A simple wristband which is essentially a sensor is being tested for measuring severity of epileptic seizures as accurately as those measured using electroencephalograms-EEGs. This might do away with complicated appliances like scalp electrodes and electrical leads.
The lustrous fibre called ‘silk’ is being tested for developing bone grafting material. This fibre which is popular as a woman’s first choice in classy-dressing is being used in a rather unimaginable field, namely ‘surgery’.
Many elders give up driving due to slower reflexes with age. A team from Newcastle University is developing new 'aids' to help older drivers remain road-worthy. These are likely to be ready within the next five to 10 years.
Stryker Corp, the leading medical device maker has reported its latest quarterly earnings recently. The figures were close in line with expectation of analysts as sales of artificial hips and knees have picked up after a long drawn slump.