The Next Revolution in Medical Devices: Self-Design and Prototyping

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have just returned from the Maker Faire and have seen the future of medical device innovation, invention, and design– Self-design and rapid home prototyping.  For those unfamiliar with the jargon basically technology now exists that can allow the creation of a working prototype of a device from idea to an actual working hand-held version in […]

First Ever Surgical Video in 4k Ultra High Def- Hollywood and Doctor Team Up for Revolutionary Projects on Future Visualization in Medicine

our digital cinema control room- Sony controls For the first time ever Hollywood’s digital vanguard has teamed up with a surgeon to use tomorrow’s cinematic tools to revolutionize visualization in the operating room. We successfully filmed produced and played a 4k digital cinema movie of a live human surgery.  This was an amazing collaboration between […]

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review Implantable Eye Telescope

The FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel will meet Apr 24, 08 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM & Apr 25, 08 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM in the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Ballroom – 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg , MD On April 24, 2008, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, […]

New Technique Sees Inside Blood Vessels in a Microsecond

Technology Review is reporting on a new technology to look inside the tiniest spaces such as blood vessels in a microsecond. Up until now endoscopic surgery has been limited as engineers tried to shrink telescopes to ever smaller diameters shifting from glass lenses to fiberoptic scopes to newer technologies. You can read my brief history […]

New Monitoring System Approved by FDA- Potential for Future Robotic Diagnostics

The FDA has just approved the FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitoring System – a glucose sensor that reports glucose values continuously for up to 120 hours.  Here is a copy of the FDA PMA letter.  This device is interesting to me since it works with a sensor inserted in either the abdomen or the back of the upper […]

How Smartdust, Souveillance, Web 3.0, and Personalized Genetics Will Transform the Future of Medical Diagnostics

There has been a flurry of debate in the military, industrial, and privacy sectors on “smartdust” and the concept of “souveillance” – but no one has yet realized this technology is poised to springboard into medicine and transform medical diagnostics.  Here I wanted to give you an overview of what this idea is and why […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Army’s Robotic Prosthetic Arm Demo’d

   I have previously written about the Army’s robotic prosthetic arm projects – run of course through DARPA.  You can see my posts and a video fest at Video Fest of Brain-Computer Links & Control.  An equally amazing story is how the project has come to be- DARPA contacted Deam Kamen (and team at DEKA […]