Docinthemachine Guest Blogging on Lifeboat Foundation Blog

 I am honored and excited to have been invited to guest blog on the Lifeboat Foundation Blog.  My first post is on the new DARPA 2007 focus plan and its relation to medical technology.  For those unfamiliar with them, their mission statements sums it up: The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging […]

Is Technology Good, Evil, or Neutral?

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Technology is neither good nor evil, it’s the use that crosses the moral boundaries. As technology is leaping forward an unprecedented pace, this old question is more pressing now than ever. (If you’re short on time skip to the last paragraph for my conclusions) Is the TechDoc  Evil?   A review of this debate can be […]

Grand Rounds Vol. 3.25 is Up!

Grand Rounds 3.25 is up over at Scienceroll.  A gret blog I have mentioned before it is run by Bertalan Meskó, a Hungarian Medical Student wit a passion for genetics.  Definitely worth checking out there are about 60 posts but excellently organized in categories to make the reading clear and quick.  A nice variety. I am […]

Japanese Cultural Society: How to Eat Sushi Etiquette – Sunday Fun Post 2

Continuing in the Sunday Fun Posts from Fans in Japan.  This one is from the “Japan Culture Lab” on How to Eat Sushi- All the Japanese etiquette you need.  I went a good ways through it before realizing it was a spoof.  (The two guys in the videos are a comedy duo in Japan called […]

Future Vision in Surgery: Let the Podcasts Begin!

Here it is folks, docinthemachine’s first podcast to play on the site.  This piece is near and dear to my heart.  The Topic is “Future Vision” – and it’s about the coming radical transformation of surgery.  I review how endoscopy allowed us to move from invasive to minimaly invasive surgery.  What’s next?  The transformation to microinvasive […]

Coming Soon to DITM!

I have added a bunch of features to the site and would love your feedback if they enhance the experience or are just a royal pain in the A.   Recently added is the snap plug in that gives youa snapshot of the destination page for each link. I also added the social bookmarklets to the […]

Fall Back, Spring Forward- AND DIE!!

 A pair of advisories from the FDA warns patients that the new daylight savings time calendar could kill you! FDA warns If you have any medical equipment that uses, creates or records time information about your diagnosis or treatment and the manufacturer has not updated it, the equipment may not work properly when the new […]

Grand Rounds 3:24 is Up

Kudos to Gruntdoc the first 4 time grand rounds host.  Plus its a good one.  60 submissions, no theme, but tightly organized and wide reaching.  Love it.  Thanks also for including my post on DARPA’s military research plan for 2007 and my predictions for amazing medical offshoots.

Video Fest of Brain-Computer Links & Control

  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such as the monkey brain controlled robot arm, a woman with a robotic brain controlled limb, soldiers with brain controlled limbs, a paraplegic with a matrix-neural plug in his grey matter, and a brain cap interface for gaming.   Damn- Kurzweil even predicts that once the singularity […]

Exclusive New Video of Prize Winning X-Ray Surgery Vision System

Another exclusive docinthemachine first. Here is a link to view the prize winning video of my research on the development of an autofluorescent endoscopy system. The details of the research can be found here. This research was honored with awards at the recent annual meetings of the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), ASRM (Americal […]