Sending robots to other planets and controlling from Earth doesn’t give you anything? Well, its not true. Let us look at contributions of NASA in the healthcare field:
Here’s a brilliant video by Dr. Lawrence Bonassar from Cornell University, demonstrating how he created cartilage using a 3D Printer and “ink” composed of living cells.
A story about Indian who lost his wife, friends, and, almost everything in his quest to build a better sanitary napkin by wearing one himself — along with a goat blood-filled bladder !!
Yes, I know, the title of this blog post is crazy. During a 2-day meeting on April 28-29, at AAMI’s Arlington, Va. headquarters, attended by 30 engineers, technicians, educators and corporate leaders, a conclusion was made to rename biomedical engineering as Healthcare Technology Management !
Sometimes, even when all biomedical equipments are available at a hospital, a doctor may not be able to operate them due to lack of basic medical supplies like electrodes, sanitary pads, sterilizer, clothing and dressing etc. Here is a simple DIY biomedical project to make reusable ECG pads from readily available materials at home.