Archive for ‘Cool Stuff’

January 31, 2012

Not all groups at IIH are BL2

by iihlab

The Little Devices group is more CMYK than BL2

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January 17, 2012

Ex-Army Physicians Develop Wound Treatment Device

by iihlab

Medgadet reports on a tourniquet designed by Dr. Richard Schwartz and Dr. John Croushorn, two emergency physicians from Georgia Health Sciences University and Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. The tourniquet is used to slow lethal abdominal bleeding in soldiers, a difficult task for field medics given the large number of blood vessels in the stomach. Given Scwartz and Croushorn’s extensive wartime credentials, they are the perfect pair of physicians to design such a technology. So far the device has undergone testing in animals and humans to demonstrate proof of concept. The inventors have also received premarket clearance for the abdominal aortic tourniquet from the FDA and some early orders from the military. We’re excited to see progress on a much needed technology that could save countless lives. Read the full press release from Georgia Health Science University here.

March 2, 2011

Kaiser Permanente Design Challenge

by jchong10

Kaiser Permanente just launched its Small Hospital, Big Idea Competition, inviting submissions of designs for smaller, more efficient, and more sustainable hospitals. Entries due March 11, 2011. See more on the Kaiser site.

January 31, 2011

San Ramon Fire Department’s new iPhone app

by jchong10

Last week, the San Ramon Fire Department launched an iPhone app that alerts citizens trained in CPR of nearby emergencies. It’s really cool initiative and it will be interesting to see how it’s used…

Read more on the CNET blog.

January 6, 2011

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

by jchong10

emergent by design has compiled an awesome list of “idea hubs” – online platforms for people to share ideas. Definitely worth a look if you’re willing to be distracted for a few hours:

36 Awesome Idea Hubs to Spark Creative Thinking, Innovation, & Inspiration

 

January 1, 2011

Google’s Chrome Notebook and Medical Computing

by jchong10

Happy Holidays from IIH!

Google gave Medgadget a Christmas gift of a CR-48 Chrome Notebook. Here is an in-depth review of Chrome OS and its functionality in medical computing by Medgadget’s editor Sean Duffy.

December 15, 2010

Medical iPhone/iPad Apps – update

by jchong10

Houston Neal at Software Advice informs me that they’ve updated their list of the 70 best iPhone and iPad apps for med students and health professionals. Here‘s the post.

December 8, 2010

Got an idea for a venture?

by jchong10

Apply to be an Unreasonable Institute Fellow for summer 2011! Deadline is December 15th.

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November 22, 2010

Imagine Medicine Contest

by jchong10

 

Medgadget is running a contest – send in a fascinating medical photo/image by December 5th for a chance to win an iPad. Details are here.

(Image by Elena Zhukova)

 

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November 16, 2010

Calling ideaers and technovators

by jchong10

The West Wireless Health Institute and Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2) have issued the Wireless Innovation Challenge: design an original app or hardware device for Androids or iPhones that targets a problem experienced by Veterans.

Contest details are here. Submission deadline is January 15 and the winning idea will win $10,000!

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