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Self-powered diaper monitor system detects pee-pee, maybe one day poo-poo

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2009

Self-powered diaper monitor system detects pee-pee, maybe one day poo-pooIt’s not that hard for a parent to figure out if their toddler has peed their diaper, but when it comes to old folks, maybe it could be a big help. A research laboratory at Japan’s Ritsumeikan University has developed a monitoring system for wet diapers. It consists of a self-powered sensor/transmitter and a receiver and is designed to assist the staff in hospitals and nursing homes with diaper checks. The sensor kit needs to be placed inside the diaper and then it sends signals to the receiver.

The sensor and the wireless transmitter are powered by a built-in battery that generates electricity using a chemical reaction in the presence of urine. That’s when you know. You have pee-pee.

Wii puts 10 Brits in Hospital Per Week

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2008

Wii puts 10 Brits in Hospital Per WeekThe latest Wii nonsense happening in the World has nothing to do with Wii-tards shattering TVs, or boyfriends recording their hot girlfriends getting fit. No, the latest Wii news is happening in Britain where The Sun is reporting that 10 Wii users per week in the UK are being hospitalized.

According to Doctors, patients are reporting excruciating pain in their shoulders and knees. They are calling the phenomenon Wii-itus and Wii-Knee, supposedly caused by making sudden movements in the tennis game and in Wii-Fit. But more likely, these are probably just out of shape gamers who are not used to moving. According to Doctors, some potential problems later in life for Wii-itus sufferers include rheumatism, arthritis, inflammation of the shoulder or wrist and a desire to play a different console. Any console that will allow them to lay in bed with a good cheeseburger.

7 prisoners hospitalized, smuggled phones in rectums

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on September 3rd, 2008

7 prisoners hospitalised, smuggled phones in rectumsThe title says it all. Prisoners at any jail are not the brightest crayons in the crayola pack, but the prisoners in this jail really prove the point. Prison guards at Camp Jail were doing their daily clean up when they discovered that 37 prisoners had hidden mobile phones in their bodies. 30 of them were able to remove the phones without hospital treatment, but 7 members of this think-tank required surgery.

Although this is the largest single incident of this type prisoners often get caught with hidden phones – last year a UK prisoner required over 200 stitches and needed part of his bladder removed during surgery to remove a particularly large handset from his rectum.

Snow world VR game helps burn patients

Posted in Healthcare by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2008

VR game helps burn patients
Loyola University Medical Center will be one of the first hospitals in the US to use a Virtual Reality (VR) game to help aid burn patients in their recovery. The idea is that it will distract patients from their pain as they enter into a virtual ‘polar landscape of gently falling snowflakes, snowmen, penguins, igloos and icy rivers.’

According to the game’s developers the game will cause the mind to ‘block your view of the real world’ while helping you escape from your pain. I guess only time will tell just how well it works and with how many burn patients. While I think that the mind can be distracted, it remains to be seen if you can block out that kind of pain just be tricking the other senses. Then again, in burn cases, any distraction from the pain is a welcome thing and has to help in their recovery.

MEDIVista: bedside entertainment for patients

Posted in Healthcare by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2008

MEDIVista: bedside entertainment for patients
A company in Dublin, Ireland named Lincor Solutions has created the MEDIVista, a touchscreen LCD display designed to be used by patients, doctors and nurses. The device could serve many different purposes. The displays are conveniently mounted next to the bed so that healthcare workers can use it for medical needs. Typical things like displaying x-rays or medical info. But the cool part is that the patient can also use it to entertain themselves.

The patient can watch TV, listen to the radio, even make calls, as well as surf the web and check email. It also sports web based games and audio books. The company recently signed an agreement with a New Jersey based hospital to install the interactive displays on all 397 hospital beds. This should make hospital stays much more pleasent. Now if you can only get some good food, you’d all set for a long stay.