Welcome to the New Multimedia Fertility & Sterility

Medical research teaching has remained essentially unchanged for over 200 years….until now. Dr. Steven Palter has been named the first ever Editor for video and New Media for the world’s leading fertility journal Fertility & Sterility. F&S is the official publication of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). I am excited to lead the […]

The Next Revolution in Medical Devices: Self-Design and Prototyping

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have just returned from the Maker Faire and have seen the future of medical device innovation, invention, and design– Self-design and rapid home prototyping.  For those unfamiliar with the jargon basically technology now exists that can allow the creation of a working prototype of a device from idea to an actual working hand-held version in […]

New Program for Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Launched at International Congress of the AAGL

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AAGL CGE Center of Excellence Program In Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Launch Information by Steven Palter, MD President CGE

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: […]

Friday Fun Post- Human Statue Video

‘Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together’ – Carl Zwanzig My sci-fi writer wifeinthemachine being the creative type posted 2 funny videos – one is a mind-freak experiment where a couple of hundred people in NYC Grand Station simultaneously freeze and freak […]

Next Gen Mini-PS3 Cell Chips -Next Medicine Imaging Revolution?

“ Though sold as a game console, what will in fact enter the home is a Cell-based computer. ” – Ken Kutaragi “Cell-based computers will revolutionize medical imaging” – Docinthemachine The IBM Cell graphics processor at the heart of the PS3 is a remarkable chip.  Cell is shorthand for Cell Broadband Engine Architecture.  It has […]

New Laparoscopic Device Stops Harpooning of Patients

  While at the Global Congress of Gyn Endoscopy I saw a really neat new device called LapCap designed to reduce the risk of entering the abdomen in laparoscopic surgery. What is the problem- why is this needed? In laparoscopy the first step where the surgeon gains access the abdominal cavity is often a blind […]

OCR to the Rescue: Device Reads Any Text for Blind

Chalk up another innovation to Ray Kurzweil America’s leading inventor (and Lifeboat Foundation Advisor along with me).  This one is a simple and elegant solution to help the visually impaired. Developed in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind, the device (The Kurzweil-National Federation of the Blind Reader) is a digital camera that can […]

Army’s Robotic Prosthetic Arm Demo’d

   I have previously written about the Army’s robotic prosthetic arm projects – run of course through DARPA.  You can see my posts and a video fest at Video Fest of Brain-Computer Links & Control.  An equally amazing story is how the project has come to be- DARPA contacted Deam Kamen (and team at DEKA […]

DARPA’s Battlefield Robot Medic to Deploy in 2009

  This year is the 50th anniversary of DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon research arm who turns science fiction fantasy into military reality.  DARPA conducts high-risk military research and in the process develops amazing medical technology.  To kick things off right at their 3-day DARPA tech conference (or official site here) they announced the upcoming […]