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AaronBurns
 USA
Teflon Coated Needles Printer Friendly Version
Teflon coated needles for shots and blood draws to not pull on the skin. You won't feel the needle at all.
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treadair
 USA
Humming heads Printer Friendly Version
I read about a phenomena called 'otoacoustic emission' in an article at newscientist.com where there was a dog who seemed to be humming everywhere he went. Here's an excerpt from the article: "In this condition, the normal hearing pathways in the ears are somehow reversed, so that the cochlear efferent nerve fibers stimulate outer hair cells to vibrate and make a noise. Other parts of the ear such as the tympanic membrane can then amplify the sound, until you end up like Zoe, humming wherever you go."
Zoe, as you might have guessed, was the dog.
Never letting a weird thought go to waste, here's a suggestion on how we could turn that condition into something useful. People who have had a severe spinal injury can enter what is called a 'locked-in state', meaning they are so paralyzed that there's no way for them to communicate with the outside world. If a cochlear implant was designed so that it could create these otoacoustic emissions on demand then it might give these patients a way to communicate. With a little biofeedback training they could vary the sound waves that are being emitted and establish a new form of communication.

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Dona
 USA
Vibrating Wrist Watch Reminder Printer Friendly Version
I would like to see some company make a wrist watch that could be set to alarm every 15 minutes, or every 4 hours, or whatever intervals were needed. It should vibrate rather than sound so that it would remain a private matter to the individual and also would not disturb others. It could be set to vibrate every 15 minutes to remind you to tighten your stomach muscles, or whatever muscles needed to be exercised on a regular basis. Or it could be set for every 4 hours, 6 hours, or whatever intervals you needed to remember to take your medications.
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