NextFest 2: Hand Gesture Controlled Surgery and Tom Cruise

Monday, October 2, 2006

Tom Cruise Minority Report                          Raytheon Army Version In my last post on Fogscreen I shared my vision for a future of alternative display technologies opening up new options…

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Alternative Displays -Fogscreen:Update 1 from Nextfest

Monday, October 2, 2006

Projection image                Close-up of fog               projector I have a series of Nextfest updates coming.  These are the first of my photo/video reports.  An outstanding show at the Javits Center…

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Pill-Cams Take New Diagnostic Turn- Possibilities are Endless!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Recently approved by the FDA, SmartPill is the next generation of swallowable GI diagnostics.  I have been involved as an MD in miniaturized endoscopy for some time.  This is…

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Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves- Bionic arms

Friday, September 15, 2006

Several reports of Claudia Mitchell first woman with bionic arm from the same people who brought you the other bio arms– Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and DARPA.  …

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More on Brain Implants. Monkey Controls Robot Arm with Thought

Friday, September 15, 2006

While at my meeting with the army MD I also watched videos of the two monkeys with computers plugged into their brains. They just think of eating and…

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Army Also Has Thought Controlled Computer With Matrix-Brain-Plug

Friday, September 15, 2006

(these are the real ones- see below)   We wrote on the biolimbs earlier.  Even more amazing is the development of the Matrix-like computer neural plug into the…

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MSNBC Reports Bionic Arm- But They Don’t Know About the Two Soldiers in Iraq…

Friday, September 15, 2006

   MSNBC today reports bionic limb in Jesse Sullivan.  Sorry folks its not the only!  We spoke last week with US Army MD who described two Soldiers in Iraq with replacement…

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Autonomous Mars Rover

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Also at the CMRI is the concept of the autonomous Mars Rover.  This takes the medical robot to the next level.  I’ll be lecturing at the international AAGL…

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Robotic Institute Developing Self-Propelled Cardiac Lunar Lander Type Robot

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Carnegie Mellon Robotic Institute has been developing the Heartlander robot.  Similar to a lunar lander this device would slef navigate on the surface of the heart to remotely…

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Update From Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Just back from the annual meeting of the SLS.  The SLS is the only multidisciplinary society dedicated to minimally invasive surgery (MIS).  They are really trying to position…

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