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alexob:

AmoeBAND became a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist by innovating every possible aspect of the plaster (band aid).

The design revisions were:  

- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.

- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.

- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.

Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting

Not everyone in South America has dark skin, just saying.
Great idea, tho. 

fuckyeahmedicalstuff:

Inspired by a parasitic worm, an adhesive patch of swellable microneedles like this may one day help heal external and internal wounds more effectively. It could also help better affix skin grafts in burn patients.

Bioengineer Jeffrey Karp and his group stumbled upon a paper that mentioned the spiny-headed worm (Pomphorhynchus laevis), which lives inside the guts of fish. An electron micrograph in the paper showed the worm’s unusual method of attaching itself: the tip of its proboscis swells once inside its host’s flesh, anchoring the worm to the gut.

Karp’s team developed an adhesive device that consists of a sheet of microneedles whose tips swell upon contact with water, which could be used to adhere skin grafts to wounds, deliver drugs to target tissues, and for many other potential applications. 

Read more here.

fuckyeahmedicalstuff:

As Jorge Odón, an argentine car mechanic slept, his mind jumped from a method to retrieve a cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same method could be used on a baby stuck in the birth canal.

Mr. Odón, 59, built his first prototype in his kitchen, using a glass jar for a womb, his daughter’s doll for the trapped baby, and a fabric bag and sleeve sewn by his wife as his lifesaving device.

Unlikely as it seems, the idea that took shape on his counter has won the enthusiastic endorsement of the World Health Organization and major donors, and an American medical technology company has just licensed it for production.

With the Odón Device, an attendant slips a plastic bag inside a lubricated plastic sleeve around the head, inflates it to grip the head and pulls the bag until the baby emerges.

Doctors say it has enormous potential to save babies in poor countries, and perhaps to reduce cesarean section births in rich ones.        


Read more here.

humbly-unapologetic:

FIRST THING I WANT TO BRING UP: I have no sense of symmetry, apparently. My poster is going to the right for whatever reason.
THAT BEING SAID, here’s my October bulletin board for Diversity & Inclusion!
I got a lot of the info from here and the “genderbread” person from here. I remember doing something similar to the “genderbread” person scales in RA training. I’m grateful these things exist.
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humbly-unapologetic:

FIRST THING I WANT TO BRING UP: I have no sense of symmetry, apparently. My poster is going to the right for whatever reason.
THAT BEING SAID, here’s my October bulletin board for Diversity & Inclusion!
I got a lot of the info from here and the “genderbread” person from here. I remember doing something similar to the “genderbread” person scales in RA training. I’m grateful these things exist.
Zoom Info
humbly-unapologetic:

FIRST THING I WANT TO BRING UP: I have no sense of symmetry, apparently. My poster is going to the right for whatever reason.
THAT BEING SAID, here’s my October bulletin board for Diversity & Inclusion!
I got a lot of the info from here and the “genderbread” person from here. I remember doing something similar to the “genderbread” person scales in RA training. I’m grateful these things exist.
Zoom Info

humbly-unapologetic:

FIRST THING I WANT TO BRING UP: I have no sense of symmetry, apparently. My poster is going to the right for whatever reason.

THAT BEING SAID, here’s my October bulletin board for Diversity & Inclusion!

I got a lot of the info from here and the “genderbread” person from here. I remember doing something similar to the “genderbread” person scales in RA training. I’m grateful these things exist.

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