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For True Innovation: See Bell Labs, c. 1960s

February 28, 2012

A terrific article from the NYT. Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle – NYTimes.com :

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Neural-Prosthetic Interface: The Prosthetics Breakthrough That Could Fuse Nerves With Fake Limbs

February 27, 2012

The Prosthetics Breakthrough That Could Fuse Nerves With Fake Limbs :

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"Active" video games like Wii Fit won’t boost kids’ physical activity: Study – HealthPop – CBS News

February 27, 2012

“Active” video games like Wii Fit won’t boost kids’ physical activity: Study – HealthPop – CBS News : ‘via Blog this’

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Permission to Get Excited? Granted. Meet NODE: a modular, handheld powerhouse of sensors by George Yu — Kickstarter

February 27, 2012

Please imagine the possibilities. Here we now have a mesh of inexpensive sensors one can purchase and control entirely from ones’ smartphone. Again, we at SALSA posit that real medical innovation is coming from outside- and working its way in.

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Wireless Charging: It’s here. Buckle up, amigos.

February 27, 2012

Here we go: I think we can now clearly see that wireless (inductive) charging is with us. Buckle up, amigos, cutting the cord here will make wifi seem provincial.

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Team puts best foot forward for diabetics (From Swindon Advertiser)

February 27, 2012

Congrats to our long-time friend Matt Cichero on this story. Here’s to the long-term success of his team in Swindon. Team puts best foot forward for diabetics (From Swindon Advertiser) :

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Limb Salvage in Parma, Italia, circa 1100…

February 26, 2012

This courtesy of our long-time friend Dr. Lenny LaManna, who is touring Parma, Italy as we speak. Indeed, what’s old is new.

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Self-heated underwear (and sidewalks)? Two words: carbon nanotubes

February 26, 2012

Carbon Nanotube Coated Fibers Could One Day Lead To Self-Heating Clothing :

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Seven Ways to Fix Health Care – Businessweek

February 24, 2012

Note that one of the seven of these Business Week Article points refers to care of diabetic foot ulcers.

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"Seinfeld" actor shoots self in apparent suicide attempt after diabetic foot amputation

February 24, 2012

We– all of us– know how devastating this can be. “Seinfeld” actor shoots self in apparent suicide attempt – CBS News :

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