- Pancreas in a Capsule : Trials of stem-cell therapies to treat Type I Diabetes. Nice one.
- An ‘ABI‘ Device to Help Deaf Children Detect Sounds : Would love to hear a whole lot more on this – trials of an ABI device. Very interesting area.
- Monitoring Ebola Patients using Medical Wearables : Wonderful use of both the ViSi Mobile Monitor and MultiSense wearable devices. Suspect we’ll begin seeing this type of monitoring approach used for an ever-growing range of conditions, in more and more areas worldwide.
- Prosthetics with the Ability to Feel : Current prosthetic devices are unable to ‘feel‘ the objects they touch, or the temperature of their surroundings. Both of those things look set to change with the HAPTIX (Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces) program. Good stuff.
- Preparing for Injuries on (and off) the Battlefield : In a partnership with the University of Nevada, DARPA is looking to do something quite extraordinary. Using Anatomage tables, the plan is to image everyone prior to combat, with the aim of partially recreating any limbs lost during the battle. Fantastic.
We also talked about Cardiac tissue from stem cells, Reducing the cognitive impacts of chemotherapy and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+.