In a major breakthrough, a doctor in Kerala has developed a cheap, effective and eco-friendly medical syringe that can never be reused.
Dr Baby Manoj
“The Peanut Safe Syringe becomes absolutely redundant after its first use. Neither the syringe nor the needle can ever be reused. Scavengers will never be able to collect, repack and sell it in the market,” said Dr Baby Manoj, a radiologist from Kozhikode, who invented the syringe.
The syringe can be used for injection as well as blood aspiration in a single sitting. In other syringe models, separate devices are needed for each procedure.
iSmell: Japanese firm reveals the first ‘smelliphone’ add-on that lets you send scents to friends
- Japanese maker ChatPerf is working on various ‘scent tanks’ that emit different smells for different occasions
- Prototype works with Apple phones, an Android version is expected in September
The first prototype of what’s been dubbed the ‘smelliphone’ has been shown off by Japanese firm ChatPerf.
In a video on DigInfoTV, ChatPerf demonstrates the Scentee device, which can be attached to smartphones and used to send smells to friends.
The company claim it can also be used to create atmospheric scents while playing games or watching films, for example.
Performing chest compressions in CPR is a fairly simple process easily explained to most laymen, but execution is key. You don’t want to be breaking ribs, but you certainly don’t want to under-pump the patient with even graver results. Physio-Control just launched its new TrueCPR coaching device, a system that accurately measures the rate and depth of chest compressions and provides both real-time feedback and follow-up analysis of the supplied treatment.
Hippocampus, the part of the brain with a major role in forming long-term memories
A memory device may be implanted in a small number of human volunteers within two years and the device might become available to anyone within five to ten years. A maverick neuroscientist, Theodore Berger, believes he has deciphered the code by which the brain forms long-term memories.
Theodore Berger, a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, envisions a day in the not too distant future when a patient with severe memory loss can get help from an electronic implant.