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 […]

REVOLUTION-Destop Fabricator: Build Your Own Device Prototype!

Fab4 Fab5FabMed From the Who Needs VC Department comes an amazing development from Cornell.  The Fab @ Home poject has developed a desktop fabricator that will sell for under $2500.  For those of you not familiar with these devices check out the video- they are a marvel to watch! In the past, developing a model of […]

Near IR Vein Reader at CES 2007

I have written a lot on the use of near ir (NIR) technology for visualizing veins through your skin.  Beyond this use, using wavelengths of light beyond normal human vision is the first application of what I call “future vision” as part of the radical transformation of surgery.  You can read more about type of technology […]

CES OLED Innovation for Future Med

click for high res Engadget reports a new Sony OLED HD TV at CES– I can guarantee you will see OLED’s in a next generation surgical video display and in a surgical HMD Some people need bigger and better LCDs, but we’re just fine with the 27-inch prototype Sony mentioned during its press conference yesterday. […]

ElectriPlast: Conductive Plastic from CES 2007

The first innovation from CES 2007 that caught my eye is ElectriPlast from Integral Technologies. There is not too much information about this available. In short, it is an electrically conductive plastic resin. Today most electric conductive tools (eg electrosurgical instruments) are made of metal with an insulating covering. They have a limited lifespan and […]

CES 2007 Innovation- Medical Future Tech

  CES 2007 is in full swing in Las Vegas.  As you know thi sis a pure consumer gadget conference.  What’s this got to do with med tech you ask?  Every year there is some new innovative technology shown that I predict could be used to enable some new development in medical tools.  Unfortunately, the […]

New Device Filters Blood- Kills Tumor Cells and Captures Stem Cells

  Stemcapture is a new company commercializing a neat device licenses from the University of Rochester.  As reported in what’s next in health Associate Professor Michael King of the University of Rochester Biomedical Engineering Department has invented a device that filters the blood for cancer and stem cells. When he captures cancer cells, he kills […]

Sniffing Out Disease-”Smellcheck”

  Defensetech reports on DARPA’s new “smell-out the terrorist program“.  Ok stop laughing and read on: Cutting edge military R&D from DARPA has developed a way to smell out bad guys- literally.  Move over fingerprints and biometrics- this is what I call “smellcheck”. Darpa’s “Unique Signature Detection Project (formerly known as the Odortype Detection program)” […]

2006 Medical Weblog Award Voting Open! Vote for Us!

The 2006 medical weblog award voting at medgadget has opened.  I am honored that docinthemachine is a nominee in the best medical technology and best new medical blog categories.  If you enjoy what you see here please cast your vote for docinthemachine especially in the medical tech category here.  Thaks to all those who niminated […]

Last Grand Rounds of Year is Up!

Nick Genes the creator of Grand Rounds has taken the helm for this weeks Grand rounds – the best of the medical blogosphere.  This edition over at blogborygmi is the highlights of the best posts of the year. Officially edition 3.14 it is a great wide range of posts and styles.  Levity, medical news, poetics […]