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Medical uses for the iPhone are nothing new – an app has even saved a man's life – but now Ivor Kovic, an emergency physician from Croatia, has developed a device which turns the iPhone into a physical tool. The device, which is only in the prototype stage now, allows for an iPhone or...

February 12th 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Alright, we'll leave all the zingers for you and our mercurial staff to deliver, and just use this space to dish some info on the hardware. Ivor Kovic, an emergency physician from Croatia, has recently demoed a new iPhone cradle that turns the already multifunctional handset into a CPR assistance d...

February 12th 2010 at 10:54am 0 Comments
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Taking a more passive approach with the Wii remote than, say, operating a 15-ton grapple or saving your friends on Tatooine, a team of biomedical engineering undergraduates at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been developing a companion CPR training program. Using the controller's built...

July 15th 2009 at 8:19pm 0 Comments
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Here's a survival product combo we never thought of: an LED flashlight that talks you through the basic steps of CPR. It sort of makes sense, at least: high-efficiency LED in an ultra-compact AAA battery-based design that will talk you through an important emergency skill while the world crumbles a...

June 8th 2008 at 7:11am 0 Comments
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A pair of electrical and biomedical engineering students at McMaster University are entering this year's Ontario Engineering Competition with a rather neat project: the CPR Glove. While it just looks like a particularly lame-looking and ill-fitting glove on the outside, the one-size-fits-all glove h...

February 15th 2007 at 8:17am 0 Comments
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We'll be the first to admit, if we were a featured character in a prime-time soap surrounding cataclysmic events, we'd be killed off early in the first season -- we're just no good to anybody in emergency situations. Now we've got a chance to make it all the way to a sophomore slump, with this new "...

October 20th 2006 at 6:24am 0 Comments
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Sony's in need of some PR recovery for its multimedia gaming handheld. GameDaily listed a few suggestions, many of which should lead to the PSP's success:1. Drop the UMD movies already. Yes, I completely agree. But considering the lack of UMDs on the release schedules, I think Sony's unofficially of...

September 27th 2006 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Swimming is fun, but drowning, most certainly, is not. The makers of SenTAG know this, and have developed a system that monitors swimmers' depth and motion, alerting them, with a series of alarms and LEDs, if they might be in danger. The set-up, which is designed mostly for public swimming holes,...

June 21st 2006 at 10:16am 0 Comments