Next Gen Mini-PS3 Cell Chips -Next Medicine Imaging Revolution?

“ Though sold as a game console, what will in fact enter the home is a Cell-based computer. ” – Ken Kutaragi “Cell-based computers will revolutionize medical imaging” – Docinthemachine The IBM Cell graphics processor at the heart of the PS3 is a remarkable chip.  Cell is shorthand for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture.  It has […]

Wireless HDTV- TV Today OR Tomorrow

Here’s the next installment in my series on HDTV in the OR and the emerging use of HD for endoscopic surgery.  Belkin introduced a new device for consumer HD video at CES that uses wireless technology to transmit the signal.  In the past the enormous bandwidth of HD precluded the use of wireless transfers.  From what […]

Docinthemachine is Back!

[youtube]v/C1iSKw5vieY[/youtube] Hello again all my friends, supporters, and loyal readers! After far too long of an absence I am back. So much time has passed and so much has happened that I wanted to fill you all in and welcome you back to my regular schedule of postings on all new in medical technology. So […]

New 3D Display Technology

this sure beats the old system! Better for Creature Features than the OR Phillips just demo’d an intriguing display at the Berlin consumer-electronics show. It is an amalgam of 9 x 42-inch displays on a grid creating a 132 inch display that reportedly can display 3D images without the need for glasses.  Why this is […]

Docinthemachine Research Featured on 20/20! MedTechno Insights From the Day

I previously wrote about the upcoming National Geographic Special Inside the Living Body and my work featured in the special. I was delighted when the producers of 20/20 called to request an interview with me on my research featured on the show and my vision of the future technological transformation of medicine.   Bob Brown was […]

DITM NG Special Website up- Interview with Wired Magazine

I previously wrote about the upcoming National Geographic Special Inside the Living Body and my work featured in the special.  I was also interviewed by Wired Magazine about the show and the technology behind it.  You can read their take on it here (note – I have to email the author Sonia and explain that […]

HD Endoscopy Series Coming

I have been inundated with requests for information and critiques of Medical HD endoscopy/laparoscopy systems.  To meet the rising tide of demand for information I will begin an ongoing series of posts of HDTV in surgery, laparoscopy and endoscopy.  You can read about my testing of the World’s Highest Resolution HDTV Surgical Camera – Ever! […]

DARPA’s Battlefield Robot Medic to Deploy in 2009

  This year is the 50th anniversary of DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon research arm who turns science fiction fantasy into military reality.  DARPA conducts high-risk military research and in the process develops amazing medical technology.  To kick things off right at their 3-day DARPA tech conference (or official site here) they announced the upcoming […]

Photographic Archiving – Insight for the OR From the Library of Congress

As part of my posts on my research on high definition surgery (and its recording) in the operating room, I posted on the limitations of still photo archiving in the operating room and potential future advances from new compression systems. I received a great email today from Ronald Murray.  Ron is a Digital Conversion Specialist (& Registered Biological Photographer) […]

New HD Photo Compression System Could Help Surgical Archiving

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that the Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) is considering standardization of the company’s HD Photo file format. Tentatively titled “JPEG XR,” HD Photo was introduced with the release of Windows Vista. Medical Opportunity?While not as glamarous as a fashy new gizmo the file format could provide an opportunity to obtain very […]