open platform that counts your steps, and measures your heart rate, we hope to help demystify these technologies and allow users to tweak, change, modify, and create all possible data streams.
openhak  opensource  fitnesstracker  medical  fitness  heart 
9 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
OpenHAK: The Open Source Fitness Tracker
penHAK believes that you should have access and control of your data, and be able to know how the thing that is telling you your steps and heart rate does its thing. You should be able to verify it yourself, and compare your data with others in the community. Most importantly, we want you to hack it! OpenHAK is Open Source all the way. Hardware and Software.
arduino  fitness  medical  openhak  embedded  wearable 
9 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Low Cost Oxygen Sensor for Bioreactors - Hackster.io
First example of a low-cost dissolved oxygen sensor that will allow the implementation of fed-batch DIY bioreactors. Bacterial cultures, especially in bulk quantities must be closely monitored to grow in optimal conditions. These conditions include temperature, pH and oxygenation.

In this project, we propose to build a low-cost oxygen sensor for bacterial cultures. The device we aim to build uses a gold wire as a cathode and records current from the oxidation process as the analog input of the sensor. A potentiostat will also be built to control the polarization of the electrode.

The overall aim is to have a cheap, open source and sterilizable device able to record the dissolved oxygen level during bacterial growth in a bioreactor.
hackster.io  medical  laboratory  sumi 
10 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
An Exoskeleton Arm For A Hacker On A Budget | Hackaday
Whether it is motivated by a dream of superhuman strength courtesy of a mech suit or of mobility for those with impaired muscle function, the powered exoskeleton exerts a curious fascination among engineers. The idea of a machine-augmented human body achieving great things is thwarted though by the difficulty of the task, actuators and power sources small enough to be worn comfortably represent a significant challenge that is not easily overcome. It’s a subject that has captivated [Kristjan Berce] since at a young age seeing his grandmother struggling with lifting, and he presents a working powered exoskeleton arm as a proof of his ideas.

It’s a wonderful exercise in low-tech construction with hand tools and a drill press on pieces of aluminium and wood. Motive power comes from an automotive windscreen wiper motor, and electrical power comes from a hefty LiPo attached to the device’s harness.
exoskeleton  prosthetics  diy  medical  robotics 
11 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
WASP launches open tool for 3D printing orthopedics
Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP has launched a free add-on for open source 3D modelling software Blender that allows users to model orthopedic devices with 3D scans. Designed for use by medical professionals, the add-on runs on Blender 2.8 and contains step-by-step commands to model a shape on a 3D scan, with the final design intended for 3D printing.

The tool was developed by WASP MED, WASP’s division focusing specifically on 3D printing in healthcare. After a year of research and intensive work, the WASP MED Blender Add-on was created in order to prepare professionals in using 3D technology and tools. WASP also collaborated with Alessandro Zomparelli, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, to develop the tool. In a press release, the company states that the intention of the add-on is to fill the gap between expensive and rigid professional software, and the powerful open-source software available that isn’t optimized for medical use.
3dprinting  medical  sumi  blender  tool  design  3dmodelling  orthopedics 
11 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Cloud Platform for Medical Devices and Digital Health | Galen Data
Galen Data’s cloud platform provides a cost-effective and compliant solution for medical device connectivity, visualization, analytics and much more.

Compliant medical device connectivity infrastructure can be very costly and time consuming to build, operate, and maintain. Galen Data provides a turn-key, compliant software platform for device-to-cloud connectivity and data analysis that is compliant to FDA, HIPAA, CE Mark standards. Using our 40+ years of collective experience in the medical device industry and deep compliant, software expertise, we want to support innovation in the Connected Health space by making connectivity easy.
cloud  medical  devices  paas  sumi  iot  internetofthings 
11 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
CPAP Monitor Alerts Wearer To Malfunctions | Hackaday
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines are a common treatment tool for sleep apnea and other respiratory issues. A common problem with their use is that the mask becomes dislodged during sleep, and thus fails to provide airway pressure to the patient. [Bin Sun] decided to take a stab at solving this problem.

The project consists of an Arduino fitted with a MPXV7002DP pressure sensor.
hackaday  medical  diagnostic  cpap  diy  arduino  sumi 
11 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
A Revolution in Access to Healthcare: DIY Labs and Makerspaces - The Medical Futurist
Makerspaces, DIY labs and communities for fabricating objects are multiplying at an unimaginable speed. As such spaces, equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters and many other digital tools, are perfect for building health sensors or medical alert systems, The Medical Futurist team had to experiment with it. I cannot be more enthusiastic about both the idea and its realization!
news  blog  medical  futurism 
12 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Open & Affordable 3D Bioprinting - Hackster.io
Starting with an open source RepRap Ender 5 3D printer, we convert it to a bioprinter, and design some simple bioinks to print with.

We were inspired to take an inexpensive RepRap 3D printer (an open source 3D printer capable of printing a kit of itself) and convert it for bioprinting applications. Current commercial bioprinters are in the region of tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and we wanted to see if we could make a great one for a fraction of the cost.

For our project we'll start with an open source Creality Ender 5 3D printer, and convert it into a bioprinter, capable of printing bioinks. We document the process of converting the printer, and creating some example bioinks here.
hackster.io  3dprinting  bioprinting  medical  sumi 
12 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
The Medical Futurist: latest news in medical innovation
The Medical Futurist team brings you the most exciting news about health technologies and provides context about digital health to help patients, physicians, and policy-makers to get the most out of technological changes. We have no corporate affiliation, it's important for us to produce free, unbiased content, opinion and research.
medical  healthcare  blog  news  futurism  medicine  innovation 
12 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Medical Futures Lab @ Rice University
The Medical Futures Lab (MFL) is a multidisciplinary collaboration dedicated to studying and understanding medicine at its evolving intersection with technology. Our goal is to develop critical and creative approaches to the future of medicine as a means of preparing the next generation of physicians, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders for the challenges that lie ahead.
rice  education  medical  healthcare  sumi 
12 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
Energy Harvesting @ Smart Material
Energy harvesting from environmental vibrations has seen an increase in interest during the past years as part of the generally growing awareness for alternative energy sources. Next to the typical electro mechanical methods, ferro electric devices have proven to be very effective in harvesting energy for low power devices as often found in portable electronics, sensor-controlled and condition monitoring systems due to the wide usable frequency range, and adaptability.

Unused power exists in various forms, such as machine vibration, flowing water, wind, human motion, and shock waves. In recent years, industrial and academic research units have focused their attention on harvesting energy from vibrations using piezoelectric transducers.

The development of piezoelectric composite EH triangle MFC material, like the MFC, helped overcome some of the limitations of the monolithic piezo ceramic components, especially brittleness, lack of reliability, and conformability.

Recent advances in ultra-low power electronic components have made a new type of electronic device possible
energy  energyharvesting  green  kinetic  sumi  battery  medical 
12 weeks ago by cyberchucktx
3D Printed Prosthesis Tracks Objects, Moves Smoothly | Hackaday
Hobbyist electronics and robotics are getting cheaper and easier to build as time moves on, and one advantage of that is the possibility of affordable prosthetics. A great example is this transhumeral prosthesis from [Duy], his entry for this year’s Hackaday Prize.

Side views of the 3D printed prosthesis arm.With ten degrees of freedom, including individual fingers, two axes for the thumb and enough wrist movement for the hand to wave with, this is already a pretty impressive robotics build in and of itself. The features don’t stop there however. The entire prosthesis is modular and can be used in different configurations, and it’s all 3D printed for ease of customization and manufacturing. Along with the myoelectric sensor which is how these prostheses are usually controlled, [Duy] also designed the hand to be controlled with computer vision and brain-controlled interfaces.
prosthetics  3dprinting  hackaday  medical  sumi 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Tomography Through An Infinite Grid Of Resistors | Hackaday
One of the vast untapped potentials of medicine is the access to imaging equipment. A billion people have difficulty getting access to an x-ray, and that says nothing about access to MRIs or CAT scans. Over the past few years, [Jean Rintoul] has been working on a low-cost way to image the inside of a human body using nothing more than a few electrodes. It can be done cheaply and easily, and it’s one of the most innovative ways of bringing medical imaging to the masses. Now, this is a crowdfunding project, aiming to provide safe, accessible medical imaging to everyone.

It’s called Spectra, and uses electrical impedance tomography to image the inside of a chest cavity, the dielectric spectrum of a bone, or the interior of a strawberry. Spectra does this by wrapping an electrode around a part of the body and sending out small AC currents. These small currents are reconstructed using tomographic techniques, imaging a cross-section of a body.
sumi  tomography  spectra  opensourcd  hackaday  mri  medical  biomedical  imaging 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
OPENBIONICS: Robotic and Bionic Hands
OpenBionics is an open-source initiative that focuses on the development of affordable, light-weight, modular, adaptive robot hands and prosthetic devices, which can be easily reproduced using off-the-shelf materials and rapid prototyping techniques. The OpenBionics initiative was initially inspired by the Yale Open Hand Project and supported by the European Commission through the Integrated Project no. 248587, "THE Hand Embodied" (2010-2014), within the FP7-ICT-2009-4-2-1 program Cognitive Systems and Robotics. OpenBionics was founded in the Control Systems Lab of the National Technical University of Athens under the supervision of Prof. Kostas Kyriakopoulos.
sumi  prosthetics  medical  hands  robotics  yale  research 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
TMSI: Measure Anything, Anywhere
TMSi is specialized in developing of high-quality measurement systems for electrophysiological parameters such as EEG and High Density EMG. Our systems are highly versatile and have the best data quality possible. This makes TMSi the best partner for your (clinical) research!

TMSi is ISO 13485:2016 certified and all our products are certified as Medical Device. This means that our products can be used in clinical applications as well.
medical  eeg  emg  sumi  health  brain 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
OpenViBE | Software for Brain Computer Interfaces and Real Time Neurosciences
OpenViBE is a software platform dedicated to designing, testing and using brain-computer interfaces.

OpenViBE is a software for real-time neurosciences (that is, for real-time processing of brain signals). It can be used to acquire, filter, process, classify and visualize brain signals in real time. Since v2.2.0, OpenViBE also includes a tool for offline or batch analysis of large datasets.

OpenViBE is free and open source software. It works on Windows and Linux operating systems.
neuroscience  brain  interface  bci  opensource  medical  sumi 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Learning About Wearable Engineering While Trying To Un-Taboo A Topic | Hackaday
During her Hackaday Superconference talk Sarah Petkus discusses her latest project that uses wearable technology to sense and react to her own body. She Bon is reminiscent of the French for “so good” and is a project whose aim transcends the technical challenges. Sarah uses engineering as a way to facilitate adults having healthy dialogs with one another about sex.

Depending on your profession, this discussion is likely not appropriate for work — it’s not sexual, but it’s fundamentally about sex — so don’t click through the video without thinking twice. But we respect Sarah’s courage for leading a project that wants to make sure there actually are places where it is possible to have these conversations and a way to get them started.
hackaday  wearables  body  medical  sensuality 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Greymatters: This App Lets You Create A Digital Time Capsule For Aging Relatives
GreyMatters, the winner of the apps category of the 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards, gives the elderly a link to their past, to help them connect with family members and caregivers. For her SVA thesis, Rozbruch decided to translate her mother’s breakthrough into design. Her iPad app, GreyMatters, arranges significant music, photos, and stories from throughout someone’s life in a user-friendly storybook format. It’s the winner of the apps category of Fast Company‘s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards.

In the app, a family member can upload photos, music, and memories specific to a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, and also lets them access pre-loaded pop culture content from past decades–like Duke Ellington music or Katharine Hepburn film clips–to situate them in a familiar context.
app  mobile  aging  medical  health  storytelling 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Meet Moxi, a robotic nurse assistant with heart eyes
Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out to be a welcome presence for some patients, too. Moxi, which was designed and built by the Austin-based company Diligent Robotics, isn’t trying to act like a nurse. Instead, Diligent Robotics founders Andrea Thomaz and Vivian Chu have designed their robot to run the approximately 30% of tasks nurses do that don’t involve interacting with patients, like running errands around the floor or dropping off specimens for analysis at a lab.

“We’re helping them augment their staff,” says Thomaz, who formerly was a robotics professor at UT Austin and Georgia Tech, where she ran the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab. “It’s hard to argue that we’re taking anyone’s job. Everyone is trying to make the nurses they have go further.”
robotics  nursing  moxi  automation  healthcare  medical 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Tympan : open source hearing systems
Teensy 3.6 processor with CODEC, Bluetooth and two onboard MEMS mics as well as additional pins out for I2S bus, SPI bus and UART. Plus it's Arduino IDE friendly. We at Tympan are committed to open source software and hardware development. We believe that in making our research and development accessible, we can contribute to accelerating widespread use of audio technologies.
opensource  hearing  aid  medical  audio  sumi 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Otsuka Research: Investigator-sponsored Studies
The Otsuka ISS module is named OAK ISS. The Japanese Oak tree represents the power and courage that comes with independently exploring new ideas to improve treatment outcomes for patients. OAK ISS is used for all support requests, their review, approval, progress updates, reconciliation and close out activities.
momentship  research  otsuka  medical 
july 2019 by cyberchucktx
Tango Belt - Hip Protection Redefined
The Tango belt is easy-to-wear, unobtrusive, and springs into action over the hips when sensors indicate a fall. The data that the belt captures and the constant protection provide peace of mind and motivate seniors to be more active and stay that way.
belt  wearable  senior  fall  medical  health 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
Vital Scout : wearable wireless ECG monitoring system
Vital Scout is a wearable patch that continuously measures stress and recovery levels 24 hours-a-day even while sleeping.
Based on high quality ECG sensors and heart rate variability (HRV), Vital Scout offers detailed views
of how daily activities impact your well-being.
ecg  sensor  wearable  medical  iot  internetofthings  sumi 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
Fever Scout: continuous temperature monitoring
Buy once and keep forever. Fever Scout is a reusable, FDA-cleared soft wearable thermometer patch that continuously measures temperature and wirelessly sends that information to your smartphone.
wearable  sensor  medical  health  pediatric 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
VivaLNK Connected Solutions: IOT enabled medical wearable sensors & data platform
VivaLNK provides medical wearable solutions that capture and analyze human vitals and biometrics for continuous patient monitoring
devices  medical  iot  internetofthings  health 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
StethoMe® - Home Stethoscope
StethoMe® is the first medical diagnostic device of its kind – one that monitors the respiratory system in a precise but user-friendly way.

Project title: “Worldwide unique technology of identification and classification of sounds from auscultation carried out in home conditions, employing intelligent algorithms and supporting remote diagnostics and monitoring of respiratory system diseases.”

The aim of the project is to create a system enabling performance of auscultation by people without medical education.
health  iot  medical  diagnostic  stethoscope  tool  sumi 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
Piezoresistive sensor matrix | Hackaday.io
The motivation for this project comes from a student in one of my classes, Chris, who has an amputation below the knee and wears a prosthetic. Chris's prosthetic often becomes painful, requiring visits to a specialist to adjust the fit. Often these adjustments do not resolve the issue, requiring more visits. As a result, Chris had developed a one channel pressure sensor application on a breadboard that provided quantitative information about the amount of pressure. When Chris showed me this device, I told him that, while it was awesome, I thought that we could do better.
hackaday  sensor  piezoresistive  pressure  prosthetic  medical  sumi 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
Flow Neuroscience's FLOW machine: Medication-free depression treatment
People diagnosed with depression often have a lower activity in the left frontal cortex of their brain. The Flow medical device delivers a gentle electrical signal to stimulate this area and rebalance activity. During this process, users interact with a virtual therapy app which provides information and advice on various topics, including improved sleep, nutrition, meditation and exercise.
flow  depression  psychiatry  anxiety  medical  device  neuroscience 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
The First 3D Bioprinter That Can Print Body Parts for Large Scale Human Implantation
After 10 years of development, the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine has finally unveiled a 3D printer that can craft simple tissues, such as cartilage, into complex shapes suitable for implantation.

The printer uses cartridges filled with biodegradable plastic and human cells bound in gel form, and it can grow muscle, cartilage, and even bone. When implanted into animals, these crafted tissues have been shown to survive and even thrive for an indefinite amount of time.
biprinting  3dprinting  medical  sumi 
june 2019 by cyberchucktx
Teslasuit | Full body haptic VR suit for motion capture and training
Our full-body AR/VR suit and software suite accelerates the improvement of movement, reflexes and instincts, allowing faster, better improvement of the human mind and body.
vr  virtualreality  suit  haptics  medical  health  motioncapture 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Shapeways + Medical 3d printing
Shapeways is the world's leading 3D printing service dedicated to providing fully customizable solutions for medical devices and innovations.
3dprinting  shapeways  medical 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
South African Doctor Performs World’s First Middle Ear Transplant Using 3D Technology
A South African doctor and his team successfully pioneered a transplant of a patient’s middle ear using 3D technology to cure his deafness, making it the first in the world. This groundbreaking procedure offers hope to many of those who suffer from loss of hearing.
3dprinting  medical  health  hearing  surgery  audio 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
9 emerging devices that will disrupt health care | ISRAEL21c
Heart failure, kidney disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, back pain – disruptive medical devices emerging from Israel could transform treatment for these conditions.
israel  medical  article  disruptive  health 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Wearable Assistive Grasping System Built on Soft Inflatables
Provide a way for sufferers to maintain their quality of life by improving their ability to grasp common objects. Bubble is a wearable assistive grasping augmentation that’s designed to do that with soft inflatables.
medical  assistive  embedded  diy  soft  robotics  mit  inflatables  accessibility  sumi 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
EduExo: The First Robotic Exoskeleton Kit for STEM Education by Volker Bartenbach — Kickstarter
A 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build and program robotic exoskeletons.
eduexo  kickstarter  robotics  medical  accessibility 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
EduExo - The Robotic Exoskeleton Kit
Your introduction to robotic exoskeleton technology. Our goal is to make exoskeleton technology accessible and understandable. If you are completely new to the field, you can start by reading some of our articles. If you are looking for a more in depth and hands-on introduction, our EduExo Kit will get you started.
exoskeleton  medical  robotics  accessibility  eduexo 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Easily Convert Medical Scans to 3D Printable Models Dicom to STL - embodi3D.com
Free and Easy Medical 3D Printing Software for Converting DICOM to STL. democratiz3D is an easy and automatic online software tool replacing very expensive commercial software. Accomplished in four easy steps.

Step 1: Anonymize your scan by converting DICOM to NRRD in this quick, 1 minute step. Here's how.
Step 2: Upload your NRRD to democratiz3D. Fill in processing parameters.
Step 3: Download your error-free STL model.
Step 4: Send your STL file to a 3D printer and print!

democratiz3D currently works with CT scans.
embodi3d  medical  3dprinting  conversion  sumi 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Embodi3D Home Biomedical 3D Printing
Embodi3D was founded by a practicing interventional radiologist who experienced the benefits of 3D printing first hand. Excited to share what he learned, embodi3d.com was formed. The site is now the leading online community for biomedical 3D printing.

Our mission is to democratize medical 3D printing by making it easily accessible to anyone, through tutorials, blogs, discussion forums, a marketplace, and software. Learn to 3D print with proprietary software or free and open source tools. There are many easy to follow tutorials which empower you to go from medical image to an STL file ready for 3D printing.
3dmodels  3dprinting  medical  sumi 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Blood Pressure Without a Handcuff Using the New MAX86150 - Hackster.io
MAX86150 puts ECG and SPO2 on a single chip, opening new opportunity for calculation of blood pressure. Our breakout board gets you started!

[ProtoCentral: health-related shields for microcontrollers]
medical  embedded  arduino  health  monitor  hackster.io  protocentral  sumi 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Recover From Your Stroke With Saebo: therapy and prosthetic devices
Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of affordable and novel clinical solutions designed to improve mobility and function in individuals suffering from neurological and orthopedic conditions. Saebo’s revolutionary product offering was based on the latest advances in rehabilitation research. From the SaeboFlex which allows clients to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy or at home, to the SaeboMAS, an unweighting device used to assist the arm during daily living tasks and exercise training, “innovation” and “affordability” can now be used in the same sentence.
saebo  prosthetics  stroke  medical  robotics  assistive 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
ExR Exoskeleton Report: volunteer-run blog for exoskeleton resources
Welcome to the ExoskeletonReport.com, an entirely volunteer-based organization focused exclusively on exoskeletons, exosuits, and wearable devices that exert a force on the user.
medical  robotics  assistive  exoskeleton 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
HAL Lower Limb - Exoskeleton Report
HAL® Lower Limb is the most widely distributed mobile medical rehabilitation exoskeleton. It is a powered hip-knee wearable robot with a bio-electrical signal control scheme. The HAL® exoskeleton comes in two versions: HAL Medical and HAL Living Support.
medical  robotics  prosthetics  exoskeleton  assistive 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
The world's first cyborg-type robot "HAL®" - CYBERDYNE
HAL® [Hybrid Assistive Limb®] is the world‘s first*1 cyborg-type robot, by which a wearer‘s bodily functions can be improved, supported and enhanced.

Wearing of HAL® leads to a fusion of “man”, “machine” and “information”. HAL® assists a physically challenged person to move and enables him or her to exert bigger motor energy than usual. HAL® is also considered as the system that accelerates a motor learning of cerebral nerves.
hal  cyberdyne  prosthetics  assistive  medical  exoskeleton 
may 2019 by cyberchucktx
Reverse Engineering An Insulin Pump With An SDR And Decapping | Hackaday
Insulin pumps are a medical device used by people with diabetes to automatically deliver a measured dose of insulin into their bloodstream. Traditionally they have involved a canula and separate connected pump, but more recent models have taken the form of a patch with a pump mounted directly upon it. When [Pete Schwamb]’s daughter received one of these pumps, an Omnipod, he responded to a bounty offer for reverse engineering its RF protocol. As one of the people who helped create Loop, an app framework for controlling insulin delivery systems, he was in a particularly good position to do the work.
hackaday  diy  medical  insulin  diabetes  pump  sumi 
april 2019 by cyberchucktx
SparkFun Single Lead Heart Rate Monitor - AD8232 - SEN-12650 - SparkFun Electronics
The AD8232 SparkFun Single Lead Heart Rate Monitor is a cost-effective board used to measure the electrical activity of the heart. This electrical activity can be charted as an ECG or Electrocardiogram and output as an analog reading. ECGs can be extremely noisy, the AD8232 Single Lead Heart Rate Monitor acts as an op amp to help obtain a clear signal from the PR and QT Intervals easily.
sparkfun  ecg  diy  heart  medical  health 
april 2019 by cyberchucktx
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