FDA Humanitarian Device Approval for Fetal Surgery

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

        The FDA approved a device set for fetal surgery from Karl Storz Endoscopy America (KSEA) under its little known humanitarian device exemption (HDE) program. …

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Risky Business:Why DARPA Does What Medical Industry Won’t

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I previously wrote about the government cutting the soldier of the future LandWarrior program.  The point of my post was the myriad next-generation medical developments destined to come…

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Kurzweil: Computers Will Enable People To Live Forever (if the machines let us…)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

graph of exponential rise of human progress over time- and the future? The inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that in 15 to 30 years, nanobots will…

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Grand Rounds – Volume 3, Number 12 is Up!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This week’s grand rounds has a Charlie Brown Christmas Theme and is hosted at Nurse Ratched’s Place .  I am happy to see that she chose a diverse…

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Brain Control Robot- It’s Alive!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The concept of “thought control”- using a brain neural interface to control a robot (or other device) takes another step forward with this research from U Washington. Rajesh…

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Urban Robot Race

Friday, December 15, 2006

“Never underestimate the power of people willing to take on a challenge.” – Ron Kurjanowicz, Grand Challenge Program Manager, Urban Challenge Participants Conference, Reston, VA, May 20, 2006…

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DITM Creator Dr. Palter Nominated to Lifeboat Advisory Boards

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I am honored to have been selected to be on the scientific advisory board for the Lifeboat foundation.  I will serve on the biotech/medical, ethics, Human Trajectories, Robotics…

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Another Biological-based Surgical Microrobot

Thursday, December 14, 2006

  I have written before about the “fantastic voyage” surgical idea.  In this 1966 movie, a submarine and its scientis/doctor team are shrunk down and inected into the body…

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Cell Phone Charger Could Transform OR Tools!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Engadget is reporting on a new electromagnetical induction device to charge your cell phone and pocket gadgets.  What’s the medical tie-in DITM? First here’s their report: Charge-by-contact pads…

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Geckos Grabing Gizmos in the OR

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Living gecko foot photo I took while working on med uses for their sticky pads! Click to see larger CNN reported today about the invention of synthetic-gecko.  DITM-…

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