Tag: medical

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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Feb 1, 2012

A Heart with no Beat: The Story of a Remarkable Transplant

A Heart with no Beat: The Story of a Remarkable Transplant

Heart Stop Beating is an incredible 3-minute short film about two visionary doctors from the Texas Heart Institute who successfully replaced a dying man’s heart with a ‘continuous flow’ device, proving that life was possible without a heart beat. The film was directed and produced by Jeremiah Zagar, an Emmy-nominated director of In a…

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