Medi Teddy Reduces Anxiety Around IVs

Meant to alleviate the anxiety that occurs (especially for children) when an IV is dangling by your bedside, Medi Teddy keeps all the tubes hidden away inside a plush teddy bear. On the backside, doctors and nurses can keep tabs on the device by peering through a mesh net. Intended to be owned by individuals rather than hospitals, the product was invented by pediatric patient …

Moxi the Robot Joins Nursing Staff in Texas Hospitals

As Fast Company reports, not only are nurses in high demand, there’s also an actual shortage which may grow over the next decade. To help alleviate roughly 30% of the tasks that nurses do (those that do not involve patient interaction) Austin’s Diligent Robotics have designed and built Moxi the robot. Moxi has now entered the workforce at a few Texas hospitals. There, the robot …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Star Trek turns 50, hospitals of the future, art collaborations and more in our look at the web

1. Star Trek Was More Than it Seemed The original Star Trek series might have only lasted three years, but it explored significant political and cultural issues—despite it oftentimes being looked over as purely playful and kitsch. The cult TV show is celebrating its 50th birthday, and NPR explores how the show was “much more than a five-year mission.” From an episode showing the absurdity …