May 10 – Graham Stephenson

First year medical student, Graham Stephenson, stops by the studio to chat tech. We begin the conversation around the business side of what finances a hospital but quickly move into sectors where businesses are playing a part in revolutionizing medical care. We touch on Virtual Reality and 3D printing as potential future dimension relevant to medical care.

Listen to the episode here:

 

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Virtual Reality

Check out these impressive videos on the new Virtual Reality headsets that we discuss on today’s program:

April 19 – Hope Over Spinal Cord Injuries

With approximately 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury debilitating patients each year in the US, any restoration of function comes as good news. Recently researchers in Ohio managed to implant electrodes into the brain of a 24 year old man to control his arm muscles for the first time in the 4 years since his accident. He was able to grasp and manipulate objects. What could this mean for the future of brain-machine-interfaces? I explore in today’s podcast.

 

Some extras:

2015 statistics on spinal cord injuries. Some really interesting data that reveals the impact these injuries have on the patient. Take for example marital status:

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Now the scientific article first reporting the technology that restores finger function in the quadriplegic man. Here is a description of the work from the New York Times the  with less jargon.

The case report at the beginning was lifted from this article.