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 […]

DARPA Releases Strategic Plan 2007

DARPA (the defense advanced research projects agency) has released its 2007 strategic plan.  This magnum opus of military future tech neatly lays out the priorities and plans for this amazing agency that has led to so much medical innovation.  I will summarize the key points of the report in a series of posts and tie these […]

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 […]

Lifeboat Foundation Begins Blog

  I was excited to see the announcement that the Lifeboat Foundation has started a blog which can be found here.  There frst posts incude some excellent commentary on nanotechnology. For those unfamiliar with them, their mission statements sums it up: The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping […]

Futuresurgery- The Coming Radical Transformation of Surgery

  What is the future of surgery in the next decade?  This will be a series of posts I will write on my vision for the future of surgery 10 years from now.  The concepts are based upon the plenary session lecture I gave at the 35th Annual AAGL Global Congress of Gyn Endoscopy 2006 […]