medical

Kinect Lets Surgeons Navigate Medical Data In The OR

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/kinectOR.jpg" />Once again I am pleasantly surprised with the truly useful and helpful applications being thought up for the <a href="htt

Take This Camera With A Grain Of Salt – Literally

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/md03_fo1g-mikrokamera_tcm63-82806-620x412.jpg" />This microscopic camera is the work of the Fraunhofer Institute and image sensor company

New Tech Helps Paralyzed Patients Move Their Limbs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/29792_web.jpeg" />It appears that folks with catastrophic spinal cord injuries might be able to move their limbs again thanks to a new sy

Video: DaVinci Surgical Robot Gets Dolled Up For The Cameras

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Screen-shot-2011-02-16-at-11.39.48-AM-620x348.png" />Here's a comforting video of the <a href="http://www.health-first.org/hospitals_ser

NEC's Dual-Screen Android Device Gets A Medical App

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/nec_dual-01-620x422.jpg" />The dual-screen Android device NEC showed off at CES wasn't exactly a crowd-pleaser. Without the latest versio

Avvo Adds Doctors To Their Professional Ranking Service

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/logo1.png">While my own doctor, Shaky McSliceyhands MD, doesn't appear in their rankings, <a HREF="http://www.avvo.com/">Avvo.com</a> has adde

Would You Care For A Compact Personal Genome Sequencer?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/home_sequencer.jpg" />This is pretty amazing. The device you see there is a home genome sequencer. Like, for sequencing your genome. And

Telescopic lens implant for your eyeball gets FDA approval

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/implant.jpg" />We've seen a fair amount of in-eye machinery. From the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/03/09/yes-that-is-a-bionic-

Bionic cat!

Cat with prosthetic legs! This poor fellow (Oscar) was in an accident with a combine, losing his legs. An ambitious veterinarian took him to a neuro-orthopedic surgeon, who crafted little peg-legs for

Blood sugar testing game and accessory coming for the Nintendo DS

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ds-blood-sugar.jpg" />Childhood diabetes sucks, there's no way around it. Testing is annoying and uncomfortable for adults, much lets kid

Tactile vest helps patients recover balance

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/UCLA-balance-vest.jpg" />Researchers at UCLA are working on a new device intended to help patients who have lost their sense of balance.

Shrimp shells may be used to repair spinal injuries, glass can help rebuild bone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/shrimp-e1271454364406.jpg" />A report released in the Journal of Experimental Biology today talked about how scientists have discovered a

Hey, Doc, looking for an iPad for the ER?

Barco, makers of high-end medical displays, just launched the CliniScape and ProScribe tablets. The screens are 10.4-inches and 12-inches respectively and are ruggedized and drop resistant. They are a

Doctors learning how to operate using robots

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ross.jpg" />You probably haven't heard about the Da Vinci surgical <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/robot/">robot</a>, but it's bee

Dentists to replace drills with plasma jets

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/plasma-drill-100204-02.jpg" />I can't believe how great this idea sounds. Instead of using the old-school (as in patented in 1887) drill

Review: 911 Medical ID Card features USB connection, fits in your wallet

Short Version: A $40 digital ID card that fits in your wallet and holds all of your emergency medical information on a 1GB flip-out USB stick.

Wireless EKG becoming a reality

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/po34234.jpg" />Everyone is familiar with the traditional EKG - you lie in the hospital bed, the leads connected to your body, and recordi

VIDEO: Vioguard self-sanitizing keyboard uses UV light to kill germs

<img src="http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/XLVcpOprtN0/default.jpg">Short of just building a keyboard entirely of Purell, this is probably the next best thing. Priced at $899, you’ll probably never see the Vi

Implant can help sleep apnea patients not frighten their partners

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/iStock_000006247785XSmall.jpg" />Sleep apnea sufferers have long had to use the dreaded CPAP mask, but there may soon be an alternative.

It’s a bed! It’s a wheelchair! It’s a Panasonic!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Panasonic_bed.jpg">What will they think of next? Panasonic has developed a Transformer-like electronic bed that converts to a wheelchair
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