REVOLUTION-Destop Fabricator: Build Your Own Device Prototype!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fab4 Fab5FabMed From the Who Needs VC Department comes an amazing development from Cornell.  The Fab @ Home poject has developed a desktop fabricator that will sell for under…

Near IR Vein Reader at CES 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I have written a lot on the use of near ir (NIR) technology for visualizing veins through your skin.  Beyond this use, using wavelengths of light beyond normal…

CES OLED Innovation for Future Med

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

click for high res Engadget reports a new Sony OLED HD TV at CES– I can guarantee you will see OLED’s in a next generation surgical video display…

ElectriPlast: Conductive Plastic from CES 2007

Monday, January 8, 2007

The first innovation from CES 2007 that caught my eye is ElectriPlast from Integral Technologies. There is not too much information about this available. In short, it is…

CES 2007 Innovation- Medical Future Tech

Monday, January 8, 2007

  CES 2007 is in full swing in Las Vegas.  As you know thi sis a pure consumer gadget conference.  What’s this got to do with med tech…

New Device Filters Blood- Kills Tumor Cells and Captures Stem Cells

Friday, January 5, 2007

  Stemcapture is a new company commercializing a neat device licenses from the University of Rochester.  As reported in what’s next in health Associate Professor Michael King of…

Sniffing Out Disease-”Smellcheck”

Friday, January 5, 2007

  Defensetech reports on DARPA’s new “smell-out the terrorist program“.  Ok stop laughing and read on: Cutting edge military R&D from DARPA has developed a way to smell…

2006 Medical Weblog Award Voting Open! Vote for Us!

Thursday, January 4, 2007

The 2006 medical weblog award voting at medgadget has opened.  I am honored that docinthemachine is a nominee in the best medical technology and best new medical blog…

Last Grand Rounds of Year is Up!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Nick Genes the creator of Grand Rounds has taken the helm for this weeks Grand rounds – the best of the medical blogosphere.  This edition over at blogborygmi…

FDA Humanitarian Device Approval for Fetal Surgery

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

        The FDA approved a device set for fetal surgery from Karl Storz Endoscopy America (KSEA) under its little known humanitarian device exemption (HDE) program. …

Risky Business:Why DARPA Does What Medical Industry Won’t

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I previously wrote about the government cutting the soldier of the future LandWarrior program.  The point of my post was the myriad next-generation medical developments destined to come…

Kurzweil: Computers Will Enable People To Live Forever (if the machines let us…)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

graph of exponential rise of human progress over time- and the future? The inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that in 15 to 30 years, nanobots will…

Grand Rounds – Volume 3, Number 12 is Up!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This week’s grand rounds has a Charlie Brown Christmas Theme and is hosted at Nurse Ratched’s Place .  I am happy to see that she chose a diverse…

Docinthemachine Nominated for Best Medical Technology Blog 2006!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

More proud announcements!  I just found out that we have been nominated for Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog in the 2006 Medical Weblog Awards hosted by Medgadget.com.  The award…

Docinthemachine Top 5 for Best Medical Blog 2006!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The results are in!  I am proud to report docinthemachine was selected as a finalist for the best medical blog of 2006 in the weblog awards.  There were…

Brain Control Robot- It’s Alive!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The concept of “thought control”- using a brain neural interface to control a robot (or other device) takes another step forward with this research from U Washington. Rajesh…

Urban Robot Race

Friday, December 15, 2006

“Never underestimate the power of people willing to take on a challenge.” – Ron Kurjanowicz, Grand Challenge Program Manager, Urban Challenge Participants Conference, Reston, VA, May 20, 2006…

Sloppy Docs Miss The Diseases

Thursday, December 14, 2006

    A paper in today’s New England Journal of Medicine concludes that sloppy docs suck.  In this very simple study of colonoscopy they showed that the docs…

DITM Creator Dr. Palter Nominated to Lifeboat Advisory Boards

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I am honored to have been selected to be on the scientific advisory board for the Lifeboat foundation.  I will serve on the biotech/medical, ethics, Human Trajectories, Robotics…

Another Biological-based Surgical Microrobot

Thursday, December 14, 2006

  I have written before about the “fantastic voyage” surgical idea.  In this 1966 movie, a submarine and its scientis/doctor team are shrunk down and inected into the body…

Grand Rounds, Vol. 3 No. 12 is Up

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 Grand Rounds, Vol. 3 No. 12 – (and another great well rounded one) is up at Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments  a really fascinating mental health site.  Once again…

Cell Phone Charger Could Transform OR Tools!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Engadget is reporting on a new electromagnetical induction device to charge your cell phone and pocket gadgets.  What’s the medical tie-in DITM? First here’s their report: Charge-by-contact pads…

Geckos Grabing Gizmos in the OR

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Living gecko foot photo I took while working on med uses for their sticky pads! Click to see larger CNN reported today about the invention of synthetic-gecko.  DITM-…

More on “Alternate Visualization”

Sunday, December 10, 2006

    Medgadget posted on yet another IR based visualization gadget – this time for derm use.  I have been writing on my view of the upcoming radical…

More on Longevity and Telomeres- Answers from the Researcher

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I recently posted on the new research linking telomere length (telomeres are the protective end caps on DNA) to human longevity.  This information came from a leading fertility…

Awesome Army Videos-Terminator 2025 Battlefield Surgery Built NOW!

Saturday, December 9, 2006

If you thought my post on military technology in the operating room was cool you will not believe the next generation videos here.  James Bond may have Q…

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Army Axing High-Tech Soldier of Tomorrow- MedTech Losses Predicted

Friday, December 8, 2006

DefenceTech reports today that the US Army has decided to axe it’s $500 Million (so far) Land Warrior Soldier of the Future program.  If this goes through the…

DITM Finalist for Weblog Award 2006!- Best Medical Blog

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

DITM Fever Spreads! What a wonderful day for DITM. The 2006 Weblog Award Finalists List was just posted– there it is in black and white to my delight:…

Grand Rounds 3.11 Are Up

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

The latest edition of Grand Rounds, the best of the medical blogosphere, is up at The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News.  Wow- a blog focused…

Is Paper Medical Publishing Dead?

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Forbes has a fantastic article about some of the economics of ebooks and epublishing.  This correctly portends the inevitabe replacement of a significant amount of publishing (most?) by…

3D Ultrasound Technology- Future Vision 4

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

[youtube]7UiHC-vBU18[/youtube] 3D ultrasound of IUD in uterus 3D Visualization is one of the concepts I spoke about in my session on FutureVision- The Coming Radical Transformation of Surgery…

Live to be 100? DITM Tells You How

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

  A study from the University of Chicago has been getting a lot of press attention lately.  They found that your chances of living to 100 may depend on…

Grand Rounds Vol. 3, No. 10 is Up!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Thanks to Dr. RW for an excellent Grand Rounds.  I especially like this one for including a series of purely clinical posts.  There has been a discussion running…

Docinthemachine “FutureVision” Surgery Podcast

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Here is the link to the podcast of my interview at the Global AAGL congress– we discuss my vision for the coming radical transformation of surgery. For now…

Docinthemachine Fever Spreads- Podcasts and Video Coming Soon!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Digital dreams  Thank you so very much to all the readers and supporters of docinthemachine.  In the few short months that DITM has been up (since 9/11/06) the interest…

Grand Rounds – Volume 3 number 9 is Up!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thanks to Dr. Anonymous for all his work on this edition of GR.  He had the daunting task of editing a GR with a limited post number to…

The Power of Genetics and IVF Embryos- and the Controversy

Monday, November 20, 2006

I am just about to finish an IVF cycle I am doing with a lovely couple.  They are in one of the best prognosis groups.  He has children…

FutureSurgery – Alternative Visualization-Part 3 Near IR Imaging

Friday, November 17, 2006

me and NIR microscope systemmicroscope Example– Near IR Microscope:  I have been writing on the concept of alternate visualization systems. That is, the paradigm shift that will occur…

FutureSurgery – Alternative Visualization- Part2 Infrared

Friday, November 17, 2006

Continuing in the series of the future of surgery (see intro to series here).  I previously posted about veinviewer.  This is the camera system that uses infrared light…

Futuresurgery- The Coming Radical Transformation of Surgery

Friday, November 17, 2006

  What is the future of surgery in the next decade?  This will be a series of posts I will write on my vision for the future of…

Metabolomics-Machine Tests IVF Embryo’s Waste to Achieve Pregnancy

Friday, November 17, 2006

8-cell human embryo from Gold Coast IVF   Next in my series of updates from my visit to the Annual Meeting of the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)…

Mini Robot Swims Through Body

Monday, November 13, 2006

  Ok I could not resist.  I will posting a series of examinations of my vision for the post-endoscopy future.   One of the key developments I forsee are…

First Report- DITM Creator Discovers New Cause of Infertility, Company Producing Device for Bleeding

Monday, November 13, 2006

  This is another exciting first for DITM. I previously posted about my award winning research presented on the development of autofluorescent laparoscopy. Now here is information about…

DITM Returns from Conferences- Let the Posts Begin!

Monday, November 13, 2006

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…

First Report- DITM Creator Awarded First Prize For New “X-Ray Vision” Tumor Surgery Technique

Monday, October 23, 2006

Left side:Regular View-No Disease Seen Right Side:new system-disease is dark indigo and bright green the “firefly effect” Disease glows green! BREAKING NEWS FROM DOCINTHEMACHINE-Reported Here First Docinthemachine creator…

How The Autofluorescence System Works- Description

Monday, October 23, 2006

reduced autofluorescence increased autofluorescence Steven Palter, MD, creator of DITM just posted breaking news on his prize winning “x-ray vision” autofluorescent endoscopy system. Here is a summary of…

How AF System Works- Video

Monday, October 23, 2006

I have posted about my Prize winning work on autofluorescent laparoscopy to diagnose disease. This video demonstrates the mechanism by which the system works.[youtube]SN6huqm5fh0[/youtube] Related Posts and Videos…

Prize AF System Video of Endometriosis

Monday, October 23, 2006

I have posted a series of posts today about my prize-winning video from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). This video demonstrates the laparoscopic view of endometriosis…

First Ever Video of “Firefly” Effect

Monday, October 23, 2006

Next in my series of video clips demonstrating my prize winning study from the ASRM. This video shows the first ever demonstration of hyperfluorescent endometriosis lesions seen using…

Another Video of Prize Autofluorescence System

Monday, October 23, 2006

This is another video of the use of autofluorescent laparoscopy to visualize endometriosis from my ASRM prize winning presentation.[youtube]6ucZWis8M4M[/youtube] Related Posts and Videos of System: Initial post on…