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 […]

OLED: The Future of Display Technology- NAB 2008 Update

This is my second post in a series of updates of exciting new media technology I saw at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting just finishing up in Las Vegas. My intro to the meeting can be found here. In this post I want to review the most exciting new display technology I […]

The Future of Medical Video: DITM Reports From NAB 2008

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting last week in Las Vegas. As the foremost event for the TV, broadcast, and media industries this is the venue to see and explore the future of all things video and media. The Floor of the Meeting and a Sea […]

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review LASIK Safety

LASIK Safety Review On April 25, 2008, the committee will discuss general issues concerning the experience and quality of life of patients who have had LASIK. How Serious is the Problem?  Are the Patients Going Blind? Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said a number of concerns have been […]

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, […]

Pills That Monitor If You Took Them

Compliance with taking medications is a huge problem in medicine. Studies show more than half of all prescriptions are either not filled or not taken. Everyone is familiar with how easy it is to forget to take medications. This problem becomes overwhelming in complex diseases such as cancer or HIV where patients are on rigorous […]

New FDA 510(k) Approvals for March 2008-(pt.1) New Video Monitor Screens

The FDA has published its 510(k) approval letters for March 2008. In terms of surgery, endoscopy, and imaging a few items caught my eye. The first is a pair of high resolution monitors from Eizo. Eizo is upgrading both monchrome and color workstations to 5-megapixel units. This will be useful for radiologic workstations. Here is […]

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 […]

Interactive Objects and Gesture Control-Microsoft Vision of Medical Future

Microsoft produced this video as a demo of their vision of the future of healthcare.  I was delighted to see that they share so much with my vision of technologies that will be key transformers in the future of medicine. Key technologies I predict will change health care that I see in the video include: […]

Bizarre Russian Interactive Art is Surgery Control Concept!

I have written many times on the concept of what I call “gesture control”. This is the idea of waving your arm or hand in a movement that is picked up by sensors (optical or other tracking) and which is then translated into the movement of a robotic surgical device, OR room or equipment control, […]