Tag: medical

Jan 14, 2014

This Doctor has Spent the Last 22 Years Dressed Like a Homeless Person

This Doctor has Spent the Last 22 Years Dressed Like a Homeless Person

In 1992, Dr. Jim Withers, an internal medicine physician, began providing medical care to Pittsburgh’s unsheltered homeless population. He partnered with street-savvy formerly homeless individuals and dressing as a homeless person, began to make night time street rounds in the alleys and under the bridges of the city. From this initial outreach service other…

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Nov 7, 2013

Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Gigantic Human Organs Made from Glass

Designer Sigga Heimis is currently presenting glass organs prototyped and created with GlassLab in an exhibition at Designgalleriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition (October 30 – November 15, 2013) presents gigantic glass hearts, lungs and brains to bring awareness to organ donation. Sigga Heimis has been working with GlassLab since 2007 at ArtBasel Miami.…

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Sep 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sailor-Themed CT Scanner for Kids

Picture of the Day: Sailor-Themed CT Scanner for Kids

SAILOR-THEMED CT SCANNER FOR KIDS Photographs by BuzzFeed/Macey J. Foronda Located at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, is this pirate/sailor themed CT Scanner to help put children to ease and make them feel like they’re sailing the high seas. The institution is one of the biggest children’s hospitals in the country…

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Jul 7, 2013

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Design by Jake Evill Jake Evill wants to use 3D printing to revolutionize the way we treat fractured bones. Instead of the typical bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fiberglass casts we use today; Evill is proposing a custom, 3D-printed, lightweight, ventilated, thin, recyclable and washable design. Jake is a recent graduate from the…

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Nov 26, 2012

‘Terminator’ Arm is World’s Most Advanced Prosthetic

‘Terminator’ Arm is World’s Most Advanced Prosthetic

The bebionic3 by RSLSteeper is a carbon-fiber myoelectric hand which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles. The bebionic3 moves by responding to muscle twitches in the upper arm. The prosthetic limb uses sensors to trigger one of 14 pre-programmed grips that mirror common human hand movements. The sensitivity is programmable, allowing the…

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Jul 25, 2012

Picture of the Day: What Stitches in Your Eye Look Like

Picture of the Day: What Stitches in Your Eye Look Like

WHAT STITCHES IN YOUR EYE LOOK LIKE Photograph via Philawesomeraptor on Reddit | Color-corrected by lazyink on Reddit In this incredible macro photograph of a human eye, we see the stitches that resulted from a recent corneal transplant. The surgery was used to treat a patient suffering from Keratocnus, a degenerative…

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Mar 31, 2012

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Photograph by TEK @ tekrmd.com Tek RMD provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture, facilitating their movement and comfortable completion of their daily tasks indoors, such as in the home, office and shopping mall. Tek RMD…

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