Medical

Breaking Down Medical Scenes

Breaking Down Medical Scenes

WIRED continues its great series in which experts in their respective fields analyze scenes from TV shows and movies to evaluate their accuracy and likelihood in real life. Annie Onishi, a general surgery resident at Columbia University offers the play-by-play this time.

Stanley Scanley

Stanley Scanley

Filmmaker and composer Stuart Hilton’s son Stanley had his brain scanned for science, and his dad decided to take footage of the sliced up imaging layers, animated them, and set them to a trippy ambient soundtrack. It’s weird to think that we all have this stuff inside our heads.

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MedSnap ID for iOS

MedSnap ID for iOS

A subscription service that lets you identify multiple pills or capsules at once using an iOS app and a special tray. The app doesn’t need an Internet connection, but it will only work with an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.

VeinViewer Flex

VeinViewer Flex

If you’ve ever had your blood drawn, you know how painful it can be if they can’t find your vein. This ingenious device uses near-infrared light to project an image of your veins on your skin.

Thumb Replaced by Big Toe

Thumb Replaced by Big Toe

James Byrne accidentally severed his left thumb while sawing wood. Doctors failed to reattach it, so they replaced it with his left big toe instead. An acceptable Рif unsettling Рcompromise.

Operation Operation

Operation Operation

We’ve seen the da Vinci surgical robot fold tiny paper airplanes, so it should be plenty accurate to perform surgery on humans – or to remove your wish bone without making your nose light up.

The Skin Gun

The Skin Gun

While it looks like something from a science fiction movie, this new technology can be used to literally spray new skin onto the body of a burn victim, using their own stem cells. (Not for the squeamish.)

SOL Origin Survival Kit

SOL Origin Survival Kit

The SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) Origin survival tool kit contains essential survival items like fire starting tinder, fishing kit, removable compass, rescue whistle and other I-want-to-live-type stuff.

The Brain Observatory

The Brain Observatory

Watch as researchers at UCSD slice the donated brain of an amnesic patient into glass slides, live at The Brain Observatory; it’s already partway into its 30 hour run. Thanks, Devand!

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