New HD Disk Format

EngadgetHD reports on New 3xDVD; Comin’ straight outta Thuringia is the first news we’ve heard in a year about HD DVD’s red-laser cousin, 3X DVD. CDA Datenträger Albrechts GmbH has announced its started production of 3X DVDs, which are basically HD content, compressed with VC-1 or MPEG-4 and AACS DRM, on a standard red laser […]

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 […]

New Laparoscopic Device Stops Harpooning of Patients

  While at the Global Congress of Gyn Endoscopy I saw a really neat new device called LapCap designed to reduce the risk of entering the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery. What is the problem- why is this needed? In laparoscopy the first step where the surgeon gains access the abdominal cavity is often a blind […]

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 […]

OCR to the Rescue: Device Reads Any Text for Blind

Chalk up another innovation to Ray Kurzweil America’s leading inventor (and Lifeboat Foundation Advisor along with me).  This one is a simple and elegant solution to help the visually impaired. Developed in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind, the device (The Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader) is a digital camera that can […]

New Flexible Biodegradable Battery Invented

ars technica reports on the invention of a paper thin flexible biodegradable battery. Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MIT have developed a new material that eliminates the need for a multilayer battery. They grew carbon nanotubes on a silicon substrate and impregnated the gaps between the tubes with cellulose—that’s right, plain old paper. The […]