Near IR Vein Reader at CES 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I have written a lot on the use of near ir (NIR) technology for visualizing veins through your skin.  Beyond this use, using wavelengths of light beyond normal…

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CES OLED Innovation for Future Med

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

click for high res Engadget reports a new Sony OLED HD TV at CES– I can guarantee you will see OLED’s in a next generation surgical video display…

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ElectriPlast: Conductive Plastic from CES 2007

Monday, January 8, 2007

The first innovation from CES 2007 that caught my eye is ElectriPlast from Integral Technologies. There is not too much information about this available. In short, it is…

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CES 2007 Innovation- Medical Future Tech

Monday, January 8, 2007

  CES 2007 is in full swing in Las Vegas.  As you know thi sis a pure consumer gadget conference.  What’s this got to do with med tech…

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Last Grand Rounds of Year is Up!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Nick Genes the creator of Grand Rounds has taken the helm for this weeks Grand rounds – the best of the medical blogosphere.  This edition over at blogborygmi…

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FDA Humanitarian Device Approval for Fetal Surgery

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

        The FDA approved a device set for fetal surgery from Karl Storz Endoscopy America (KSEA) under its little known humanitarian device exemption (HDE) program. …

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Urban Robot Race

Friday, December 15, 2006

“Never underestimate the power of people willing to take on a challenge.” – Ron Kurjanowicz, Grand Challenge Program Manager, Urban Challenge Participants Conference, Reston, VA, May 20, 2006…

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Sloppy Docs Miss The Diseases

Thursday, December 14, 2006

    A paper in today’s New England Journal of Medicine concludes that sloppy docs suck.  In this very simple study of colonoscopy they showed that the docs…

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Another Biological-based Surgical Microrobot

Thursday, December 14, 2006

  I have written before about the “fantastic voyage” surgical idea.  In this 1966 movie, a submarine and its scientis/doctor team are shrunk down and inected into the body…

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Cell Phone Charger Could Transform OR Tools!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Engadget is reporting on a new electromagnetical induction device to charge your cell phone and pocket gadgets.  What’s the medical tie-in DITM? First here’s their report: Charge-by-contact pads…

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