Pure Tech 8th January 2015

Pedal your way to a blood centrifuge

Low-tech solutions for developing countries rank pretty high on my ‘cool medtech’ list. Lever-powered wheelchairs, origami microscopes, vinegar based cancer strip tests. They’re all disrupting the idea that medical devices are flashy, high-end bulky, and of course expensive. The ...

by Andrea Toth

Pure Tech 13th November 2014

Ultrasound Powers Devices Deep Inside The Body

Researchers would like to place very small implants deep inside our bodies to monitor health or treat pain. But providing electric power to implants without wires or batteries has been a big obstacle. Now, engineers are developing a way to ...

by Tom Abate

Pure Tech 5th November 2014

This is an X-ray of a lobster

An insatiable curiosity for what goes on inside the human body has driven innovations in medicine and medical imaging for centuries. In 1895, a German by the name of Wilhelm Röntgen accidentally discovered that X-ray waves could pass through flesh, ...

by Brett Kobie