MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Device makers are joining forces with Massachusetts’ higher education to help military veterans get their foot in the door with a career in medtech.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Some 13,000 students around the world watched live as U.K. surgeon Dr. Shafi Ahmed performed tumor resection surgery while wearing Google Glass.
Ahmed not only opened his operating room, he took questions during surgery from students who typed them in online. The questions were displayed on Ahmed’s Google Glass, appearing in the bottom left-hand side where they did not obstruct his vision during surgery.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A group of Canadian students hopes to help revolutionize prosthetics with the use of brain-controlled electronics.
University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz demonstrated the technology he developed with his team, showing how simple gestures such as winking or clenching your teeth can be translated into signals that the robot can translate into gestures.
Shuzan, a Buddhist monk of the tenth century, once held up a bamboo stick before his disciples. "Call this a stick," he bellowed, "and you assert; call this not a stick, and you negate. Now, do not assert or negate, what would you call this stick? Speak! Speak!"
By John Baker
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