Grand Rounds 3:24 is Up

Kudos to Gruntdoc the first 4 time grand rounds host.  Plus its a good one.  60 submissions, no theme, but tightly organized and wide reaching.  Love it.  Thanks also for including my post on DARPA’s military research plan for 2007 and my predictions for amazing medical offshoots.

Video Fest of Brain-Computer Links & Control

  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such as the monkey brain controlled robot arm, a woman with a robotic brain controlled limb, soldiers with brain controlled limbs, a paraplegic with a matrix-neural plug in his grey matter, and a brain cap interface for gaming.   Damn- Kurzweil even predicts that once the singularity […]

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 […]

Remote Controlled Flying Rats

Danger Room reports an English People’s Daily article on Chinese scientists success at controlling the flight of pigeons with brain implants.  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such as the monkey brain controlled robot arm, a woman with a robotic brain controlled limb, soldiers with brain controlled limbs, a paraplegic with a matrix-neural plug in […]

Forget Pills- Let Drugs Trickle Out Your Teeth!

Gizmag reports of a new dental drug resevoir devivery system.  Interesting. a dental prosthesis capable of releasing accurate dosages into the mucous membranes in the mouth. As it can administer accurate micro amounts over continuous periods, the prosthesis overcomes the peak concentrations that occur with taking pills and even offers the ability to monitor and […]

New 3-wheel Hybrid Vehicle- motorcycle killer carver?

  This is bit off-topic for me but piqued my curisoity.  The Venture is  a step closer to hitting the US shores.  It’s also backed by BMW which won’t hurt.  What is it?  A brand new 100 MPH+ 3-wheel motor-pod steet carver.  As they write in gizmag: February 16, 2007 Venture Vehicles has formally announced […]

Flawed Research: The Hidden Weakness of Peer Review & More Falsified Stem Cells

The point of this post is not about stem cell research it is about flaws in the peer review process.  However, I need to start with a little timely news and some background first. In yet another blow to stem cell research, New Scientist reports today that one of the best-known stem cell papers in the […]

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 […]