A startup called IntelligentM wants to make hospitals healthier by encouraging workers to clean their hands properly. Its solution is an RFID (radio frequency identification) bracelet that vibrates when the wearer has scrubbed sufficiently, giving employees a way to check their habits and letting employers know who is and isn’t doing things right.
Some 100,000 people a year in the United States alone die because of infections that arise from hospital visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a lot of these infections occur because doctors, nurses, and technicians don’t wash well enough.
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March 25, 2013
People don’t wear watches anymore. You’ll look ridiculous. Why wouldn’t you just use your smartphone instead? These are just some of the negative sentiments skeptics are spewing about smart watches, which are still very much in their nascent stage.
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March 24, 2013
While much has been said on the topic of 3D printing within the context of the maker movement, it is in the medical world where arguably the most important advances are being made. Scientists at the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland have recently proven they can print human embryonic stem cells, a breakthrough which has the potential to revolutionise organ replacement in the coming years.
See on www.humansinvent.com
March 24, 2013
I’ve always created things and crafted pieces out of miscellaneous objects, I didn’t know contemporary jewellery even existed as a creative outlet but boy when I found it did my ideas change!
This designer explores the judgements and values around materials, in this case human hair.
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March 23, 2013
Contemporary Jewellery x 4 Artists: Andrew Lamb, Beth Gilmour, Lina Peterson, Michiyo. Artists: Andrew Lamb, Beth Gilmour, Lina Peterson, Michiyo Tsuzaki. Lina Peterson – Brooch: Carved in neon red 2013 – Wood, paint, …
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