Microsoft Touch Screen – Surgery VR Potential

There has been a lot in the lay press about microsoft’s new touch tablet display.  As CNET writes (video link here): Microsoft has just announced its Surface Computing technology, a project that has been kept under wraps for five years. Using a giant table-like display, users are able to draw, interact with media, and use […]

Babies Without Men: Creating Sperm From A Woman’s Bone Marrow

Scientists report today on the ability to create sperm from bone marrow cells. Initially performed in men, the technique could potentially be performed in women and lead to a sperm cell made from a woman’s body. You got it right- that cell could then fertilize an egg leading to the first female-female conception in human […]

DITM Returns from Conferences- Let the Posts Begin!

VIRTUAL REALITY SURGERY & MILITARY ROBOTS GO MEDICAL   I’ve been a busy little doc the last two weeks.  My research on the development of the autofluorescent laparoscope was awarded a prize paper at the SLS (Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and 2 prizes at the AAGL (“Advancing Minimally […]

Hand Gesture Control Video

[wpyt_profile1]1qjEiF8orHg[/wpyt_profile1] I previously wrote on the fogscreen display system. Just as interesting as the display system is a demo of the hand gesture control concept. Here hands point in space and the display responds with electric ink. There must be a video tracking system trnslating the movements into mouse controls. I can forsee systems where […]

Links Updated

Well added a bunch of new links today in the mainpage sidebar.  Much more will be added in upcoming days

Welcome to docinthemachine

September 11, 2006…  The launch of docinthemachine.  What a dark and somber day today was on the 5th anniversary of 9-11.  I am reminded of how fast the flood of information comes at us today and how the pace of change has sped up.  Information is everywhere and is more readily accessible than ever before. […]