Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #2: Medical Technology

VeinViewer This invention may shock you, leave you dumbfounded or even cause you to doubt your sanity. But, you can now look at your veins while they’re still in your skin!!!!!! The device VeinViewer is capable of showing an image of the veins in your body as a holographic representation over the portion of skin…

VeinViewer

This invention may shock you, leave you dumbfounded or even cause you to doubt your sanity. But, you can now look at your veins while they’re still in your skin!!!!!! The device VeinViewer is capable of showing an image of the veins in your body as a holographic representation over the portion of skin they’re…

A Second Skin

MIT has a new invention for us all and it’s something everyone can use. Introducing skin! The substance, a silicon based polymer called XPL, is comprised of two clear gels you rub onto your skin, just like lotion. This will then create a second skin on top of yours. The applications are numerous and include:…

Spray on Skin!

The video below demonstrates the skin cell gun which actually allows you to spray a new coat of skin onto your body. The technique involves taking adult stem cells from the patient, then spraying them onto the wound where they differentiate into skin cells. Since it is quite fast the risk of infection plummets, its…