The Next Revolution in Medical Devices: Self-Design and Prototyping

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have just returned from the Maker Faire and have seen the future of medical device innovation, invention, and design– Self-design and rapid home prototyping.  For those unfamiliar with the jargon basically technology now exists that can allow the creation of a working prototype of a device from idea to an actual working hand-held version in […]

First Disposable Single Use HD Endocopic System-DITM Exclusive

Docinthemachine first exclusive report! Olive Medicalhas developed a single use HD endoscopic camera system for surgical applications.  Traditional endoscopic camera systems consist of a camera head with a coupler to attach it to the scope and a camera control unit.  Camera head and control systems typically cost in the $30, 000 range.  olive’s approach is […]

DITM Podcast on Future of Video for Entertainment & Medicine With Sony Exec

I have been getting great feedback on my DITM medical technology podcast which starts the podcast series I’ll be doing regularly.  Several people wrote to ask if I could post a version with just the interview since they loved it so much and wanted to share that segment.  The original podcast starts with FDA approvals then […]

First Ever Surgical Video in 4k Ultra High Def- Hollywood and Doctor Team Up for Revolutionary Projects on Future Visualization in Medicine

our digital cinema control room- Sony controls For the first time ever Hollywood’s digital vanguard has teamed up with a surgeon to use tomorrow’s cinematic tools to revolutionize visualization in the operating room. We successfully filmed produced and played a 4k digital cinema movie of a live human surgery.  This was an amazing collaboration between […]

OLED: The Future of Display Technology- NAB 2008 Update

This is my second post in a series of updates of exciting new media technology I saw at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting just finishing up in Las Vegas. My intro to the meeting can be found here. In this post I want to review the most exciting new display technology I […]

The Future of Medical Video: DITM Reports From NAB 2008

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting last week in Las Vegas. As the foremost event for the TV, broadcast, and media industries this is the venue to see and explore the future of all things video and media. The Floor of the Meeting and a Sea […]

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review LASIK Safety

LASIK Safety Review On April 25, 2008, the committee will discuss general issues concerning the experience and quality of life of patients who have had LASIK. How Serious is the Problem?  Are the Patients Going Blind? Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said a number of concerns have been […]

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review Implantable Eye Telescope

The FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel will meet Apr 24, 08 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM & Apr 25, 08 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Ballroom – 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg , MD On April 24, 2008, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, […]

New Technique Sees Inside Blood Vessels in a Microsecond

Technology Review is reporting on a new technology to look inside the tiniest spaces such as blood vessels in a microsecond. Up until now endoscopic surgery has been limited as engineers tried to shrink telescopes to ever smaller diameters shifting from glass lenses to fiberoptic scopes to newer technologies. You can read my brief history […]

Bizarre Russian Interactive Art is Surgery Control Concept!

I have written many times on the concept of what I call “gesture control”. This is the idea of waving your arm or hand in a movement that is picked up by sensors (optical or other tracking) and which is then translated into the movement of a robotic surgical device, OR room or equipment control, […]