A simple technique that involves squeezing the arm three times before surgery could speed up recovery from heart bypass operations and even improve patients’ long-term survival. Using the same type of blood pressure device found in GPs’ surgeries, doctors squeeze the upper arm three times, for five minutes at a time, restricting blood flow to the heart.
‘cubital tunnel syndrome’ or ‘cell phone elbow’
They have been blamed for damaging hearing and exposing users to harmful radiation. Now those who just can’t stop chatting into their handsets are facing a new menace – mobile phone elbow.
LG’s Wrist Phone
Having a cellphone necessarily brings with it the tough decision of where to carry the damn thing. That typically means bulging up a pocket, though at least women can often opt for tossing it in a handbag (but even that adds the rummaging-around step when you get a call). The disposable Wrist Phone makes where to put it an easy choice.
I think most of us have some inequalities in our sidedness. For example, my left leg is stronger than my right leg, and my right arm is stronger than my left arm. I can see close better with my right eye… and so on. But honestly, untill now, I never thought about the strength of my right butt cheek versus my left butt cheek.
Kira Mason, a victim of the London bombing attacks in July of 2005 has been fitted with a cyborg arm that fuses with her own skin and bone. The procedure has been called “a breakthrough.”
Paraplegics and the elderly often face problems with their joints and muscle movements. When stuck to bed owing to their illness, patients tend to develop contraction of muscles that could be irreversible, and regular range of motion exercises through physiotherapy is the only alternative left. There are a few muscle and joint extractors available to assist, but Tail-wrist-II seems to be a novel makeover in the category. Developed by Hideyuki Tsukakoshi, assistant professor of Mechanical Control Systems at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Tail-wrist-II is designed to prevent contraction of muscles and joints.
Paralyzed monkeys regained the ability to move their wrists when their nervous systems were rewired.
Rerouting electrical signals around damaged nerves may one day help treat paralysis. A pair of partially paralyzed monkeys regained the ability to move their wrists when researchers wired individual neurons directly to the monkey’s arm muscles, according to a study published online in Nature on Wednesday.
If you thought prosthetics couldn’t let you “feel” anything but only assist you in the most basic functions, think again. Surgeons have tried a unique method with Claudia Mitchell and have hot-wired the prosthetic to her brain via her shoulder nerves.
Kinda puts it all into perspective
Crazy idea for a prothetic third arm to better manage your iPhone. Second video after the jump.
The driver winds the knobs to move the map on as their car travels further
They are notorious for guiding exasperated motorists down footpaths, into ponds or to the wrong city entirely.
But the modern-day sat-nav is likely to pose far fewer problems for lost drivers than its 1927 forerunner.
The Plus Four Wristlet Route Indicator, which has gone on display at a National Trust house, is thought to be the first navigation device for motorists.
Anthropometry is the study of the dimensions of the human body
Having short arms and legs may raise a person’s risk of developing memory problems later in life, US researchers said on Monday.
They said women with the shortest arm spans were 50% more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than women with longer arm spans. And the longer a woman’s leg from floor to knee, the lower her risk for dementia.