Bionic prosthesis that allows the patient to feel

Dennis Aabo Sørensen is a man from Denmark that lost his left arm ten years ago in an accident involving fireworks. A group of scientists and engineers from Italy, Germany and Switzerland have provided an opportunity for him to test a bionic prosthesis that’s connected to the nerves in the upper arm, allowing him to …

How to keep your brain in good shape with mind games

A recent study argues that adults can perform various exercises that will train the brain, thus obtaining benefits that could delay the inevitable brain deterioration. This finding suggests that we might be able to prevent various health problems associated with getting older. The study included around 2,800 participants and it was the largest and longest …

How to Reduce Cell Phone Cancer Risk

The potential dangerous effects of cell phone usage is a debate that’s going on for a while. There are studies that found no correlation between cell phone usage and cancer, and many more studies that warned about the dangers of using cell phones for longer periods of time. I’m not going to throw numbers here, …

Adam Savage Presents a Real Life Robot at San Diego Comic Con 2013

Bored by the same costumes presented at Comic-Con events, Wired.com decided to create something special for San Diego Comic Con 2013. Inspired by the just-released Pacific Rim movie, they’ve revealed the WIRED Mech, a Jaeger like robot that weights 400-pounds and measures 9.5 foot tall. This real-life robot was built by the same studio who …

Technology used to cancel the effects of Parkinson’s Disease

The story is about Andrew Johnson, also known as Cyber AJ, a 39 years old man who suffers from an early stage of Parkinson’s Disease. Thanks to a brain surgery performed by his doctors in New Zealand, he can now use his motor and vocal functions a lot better than before. In fact, when his …

Are medical robots safe? A short introduction to robotic surgery

Until the last few decades, medical surgery required incisions that were painful for the patient and difficult to perform for the surgeon. Nowadays, hospitals tend to prefer robotic surgery when they treat the patients. According to most medics, when a medical robot is used in the surgery room, the medical operation is more effective, the …