Grand Rounds Vol. 3.25 is Up!

Grand Rounds 3.25 is up over at Scienceroll.  A gret blog I have mentioned before it is run by Bertalan Meskó, a Hungarian Medical Student wit a passion for genetics.  Definitely worth checking out there are about 60 posts but excellently organized in categories to make the reading clear and quick.  A nice variety. I am […]

Future Vision in Surgery: Let the Podcasts Begin!

Here it is folks, docinthemachine’s first podcast to play on the site.  This piece is near and dear to my heart.  The Topic is “Future Vision” – and it’s about the coming radical transformation of surgery.  I review how endoscopy allowed us to move from invasive to minimaly invasive surgery.  What’s next?  The transformation to microinvasive […]

Exclusive New Video of Prize Winning X-Ray Surgery Vision System

Another exclusive docinthemachine first. Here is a link to view the prize winning video of my research on the development of an autofluorescent endoscopy system. The details of the research can be found here. This research was honored with awards at the recent annual meetings of the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), ASRM (Americal […]

Kodak Patents Swallowable RFID Chips

RFID chips       he Eastman Kodak Company, with so much technological imaging expertise in Rochester but plummeting demand for photographic film, continues to diversify its R&D.  They have now filed a patent for a swallowable RFID chip.  The concept of a swallowable chip to monitor bodily functions is not new.  This technology was forst developed […]

New 3D Vapor Displays- OR Versions to Come

Engadget reports on IO2 Displays new M3 Heliodisplay system.  I have written before on these systems and played with them a bit (here is a video of my furry arm in one).  They are similar in many ways to fogscreen (video here) in that they all display a pseudo floating image on a film of […]

DARPA 2007 Pt2: Major Achievements, Future Plans, & Medical Benefits

As I previously reported, DARPA has announced its strategic plan for 2007.  In this part 2 of my analysis of what their future will bring us, I will summarize their major system achievements to date. No doubt there have beeen hundreds of amazing projects with countless devices that were produced.  Here are the top major […]

Matrix Bullet-Time Slow Motion Camera

“Bullet time is a broken rule of the matrix that lets the one and the agents dodge bullets” Nova Sensors has developed an ultra high speed camera for the Air Force that can see and track speeding bullets in real time airflight.  While a military camera today the potential implications are huge… Current System and […]

Bionic Borg Cat Eye Implant Holds Promise For Blindness Cure

Biohacking, or the idea artificially enhancing biology is a hot topic.  There is even a whole blog devoted to it.  A story just hit the wires about a series of blindness reversing operations in cats.  Apparently, some felines get a version of retinitis pigmentosa and go blind just like their human counterparts.  Several have been fortunate […]

Gesture Control: For the Surgeon and the iPhone

Engadget reports on how Apple snapped up 2 hot engineers responsible for the Fingerworks device.  This was an anazing device that pushed the envelope of computer gesture control with nontouch finger movements directing the show. As they write: Word is getting out of John Elias and Wayne Westerman, co-founders of FingerWorks, who were struggling to […]

New Swallowable Pillcam Aims to Sniff not Just Look

I have written a lot about the coming radical transformation of medicine where traditional surgery will be replaced by remote sensing and interventional devices. You can read background about another pillcam here and a cardiac rover here. Medgadget reports on the development of the next stage of the Pillcam – a swallowable remote gut camera. Called Nemo […]