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This picture shows the pioneering tiny titanium heart, which weighs just 11grams and is the smallest artificial heart in the world, that has helped save the life of a 16-month-old boy.Surgeons implanted the device, a miniscule pump, to keep the toddler alive until a donor organ was found bridging a new medical milestone.The boy had the operation at Rome’s Bambino Gesu hospital last month and had the implant for 13 days before he had a transplant. He is now doing well.The baby was suffering from dilated myocardiopathy, a heart muscle disease which normally causes stretched or enlarged fibres of the heart. The disease gradually makes the heart weaker, stopping its ability to pump blood effectively. ‘This is a milestone,’ surgeon Antonio Amodeo said.He added that while the device was now used as bridge leading to a transplant, in the future it could be permanent. Before the implant, the child also had a serious infection around a mechanical pump that had been fitted earlier to support the function of his natural heart. ‘From a surgical point of view, this was not really difficult. The only difficulty that we met is that the child was operated on several times before,’ he said. The tiny titanium pump weighs 11 grams and can handle a blood flow of 1.5 litres a minute. An artificial heart for adults weighs 900 grams. 
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scienceyoucanlove:

This picture shows the pioneering tiny titanium heart, which weighs just 11grams and is the smallest artificial heart in the world, that has helped save the life of a 16-month-old boy.

Surgeons implanted the device, a miniscule pump, to keep the toddler alive until a donor organ was found bridging a new medical milestone.

The boy had the operation at Rome’s Bambino Gesu hospital last month and had the implant for 13 days before he had a transplant. He is now doing well.

The baby was suffering from dilated myocardiopathy, a heart muscle disease which normally causes stretched or enlarged fibres of the heart. The disease gradually makes the heart weaker, stopping its ability to pump blood effectively. 

‘This is a milestone,’ surgeon Antonio Amodeo said.

He added that while the device was now used as bridge leading to a transplant, in the future it could be permanent. 

Before the implant, the child also had a serious infection around a mechanical pump that had been fitted earlier to support the function of his natural heart. 

‘From a surgical point of view, this was not really difficult. The only difficulty that we met is that the child was operated on several times before,’ he said. 

The tiny titanium pump weighs 11 grams and can handle a blood flow of 1.5 litres a minute. An artificial heart for adults weighs 900 grams. 

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Melon Measures Your Focus

fastcompany:

“I focus best on Friday when it is sunny out.”
“Looks like classical music enhances my focus.”

Ever wondered just how focused (or not) you really are during the day? Melon could be your answer. This new headband measures your focus and then sends the results to your smartphone. The goal is to help you learn which environments and activities improve your focus. More info, and a demo video.

(via designersofthings)


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DIY bionics as a step towards fully integrated neural linked systems.
alexob:

DIY bionics - making kids smile again.
See the joy in Liam’s eyes as he is grasping a ball with his right hand for the first time. By the time this cute fellow grows up, he will have a bionic hand that will be connected to his neural-system and be indistinguishable from his biological body; but all Liam cares about for now his being able to play ball. 

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DIY bionics as a step towards fully integrated neural linked systems.

alexob:

DIY bionics - making kids smile again.

See the joy in Liam’s eyes as he is grasping a ball with his right hand for the first time. By the time this cute fellow grows up, he will have a bionic hand that will be connected to his neural-system and be indistinguishable from his biological body; but all Liam cares about for now his being able to play ball. 

(via futurist-foresight)


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Shopping cart-mounted tablet detects nearby items and offers recipes in real time
Regular readers of Springwise may remember the Hellmann’s mayonnaise campaign in Brazil that printed recipes for those who purchased the mayonnaise, using the other items also being bought as ingredients. Unsatisfied with stopping there, the company has returned with the Recipe Cart, which uses NFC technology to immediately suggest meal ideas to shoppers as they walk past other ingredients. READ MORE…

springwise:

Shopping cart-mounted tablet detects nearby items and offers recipes in real time

Regular readers of Springwise may remember the Hellmann’s mayonnaise campaign in Brazil that printed recipes for those who purchased the mayonnaise, using the other items also being bought as ingredients. Unsatisfied with stopping there, the company has returned with the Recipe Cart, which uses NFC technology to immediately suggest meal ideas to shoppers as they walk past other ingredients. READ MORE…


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A fun comedic example of how important it is to backup your data. What we do at Sunshine Technology Services is set up a backup system for you in real-time, meaning everything you save is automatically saved to a secure off-site data center. You don’t have to go through the trouble of manually backing up your data. This ensures the safety of your businesses information and data.


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The Technology of Touch: Digitizing our sense of touch

Learn about the field of haptics and how it could change our everyday world in this 6 min short but inspirational TED Talk video presented by Katherine Kuchenbecker

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May 7, 2013
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Computer Repair - The Importance of Backing Up Your Data - Bits Bytes and Nibbles »

In an age where everything is run by computers and data is being transmitted in such high volumes every second, the importance of backing up data has never been greater. You might want to consider a good backup system for your business.It is vital to store back up files in an off-site location, in addition to having a readily-accessible local copy. This protects against a natural disaster, plumbing flood or theft.Speak with our staff today to find out what is available and recommended for your situation, and let us automate your backup process


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futurist-foresight:

Bionic prosthetics that can be controlled via a mobile app.
futurescope:

Bionic App
via NewScientist:

The powered thumb is controlled by signals from the user’s arm muscles or - in a first for upper limb prostheses - via a smartphone app: a tap of the screen and the hand automatically arranges itself into a preset grip. The thumb can move into 24 different positions and new, extra-sensitive fingertip electrodes also give improved dexterity.
“Powered thumb rotation, combined with the mobile app and quick access to all these new grips, gives me natural hand function that I never imagined would be possible,” says Bertolt Meyer, who wears one of the new hands.
The app makes it easy to configure presets by group, such as “work”, which includes positions ready for typing, handling documents or using a mouse. The app also includes diagnostic tools and training modes for new users.

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futurist-foresight:

Bionic prosthetics that can be controlled via a mobile app.

futurescope:

Bionic App

via NewScientist:

The powered thumb is controlled by signals from the user’s arm muscles or - in a first for upper limb prostheses - via a smartphone app: a tap of the screen and the hand automatically arranges itself into a preset grip. The thumb can move into 24 different positions and new, extra-sensitive fingertip electrodes also give improved dexterity.

“Powered thumb rotation, combined with the mobile app and quick access to all these new grips, gives me natural hand function that I never imagined would be possible,” says Bertolt Meyer, who wears one of the new hands.

The app makes it easy to configure presets by group, such as “work”, which includes positions ready for typing, handling documents or using a mouse. The app also includes diagnostic tools and training modes for new users.

[read more] [touch bionics] [Image: Murdoch Ferguson/Ferguson Imaging]

(Source: futurescope, via futurist-foresight)