Medical tech is leaping with everyday passing and I am pretty much sure you have checked out my previous post on the same topic and here is the second installment of it guys which will further enlighten about how far the tech is taking this discipline.
Kinecthesia, An Outstanding Haptic Belt For Visually Impaired Ones
Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske, two University of Pennsylvania students, have developed Kinecthesia which is a haptic belt for the blind people to help them have an obstacle-free walk ahead.
It has been specially designed to enable the wearers to virtually sense the outside objects with great ease. The three motors inside of this haptic belt vibrate in an instant response to objects they sense in their immediate vicinity.
The duo has used XBox Kinect 3D camera with a connection to a Beagle Board that keeps the motors running and process all the raw data.
This innovation has won the university students first prize at the PennVention business competition.
QR Codes Make Patient’s Medical Information Easily Accessible For Carers
QR codes are 3 dimensional bar codes that can be scanned by using the camera on a Smartphone. These codes are becoming increasingly popular to provide emergency medical information.
Lifesqure, which provides medical information of people to carers, allows the natives of Marin County to link their health related information to the QR codes on their Website that then medical experts can access via an iPhone app to know about the health conditions of certain patients.
The uses of QR include Patient Education, Online Hospital Tours, Mammogram Appointments, Hospital Marketing and so on.
EMR Tech To Quicken Athletes’ Treatment London Olympic Games
The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) is to utilize Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to manage, transmit, and store athletes’ medical information during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The process will increase the likeliness of giving athletes timely treatment in order to put them back on the field as quickly as possible. The exchange of X-rays and MRI scans will be the common information being shared among medical experts of some 700 athletes.
Self Adjusting Glasses, Boon For Developing Nations
The team of four from Oxford (Britain) based company, Eyejusters, has outed the low cost glassed that inherit the ability of self adjusting.
Named SlideLens, for those who lake the buying power of prescribed lenses can try this innovative solution from the British company that aims to lower the cost of consumer products by using the available technology.
There are two different types of SlideLens glasses. The positive power that has the range from +4.5 to 0 diopters for long-sightedness, and negative power with the range from 0 to -5.0 diopters for short-sightedness.