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A South African woodworker who had lost several fingers while operating a saw teamed up with an American engineer who had worked previously on prosthetic limb technology in order to develop an open-source, low-cost prosthetic finger.
Supported by donations and working together via the internet, the duo’s 1st-generation device included pieces of an erector set, leather scraps and zip ties, Medgadget reported.
The team hopes to develop a real-world alternative for people who can’t afford commercial prosthetics.
American Hospital Assn. sues software developer for copyright infringement
The American Hospital Assn. filed a lawsuit accusing software developer The SSI Group of illegally reproducing descriptions and codes from AHA’s billing manual, firing back against SSI for an earlier-filed lawsuit accusing AHA of violating intellectual property by reproducing SSI’s billing forms.
Cali hospital tests wireless vital sign monitoring patch
British patient monitoring devices maker Toumaz launched a pilot program to test its SensiumVitals disposal patches as a means of continuous wireless patient vital sign monitoring, piloting a trial at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.
A new approach for rebuilding hearts for children
Researchers as Boston Children’s Hospital combine surgical procedures developed over more than a decade to form a new approach to rebuilding hearts in children born with a severe heart defect.
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