Category Archives: Technology

The Grip Clip: A Useful Eyewear Accessory   Two graduating Stanford students have invented an eyewear accessory to address a common problem experienced by builders and artists the world over. Atticus Anderson and Blake Crowe have utilized their knowledge of mechanical engineering and product design to create the Grip Clip, “piece of soft plastic that [...]

Some New Apps for the Visually Impaired As mobile devices and the apps that go with them become more and more sophisticated, smartphones and tablets have quickly been adopted as valuable tools for the blind. We’ve written before about apps for the visually impaired, but here are a couple more recent ones you may not [...]

3D Printing: Creating Your Own Medicine We always love to hear about the latest developments in 3D printing. Whether the technology is printing consumer goods, food, or body parts, 3D printing will change the world in the coming decades. In one of the latest TED Talks to be released online, Lee Cronin, a professor of [...]

Omnio: A New Medical App Designed to Stop Doctors from Going MAD Since the mobile app market emerged just a few short years ago, there are now dozens of medical apps available to physicians. While there are lots of great medical apps out there, app developer Skyscape believes that many of them are too fragmented, [...] Helping the Underinsured Through Technology Roughly 48.6 million Americans are uninsured, while about 25 million are underinsured. Without access to primary care providers, the uninsured and underinsured are often forced to visit an emergency room, which costs an average of $700 a visit. Furthermore, the CDC estimates that 50% of all emergency room visits [...]

TED Talk: Tissue Engineering for Personalized Medicine In a recently published TED Talk by Nina Tandon, an expert in electrical engineering and 2012 TED Senior Fellow, she explains how her genetically engineered body parts will not only be used to replace human organs, but also to improve the drug screening process. The talk starts off [...]

CureLauncher: An Interview with the Co-Founder   If you visit our blog often, you may have read our post about CureLauncher, a new crowdfunding site that allows the public to contribute directly to medical research projects. The site is breaking new ground, making it easier than it’s ever been for researchers to obtain the funding [...]

Eye Technology Roundup Our gathering of the latest news in eye care and eye-related technology… EyeVerify We’ve all seen sci-fi or spy movies where someone enters an elaborate vault or underground lair by scanning their eye into a computer. A startup called EyeVerify wants to bring that futuristic technology to your smartphone. The technology identifies [...]

The Formulation Station: Online Customization Hits the Supplement Industry   The nutritional supplement company, Alcrea Health, has just launched an innovative new site, ushering the supplement industry into the digital age. If you’re a healthcare professional with an idea for a nutritional supplement, but lack the resources to experiment, test, package, and brand it, Alcrea’s [...]

Bright Eyes: Technology Meets Eyewear We’ve shared a few eyewear-related gadgets on the blog, but this one may be the coolest we’ve seen. The Bright Eyes Kit is a DIY technology kit that encourages users to learn computer programming. These glasses won’t improve your vision or protect your eyes, but they’re fitted with 174 LEDs capable of [...]