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Tag: Imperial College London

How to Virtually ‘Possess’ Another Person’s Body Using Oculus Rift and Kinect

Virtual reality can put you in another world—but what about another body? Yifei Chai, a student at the Imperial College London, is using the...

3D Printers and Drones — The Best Mash-up Since Peanut Butter and Chocolate?

Because one of the formulas for innovation is combining two useful technologies to see if the whole might be greater than the sum of its parts, it was only a matter of time before someone mounted a 3D printer to a drone. Mirko Kovac, an aerospace engineer at the Imperial College London, has done just that.

Singularity Surplus: Cyborg Edition

Multi-jointed mind-controlled prosthetic arm; prosthetic gets to girl who needs it; steer a wheelchair with your eyes.

Gene Therapy Helps Parkinson’s Patients, But Is It Simply A Placebo?

Even with promising results in humans paired with dramatic results in earlier tests in primates, a gene therapy treating Parkinson's disease, first developed in 1997, is heading back to the drawing board. Here's why.

Diabetes Defeated by a Microchip? Silicon Pancreas Hits Trials

Most people who treat their Type I Diabetes must still rely on pricking their finger and testing their blood several times everyday. Researchers at...

With Mystery Solved, Promising Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease May Return

Researchers in the UK and Sweden may have solved the mystery as to why a revolutionary treatment for Parkinson's Disease had such disastrous side-effects....

Toumaz Digital Plaster to Wirelessly Monitor Patient Vital Signs Hits Trials

Patients at a hospital seem to be caught in a web of wires, sticky pads, and monitors, but that may all change very soon....


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