Scanadu Creates World’s First Star Trek-Style Medical Tricorder

May 22, 2013 by  
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Scanadu , a startup based at the NASA Ames Research Center , has made the science-fiction of Star Trek a reality by creating a non-invasive tricorder that, within 10 seconds, can gather medical information about a person and then relay it to their smartphone. The device, known as the Scanadu Scout , has been in development for over two years and can measure blood pressure, temperature, ECG, oximetry, heart rate and breathing rate. Read the rest of Scanadu Creates World’s First Star Trek-Style Medical Tricorder Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: medical device , medical diagnosis , medical tricorder , NASA Ames Research Center , scanadu , scanadu scout , star trek , tricorder , Yves Béhar        

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Scientists Create Biodegradable Computer Chips from Spider Silk!

October 15, 2012 by  
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Spider Web photo from Shutterstock Spiders are capable of some amazing things – not the least of which is weaving strong-as-steel webs from silk . Now, scientists at the  Institut de Physique de Rennes in France have found a way to incorporate this amazing material into biodegradable computer chips. Some say that this unprecedented combination of natural materials and advanced technology could yield medical devices that can be implanted safely and then remain in the body indefinitely. Read the rest of Scientists Create Biodegradable Computer Chips from Spider Silk! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Biodegradable , biomedical engineering , computer chip , medical device , silk , silkworm , spiders , surgery

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