Surgeon test-drives Google Glass in the operating room
When Dr. Heather Evans, a trauma surgeon at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, stepped into the operating room wearing an eyeglasses-like, Internet-connected device known as Google Glass, she quickly realized ...
See tumor cells in real time during an operation
(Phys.org) —The latest generation in surgical microscopes enables a surgeon to directly observe cell and microvasculature structures. This device developed by the EPFL spin-off Samantree makes it possible, ...
NASA completes first part of Webb Telescope's 'eye surgery' operation
(Phys.org) —Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb ...
Docs optimistic, but Giffords in for long recovery
(AP) -- Recovering from a gunshot wound to the head depends on the bullet's path, and while doctors are optimistic about Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' odds, it can take weeks to months to tell the damage.
Going green in the hospital
Wider adoption of the practice of recycling medical equipment — including laparoscopic ports and durable cutting tools typically tossed out after a single use — could save hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars annually ...
Operating room radiography to transform surgery
In a move that could change the way many patients undergo surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has installed five state-of-the-art Siemens Artis zeego® medical imaging systems that provide faster, more accurate 3-D images ...
Travel of a mis-swallowed long spoon to the jejunum
Foreign body ingestion is a frequent gastrointestinal emergency. However, long spoon swallowing is a rare event. Most swallowed spoons have been found in the stomach. Previously, there has been no reported case of a long ...
Big VA study shows surgery checklist saves lives
(AP) -- Which hip is being repaired? Is this the right anesthesia? Do we have all the right surgery tools?
Dextrous robotic hand gets thumbs up
European researchers said Thursday they had developed the world's first real-sized, five-fingered robotic hand able to grasp and manipulate objects with human-like dexterity.
NIST effort could improve high-tech medical scanners
(Phys.org) -- A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating roomand a team of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ...
After initial flop, Google will try again to launch Android TV
Google Inc. still imagines a world in which people talk to their TV, commanding it to switch from ESPN to YouTube, start playing "Orange Is the New Black" on Netflix or answer "What's the weather like tomorrow?"
Logitech pulls plug on Google TV set-top boxes
Logitech has pulled the plug on Google TV set-top boxes, saying consumers just aren't ready for the device which merges television and the Internet.