神经外科医生的总统梦

BBC News

  1. 尼日利亚获救妇女称博科圣地滥杀无辜
  2. 尼日利亚军民冲突
  3. 以色列警方指控游行示威者
  4. 意大利海防已解救六千余名偷渡者
  5. 神经外科医生谋求美国总统提名
  6. 卡梅伦承诺,公投表决英国是否加入欧盟
  7. 印度士兵遭伏击
  8. 联合国教科文组织颁发年度新闻自由奖

- 点击阅读全文 -

神奇的帕金森笔

Parkinson's Pen Vibrates to Improve Legibility

Parkinson's disease causes tremors or stiffness that can turn everyday tasks such as eating, brushing teeth or writing into frustrating chores. A few years ago a company called Liftware developed forks and spoons that respond to shaking by steadying the utensil, making it easier enjoy a meal.

Now researchers at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art in London are developing a device called the ARC pen that vibrates to stimulate muscles in the hand. The vibrations could help Parkinson's patients' handwriting - in part by counteracting what's known as micrographia, which causes writing to be small and barely legible. Micrographia is often an early sign of Parkinson's and afflicts about five percent of patients.

- 点击阅读全文 -