Archive | May, 2011

BodyMaps : A New 3D Search Tool To Explore The Body

Woaaa ! Today, the first online 3-D interactive search tool of the human body was released. It allows a user to view and navigate the human anatomy, male or female, down to the finest detail—from the muscles and deep muscles to the nerves, arteries, vessels, and bones. This new tool, called BodyMaps by Healthline Networks and GE Healthyimagination.

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Biomedical Engineering Gets A New Name

Yes, I know, the title of this blog post is crazy. During a 2-day meeting on April 28-29, at AAMI’s Arlington, Va. headquarters, attended by 30 engineers, technicians, educators and corporate leaders, a conclusion was made to rename biomedical engineering as Healthcare Technology Management !

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How Tissue Engineering Allows Heart Tissue to Repair Itself

One of the serious health problems today is combating cardiovascular diseases. A Columbia team of biomedical researchers have established a new method to patch a damaged heart using a tissue-engineering platform that enables heart tissue to repair itself.

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Innovative Lady Gaga in her Controversial Single ‘Judas’

I usually write about technology on my blog. Today, I’ll go a little off niche and share one of my favorite performance artist Lady Gaga‘s latest song Judas. She portrays herself as Mary Magdalene, causing world to wonder if she’s provoking the religious population or just sacrilegious…

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Necomimi : A New Human Organ using Brain-Wave Sensor

A Japanese team Neurowear have developed a product called Necomimi which takes brain signals from our emotions and turns them into visible actions rendering them in the form of wiggling cat ears. Do watch this 1-minute video below…

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Smart Biomedical Clothing For Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

Well, this is interesting but a strange news as well. Instead of a Biomedical Engineer, an Industrial Design student Justine Smith creates a new technology to deal with most common ailments in the world today – chronic back pain. She designed Spinovo after watching her father struggle with long-term back pain.

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World’s Smallest Medical Video Camera at 0.99 mm

Here, is an Israeli Biomedical company Medigus Ltd. which claims to have developed the World’s Smallest Medical Video Camera. Lets explore the specifications and biomedical applications…

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Radiation Dose Levels to Human Body in mSv [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is a very useful infographic by Scientific American, proving that Biomedical imaging delivers big doses of radiation. There is no doubt that we are exposed to the ionizing radiation (the potentially harmful type) than we were 30 years ago. Give a glance to this…

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Transform your Mobile Phone to a Biomedical Microscope & Spectrometer

I came across a free-access paper in PloS ONE, where researchers proposed to use commercial CMOS sensors and microscopic optics driven by the mobile phone industry to develop two common biomedical devices, namely a microscope and visible-light spectrometer. Have a look …

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