Category Archives: medicine

Designer IV Bags

[Insert Douche Bag Joke] [via Trendland via MedGadget] Previously: If Gucci had DRM – Boing Boing Moment of bondage couture Zen: gold Gucci handcuff clutch – Boing … Chanel, Dior, Gucci… Blackwater? – Boing Boing Gucci's iPod case – Boing … Continue reading

Furniture That Counts Calories

Part of Alice Wang’s Chairs for the Dysfunctional collection, the Constant Shaker chair measures and displays the number of calories your body burns while fidgeting in your seat. …Or you could just calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). I’m burning … Continue reading

Medical laser welds sliced skin shut without sutures

Presented as part deliverance of our promise to cover more cool medical lasers on Boing Boing Gadgets, this laser beam created by scientists at Tel Aviv University to weld skin shut without stitches. “Doctors know how to cut skin, but … Continue reading

Advanced cold pack works after being cooked

A prototype device from a team at Stanford acts as a super-charged, twenty-four-hour cold pack when heated over a fire and then left to cool. Its purpose? To keep vaccines at proper temperatures in areas with no electricity. How a … Continue reading

The Sony U-Matic Color Videocassette Recorder will cure cancer

According to this 1972 Life magazine ad for one of the first Sony VCRs, the Sony U-Matic will cut cancer mortality rates by 1/3rd. The rationale is wonderfully clueless on how the whole peer and FDA-approved medical system works. From … Continue reading

Electro-occular implants transform blind grandmas into NBA stars

Daily Tech has a great article up about the newest revisions of Second Sigh Vision’s Argus electro-occular implant technology, which aims to partially restore sight to the blind. The earliest trials in 2004 featured a 4×4 inch grid of electrodes … Continue reading

Model plane enthusiast claims magic powder helped him regrow finger

Lee Spievak, RC flight enthusiast, knew something was wrong from the very moment his model plane loop-de-looped in the crisp spring air. The controls were unresponsive; it was as if the plane had a mind of its own. As the … Continue reading

Pelikan Sun Lancing Device Pricks Fingers Painlessly

Beth writes: We got this fancy new lancing device for my 10-year-old son, who has Type 1 diabetes and has to check his blood sugar multiple times a day. Most lancing devices use a spring to jam a needle into … Continue reading

SurgiCount Safety-Sponge Keeps Used Medical Supplies Out of Your Body

Since about a thousand sponges are left inside patients who undergo surgery each year, SurgiCount is trying to sell this “Safety-Sponge System” which uses a 2D barcode system on each sponge and a handheld scanner to keep track of every … Continue reading

Alter-G G-Trainer Treadmill for Weightless Running

The “Alter-G G-Trainer,” a treadmill which uses a compressed air chamber to lift and reduce the effective weight of its user, has been approved by the FDA for use in rehabilitation for injuries to the lower extremities. The G-Trainer can … Continue reading