Peter Diamandis and Where Healthcare is Going – Dematerialization, Demonitization, and Democratization

November 9, 2015 – In Peter Diamandis’ latest mind-sharing email he adds more fuel to the positive disruptive changes happening in healthcare. He describes the reasons for ... Continue Reading →

Florida Company Making “Magic Leap” in Virtual Reality

March 24, 2015 – Watch the video put out by Magic Leap and you get a sense of where augmented virtual reality is taking us. This Florida start up has gotten some very big companies ... Continue Reading →

The Mayo Clinic Saves Victims of Stroke Remotely

March 10, 2015 – I have the greatest of respect for the role Mayo Clinic has played in my family’s life. My daughter was born in 1984 with a serious congenital heart defect ... Continue Reading →

The Impending Medical Revolution as Expressed by X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis

October 5, 2014 – Rather than paraphrase the content of an e-mail I received yesterday from Peter Diamandis I am reproducing it largely in full. It is a statement about the revolution ... Continue Reading →

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for October 19, 2012

This week’s headlines look at a new surgical robotic device for minimally invasive procedures, problems in shale gas production in the U.S., the dramatic drop in the cost of solar ... Continue Reading →

Technology and War – Part 2: Biomedical Advances and the Military in the 21st Century

Biomedical Advances from Past Battlefields It seems appropriate to begin this discussion on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, often called the bloodiest day in U.S. military ... Continue Reading →

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for June 8, 2012

Agriculture Update: Genetically Modified Sheep Produce the Right Fat That is if you are convinced by the recent announcement from researchers in China who have been working with sheep ... Continue Reading →

Biomedicine – Part 8: Robotic Exoskeletons

Animals come in many shapes and forms. Insects and other arthropods share a common physical attribute. They wear their skeletons on the outside. We call them invertebrates. Humans and ... Continue Reading →

Biomedicine – Part 8: Robots to the Rescue – Robots that work on the inside

In our last blog we introduced HeartLander, a device that when inserted into the chest cavity can deliver medication, ablation therapy and provide assistance in lead placement for pacing ... Continue Reading →

Biomedicine – Part 8: Robots to the Rescue – Advances in Imaging and Irradiation Technology in the 21st Century

Image-guided therapy has revolutionized medicine in the latter part of the 20th century and into these first two decades of the 21st. The operating room, once the exclusive domain of ... Continue Reading →