Category Archives: medical

When the Blind Lead the Seeing to Solutions

The next time you call your local municipality’s local help and information center (“106” in popular parlance, referring to the municipality-sponsored phone number you dial for assistance in your town), …

The IV Police

You go to the hospital to get better, not to get sicker. Yet hospitals can be dangerous places. What happens, for example, if the doctor or nurse forgets to give …

Tobacco – the Newest Health Plant!

You usually don’t think of tobacco as being good for you – quite the opposite. But here’s a modern Israeli miracle; the plant that, in cigarette form, is responsible for …

Israel’s Show of Shows

Two recent exhibitions - the High-Tech Industry Association Conference, and the Israel Life Sciences Industry BioMed show - portrayed Israel's great contributions to making the world a better place, and the progress yet to come.

New Israeli Mouse Puts the Blind Online

Israel company Tactile World's new mouse, the Tactile Explorer, is the first major development to enhance computing for the blind in over two decades. Far cheaper and easier to use than existing solutions - with prices under $500 for the equipment and software, instead of the minimum $5,000 for current solutions - the Tactile Explorer will be able to put millions of blind people around the world online - and put them to work, as well.

Israeli Healthcare Start-ups Get a Boost from GE

If you think "mixer" and "microwave" when you hear the name General Electric, you are lacking behind the times. The company's healthcare division, which employs nearly 50,000 people worldwide, has a broad range of products and services that include medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement solutions, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies.