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Smart mattress checks pressure with thousands of sensors

The MAP System introduces a new concept in bedsore prevention: a "continuous bedside pressure mapping system" fitted right onto the mattress.

By Jul. 24, 2013

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Wireless tooth tattoo can detect bad bacteria

Researchers at Princeton say the sensor adheres to dental enamel and might one day continuously monitor a patient's health.

By Jun. 6, 2012

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Smart mattress automatically shifts bedfast patients

Swiss spin-off announces major funding for a bed it says could hit the market by the end of 2011 and will help prevent bedsores by automatically shifting a patient's position.

By Jul. 15, 2011

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Ultrawideband gets humans one step closer to 'tricorder'

Electrical engineers present work confirming that ultrawideband radio technology could vastly improve remote, continuous, real-time health monitoring.

By Jun. 16, 2011

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Gaga's Bad Romance video inspires bad eye trend

The contact lenses that make one look like an anime character on crack are textbook rock 'n' roll: hazardous for your health and wildly popular.

By Jul. 8, 2010

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Diabetes breath test may be possible

New research shows children with diabetes exhale higher levels of a chemical when their blood sugar is high, possibly leading to a noninvasive blood-sugar test.

By Sep. 24, 2007

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Gadgettes Podcast 156: The Gourmet Gadgette

It's hard to keep us out of the kitchen, for no other reason than we just really enjoy food! Today we offer up a dilectable assortment of gourmet gadgets.

By Oct. 1, 2009