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This Week in Devices [ 10/5/2012 ] Biohacking Healthcare; A Dissolvable Electronic Sensor; Space Surgery; 10 Years for the TAVI

This Week in Devices [ 10/5/2012 ] Biohacking Healthcare; A Dissolvable Electronic Sensor; Space Surgery; 10 Years for the TAVIBiohacking Healthcare Forbes has begun a series examining biohacking and other forms of DIY healthcare Source: ForbesA Dissolvable Electronic Sensor

October 5, 2012

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This Week in Devices [ 10/5/2012 ] Biohacking Healthcare; A Dissolvable Electronic Sensor; Space Surgery; 10 Years for the
  • An ultrathin device that dissolves in certain environments could be the answer to the growing problem of electronics waste.Its creators refer to it as transient electronics and claim that the discovery could pave the way for medical implants that dissolve after a certain amount of time. Source: Fast Company

NASA Prepares for Surgeries in Space

  • What would happen if an astronaut were in need of an emergency medical procedure? NASA is testing a device that could make surgery in zero gravity possible Source: The Atlantic

Tenth Anniversary of the TAVI

  • Ten years ago a new treatment called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) was developed. This allows a new valve to be implanted in the heart via a tube called a catheter. This catheter is inserted into a small incision in the groin or chest and threaded through major blood vessels into the heart.  Source: Medical News Today

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