How We Recorded the World’s Highest Resolution Surgical Footage

  My last post outlines the equipment I used to perform the world’s highest resolution endoscopic surgery.  Here I wanted to share what we had to do the record the footage at full HD resolution to get it to National Geographic for their HD feature “Inside the Living Body”.  Archiving HD surgical footage has been […]

National Geographic’s The Living Body: DITM Featured in World’s First HDTV Broadcast of Surgical Procedure

I’ve mentioned the National Geographic Special “The Living Body” and wanted to fill you in on why this is such an exciting project for me.  The show follows a woman from birth through life and death and traces the function of all of her bodily systems.  It will feature my surgical laparoscopy footage as the world’s […]

The Most Life-Like Android Ever Made: Video

Meet Jules, the most life-like robot you have ever seen. The robot is programmed with the most sophisticated artificial intelligence features.  It can recognize babies vs. adults, its creator and people he has ‘met’.  video of “intelligent” android

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 […]

Weird Batman-Caped Japanese Octopus: Sunday Fun Post 1

For all the DITM fans visiting here over the weekend, I wanted to give you a few fun posts. I have been having a lot of correspondence lately from researchers and technicians in Japan working on the concepts I write about (i’ll post the real Japanese medical technology posts next week). In a burst of […]

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 […]

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 […]