Thursday, March 22, 2012

Medical technologies

The US military wants diagnostic medical nanites so that sick soldiers can be spotted quickly. (The majority of military casualties are illness, not injuries).

NASA has smart implants that release anti-radiation drugs when exposure hits a certain level.

How close are we to the dream of a system that monitors your health, warns you if something is not quite right and even automatically treats common problems?

Then we have a device that allows paraplegics to maneuver in a standing position...that they can get in and out of without help: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/22/robotic-device-helps-paraplegics-stand-tall/

Things are getting pretty amazing.