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This ‘artificial iris’ is like a pair of programmable shades in contact lens form

artificial-iris Smart contact lenses have been the stuff of science fiction for a long time, but as with jetpacks and faster-than-light travel, we’re still waiting on them. Research is ongoing, though, and a project at the University of Ghent shows promise not just in advancing the technology but providing some therapeutic value as well. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 8th

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This ‘artificial iris’ is like a pair of programmable shades in contact lens form

artificial-iris Smart contact lenses have been the stuff of science fiction for a long time, but as with jetpacks and faster-than-light travel, we’re still waiting on them. Research is ongoing, though, and a project at the University of Ghent shows promise not just in advancing the technology but providing some therapeutic value as well. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 8th

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Open Bionics partners with NHS for a feasibility study to bring bionic hands to the U.K. health system

samantha-payne-open-bionics5 Open Bionics is a U.K. startup making bionic hands for patients needing prosthetics and co-founder of the company Samantha Payne came onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to tell us about a new deal between Open Bionics and the National Health Service (NHS) to bring new technologies to amputees. The deal involves a feasibility study with the NHS through SBRI Healthcare to see if Open… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

December 6th

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Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

an-amputee-patient-tries-out-the-ar-system Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 3rd

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Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

an-amputee-patient-tries-out-the-ar-system Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 3rd

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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 1st

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Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 1st

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Garmin brings Strava’s safety system to its fitness wearables

Over the summer, fitness social network Strava introduced Beacon, a safety feature designed to offer peace of mind to the friends and families of long distance runners know they’re stating out of harm’s way, such as giant boulders and dogs as demonstrated in the informational video. Essentially, the Strava premium add-on sends real-time updates to a select list of contacts, so a… Read More

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Brian Heater

November 10th

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Moov locks down $12M Series B as it brings new wearables to market for real-time coaching

copy-of-limited-share-moov-hr-climb Motivation is hard to come by. If you’re lucky, you have friends that will go to the gym with you to keep you in line. If you’re wealthy, you can hire a personal trainer. But if your friends have long sense given up and your bank account is screaming mercy, your options are few and far between. The entire premise behind Moov is that wearables can be used to provide real-time… Read More

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John Mannes

October 19th

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Moov locks down $12M Series B as it brings new wearables to market for real-time coaching

copy-of-limited-share-moov-hr-climb Motivation is hard to come by. If you’re lucky, you have friends that will go to the gym with you to keep you in line. If you’re wealthy, you can hire a personal trainer. But if your friends have long sense given up and your bank account is screaming mercy, your options are few and far between. The entire premise behind Moov is that wearables can be used to provide real-time… Read More

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John Mannes

October 19th

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