OLED: The Future of Display Technology- NAB 2008 Update

This is my second post in a series of updates of exciting new media technology I saw at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting just finishing up in Las Vegas. My intro to the meeting can be found here. In this post I want to review the most exciting new display technology I […]

The Future of Medical Video: DITM Reports From NAB 2008

I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) meeting last week in Las Vegas. As the foremost event for the TV, broadcast, and media industries this is the venue to see and explore the future of all things video and media. The Floor of the Meeting and a Sea […]

FDA Update: Ophthalmic Device Panel Meeting To Review LASIK Safety

LASIK Safety Review On April 25, 2008, the committee will discuss general issues concerning the experience and quality of life of patients who have had LASIK. How Serious is the Problem?  Are the Patients Going Blind? Dr. Daniel Schultz, director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said a number of concerns have been […]

Pills That Monitor If You Took Them

Compliance with taking medications is a huge problem in medicine. Studies show more than half of all prescriptions are either not filled or not taken. Everyone is familiar with how easy it is to forget to take medications. This problem becomes overwhelming in complex diseases such as cancer or HIV where patients are on rigorous […]

New FDA 510(k) Approvals for March 2008-(pt.1) New Video Monitor Screens

The FDA has published its 510(k) approval letters for March 2008. In terms of surgery, endoscopy, and imaging a few items caught my eye. The first is a pair of high resolution monitors from Eizo. Eizo is upgrading both monchrome and color workstations to 5-megapixel units. This will be useful for radiologic workstations. Here is […]

New Technique Sees Inside Blood Vessels in a Microsecond

Technology Review is reporting on a new technology to look inside the tiniest spaces such as blood vessels in a microsecond. Up until now endoscopic surgery has been limited as engineers tried to shrink telescopes to ever smaller diameters shifting from glass lenses to fiberoptic scopes to newer technologies. You can read my brief history […]

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: […]

Glimpse the Future of Medicine at a Cell-Phone Convention: What is 4G?

The annual cell-phone (I should say wireless) convention of the year just wound up over at CTIA in Vegas. Usually these meeting spark some idea in me due to a new device or new wireless technology such as a universal wireless device charger, or an image recognition and analysis system that can lead to a […]

New Monitoring System Approved by FDA- Potential for Future Robotic Diagnostics

The FDA has just approved the FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitoring System – a glucose sensor that reports glucose values continuously for up to 120 hours.  Here is a copy of the FDA PMA letter.  This device is interesting to me since it works with a sensor inserted in either the abdomen or the back of the upper […]