HEALTH AND WELLBEING

“Smart stethoscope” keeps an ear on kidney stones

“Smart stethoscope” keeps an ear on kidney stones

When kidney stones can’t be dissolved using medication, the next step is usually a procedure known as shock wave lithotripsy. This involves focusing a series of high-intensity acoustic pulses onto the stones, until they break apart to the point that they can be passed in urine or dissolved by drugs….

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iPhone case doubles as an FDA-approved heart monitor

iPhone case doubles as an FDA-approved heart monitor

Using tech to monitor and our health is becoming increasingly common, but the myriad of new gadgets being introduced can be a little bit confusing, making adoption relatively slow. Now a new company has figured out a way to combine emerging health tech with an item we’re already comfortably familiar…

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The Leatherman Raptor: a multi-tool built to save lives

The Leatherman Raptor: a multi-tool built to save lives

Having the right tool can make all the difference in a life-or-death situation, as multi-tool manufacturer, Leatherman, knows full well. That’s why the Oregon-based company’s latest product is a pair of medical shears designed specifically for military and civilian emergency medics. The Raptor is equipped with a range of features…

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