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Slideshow: Top Medical Tech Engineering Innovations
3/30/2012

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Using a technique called 'nerve reinnervation,' the prosthetic technology used to help Jesse Sullivan takes advantage of his nerves to allow him to move his artificial limbs through thought. (Source: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Using a technique called “nerve reinnervation,” the prosthetic technology used to help Jesse Sullivan takes advantage of his nerves to allow him to move his artificial limbs through thought.
(Source: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

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Charles Murray
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Re: EZ-IO
Charles Murray   4/10/2012 8:44:41 PM
EZ-IO is one of my favorite technology stories, EEMedic. I'm glad to hear the technology is having such a lifesaving effect in the field. The story behind the invention is amazing. The physician who invented it was in part inspired by the work of his father, an automotive engineer.

http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=228731

 

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Looks like sci-fi
Ann R. Thryft   4/3/2012 8:50:27 AM
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Chuck, I'm amazed you remember that one--heck, I'm amazed I did. I'd completely forgotten it until I saw that first slide in this slideshow. And seeing that slide gave me a shiver--it had scared the heck out of me when I saw it the first time. It is weird to see that old science fiction coming alive.


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Re: Truly amazing stuff
Mydesign   4/3/2012 4:36:56 AM
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Charles, great. Thanks for sharing such innovative works. Whether any motion sensors are attached to the arm

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Mydesign   4/3/2012 4:33:14 AM
Charles, now a day's medical electronics becomes more complex in terms of technology and nearer in terms of usability. In hospitals, most of the common medical procedures are replaced by black box devices, which can perform at a faster speed and accurate diagnosis.  I read that some research is going for artificial limbs, which are similar to biological limb having sensitivity.

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Nice work Charles...
Pbaker@IVy.eh   4/2/2012 10:54:55 AM
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Nice show Charles.  I actually was fortunate enough to see Dr. Herr's keynote address at last year's Sensor Expo in Rosemount, IL.  In Ann's recent article on Robots in operating theatres I had thought of Dr. Herr.  Good to see him included in this.  And yes the comment about the Twilight Zone highlights the neccessity of a vibrant 'arts' community to foster ideas that may some day become reality by influencing & inspirinhg young minds to higher goals!! 

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EEMEDIC   4/2/2012 9:37:53 AM
I have actually used the EZ-IO device on several patients in cardiac arrest. As an EE and a paramedic, I am always amazed at the engineering marvels that enable me to do a better job as a paramedic. I am amazed at how easy, fast, and effective it is to use. It can be tough getting an IV started on a patient in cardiac arrest, especially when they are wedged in some very tight awkward space (if there are other EMS providers out there, you KNOW what I am talking about)! When trying to do advanced skills like intubation, IV's, medications, defibrillation, etc in the field, it's not as easy as on a nice clean emergency room bed at just the right height with plenty of light and manpower. Every second counts in cardiac arrest and this device is simple and fast! It may be a little nerve racking the first time you use it to "drill" into someone's bone, but when you see positive results from it the first time, you really learn to love it! It allows a LOT more IV fluid to run than I ever thought it would, and I have given a medication, done a few compressions, and seen EKG changes in a matter of seconds!  EMS is becoming more advanced every day, and anything that makes the job easier and more effective is always appreciated!

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Charles Murray   3/30/2012 7:05:46 PM
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The engineer who created the arms that use human muscle and nerves to initiate movement was actually an Ph.D.-level engineer with a medical degree, Beth.

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Re: Looks like sci-fi
Charles Murray   3/30/2012 7:03:12 PM
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I actually remember that episode, Ann. This is the stuff of science fiction, isn't it?

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apresher   3/30/2012 6:15:03 PM
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Chuck, I'm impressed by the great diversity of technology ideas within the slide show. Clearly this is a rich area for engineering innovation.

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Looks like sci-fi
Ann R. Thryft   3/30/2012 1:59:16 PM
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Great slideshow, Chuck. That first one reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode I saw as a kid, where the lead character discovers to his horror that he's actually an android by picking at what appears to be a scab or something on his wrist, and peeling up his "skin" to reveal electronics underneath. Here's a photo from that scene:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:In_His_Image(The_Twilight_Zone).jpg

 

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