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[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
New Therapy that Prevents Heart Failure

Technology.am (Sept. 03, 2009) — Patients who had a cardiac resynchronization device combined with a defibrillator (CRT-D) implanted had a 34 percent reduction in their risk of death or heart failure when compared to patients receiving only an implanted cardiac defibrillator (ICD), according to a study.
The overall benefit observed from resynchronization therapy was driven by a 41 percent reduction in heart failure. Women who received CRT-D had an “astonishing” 63 percent reduction in their risk of heart failure.
In 2002, Arthur Moss, M.D., professor of Medicine at …

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[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Med-Minder reminds you to take your Medicine

Technology.am (Sept. 03, 2009) — MedMinder a smart pill organizer, helps patients to take the right medicine at the right time, and allows care managers and family members to monitor the patient’s medication activity.
The new firm, Newton, MA-based MedMinder, sells an Internet-enabled device called Maya–a textbook-sized pillbox with 28 pill cups, each designated for a particular time and day of the week.
When it’s time for a dose, a light below the appropriate cup flashes. Beeps start 30 minutes later and become more frequent over time. If the patient still hasn’t …

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[2 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
GE Healthcare Cable-Free, Wireless Patient Monitoring System

Technology.am (Sept. 02, 2009) — GE Healthcare is developing a developing body sensor networks (BSNs) that consists of sensor devices that will “collect critical patient-specific information from their body temperature, pulse-oximetry, blood glucose levels, electrocardiogram readings, blood pressure levels and respiratory function.
The real-time information can be collected and then processed locally at the patient or transmitted to a centralized monitoring station, so that a doctors, nurses, caregivers, etc., can monitor how a patient is doing from any location either hospital, office or home, which in turn provides the …

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[1 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
With FPGA, search a Document 20 times quicker than Standard Processor

Technology.am (Sept. 01, 2009) — Faster internet search engine processors could be the key to reducing the environmental impact of the worldwide web, according to scientists at the University of Glasgow.
Using a system employing special low-powered microchips called Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), scientists was able to search a document index 20 times quicker than a standard processor.
They claims the FPGA system was up to 20 times quicker in returning results compared to a dual-core Intel Itanium-2 processor. Not only that, but the FPGA chips use just …

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[1 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Elpida Completes Development of Cu-TSV Multi-Layer 8-Gigabit DRAM

Technology.am (Sept. 01, 2009) — Elpida Memory, Inc. a manufacturer of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) integrated circuits, announced that it has completed development of a Cu-TSV multi-layer 8-Gigabit DRAM.
Through Silicon Via (TSV) is three-dimensional packaging technology, which involves stacking multi chips vertically through electrical connections with metal-filled via holes.
Compared with the existing connection method of wire bonding multiple chips, TSV drastically reduces the wire distance, which enables faster speeds, lower power consumption and smaller package size.
The newly developed TSV DRAM consists of eight …

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[1 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Toyota Develops Breath-Alcohol Ignition-Interlock System

Technology.am (Sept. 01, 2009) — Toyota is developing an anti-drunk driving system which when installed in the car would automatically lock the ignition if high levels of alcohol are detected in the driver.
This equipment features a hand-held breathalyzer with digital camera that detects alcohol consumption and photographs the driver’s face for identification.
The system will either warn the driver, or lock the vehicle’s ignition based on the level of alcohol detected.
If the driver tests positive, the system either warns the driver, or locks the vehicle’s ignition based on …

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[29 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Researchers could Mass-Produce Robots on a Chip

Technology.am (Aug 29, 2009) — One day tiny robots could be mass-produced and programmed for surveillance and micro manufacturing.
The researchers said that an entire robot would be integrated involving communication, locomotion, energy storage, and electronics – in different modules on a single circuit board.
A single microrobot by itself is a simple individual, but when in a group they communicate with each other using infrared sensors and interact with their environment thereby establishing swarm intelligence to show more complex behavior.
In the past, the single-chip robot concept …

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[29 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Rovio – Net-controlled Robot Security Guard

Technology.am (Aug. 29, 2009) — Rovio is compatible Wi-Fi three wheeler robot, moves easily in any direction and distance.
Rovio includes telepresence over Wi-Fi, self charging capabilities, and you can even control it with any internet connection, such as your PC, Mac, iPhone, PDA, or smartphone.
The robot will stream live audio and video from its built-in camera, and will roam around your home or anywhere in the world.
With integrated speaker, you can use Skype or any other video-based chat programme to communicate with …

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[29 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
University of Granada develops a system to Avoid Forgetting Things

Technology.am (Aug. 29, 2009) — Researchers at the University of Granada (UGR) have developed a system with Artificial Intelligence techniques which advises elderly people to avoid forgetting certain everyday tasks.
This system uses sensors distributed in the environment in order to recognize their actions or behaviour and mobile devices which remind them, for example, to take their keys before they leave home.
The system recognizes the everyday actions of the users by RFID labels. These labels are discreetly placed on the objects that the individuals touch most often, …