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The MRI machine has revolutionised the way we as healthcare professionals can look inside the body. And the way it works is even more amazing. Today, I want to show you the magic behind the machine.
So today I want to talk to you about Neuralink, probably one of the lesser-known companies founded by Elon Musk. Neuralink is a company attempting to create the future of brain-machine interfaces. But what is a brain-machine interface?
CRISPR is a technology that can be used to edit genes and presents a plethora of possibilities in many industries. But a particularly key area of opportunity for CRISPR is in healthcare. CRISPR gives you the ability to edit a person's genes, and so has the potential to cure a huge range of genetic conditions such as sickle cell anaemia, and could also revolutionise the way we treat cancer.
So we all know about how effective telemedicine has been, as well as the amazing tech surrounding the vaccines. But one thing I think has gone a little under the radar is how robotic technology within healthcare has also been accelerated by the pandemic, and a great example of this is the Moxi robot by diligent robotics.
Pulse oximetry has been used in medicine for some time now, but since the coronavirus pandemic, the public has been starting to use them more frequently to measure their own oxygen saturation. A pulse oximeter effectively tells us how much oxygen is in our blood at any one time. This is how it works.
So we've all heard about Apple's new M1 chip, and Apple promised a lot with this chip. Including up to 3.5x faster CPU, as well as almost 4x faster video processing. All while using 25% of the power of a standard mac without the M1 chip. These are very bold claims from Apple, and the world was poised to get there hands on these chips to see how fast they really were. And now we're getting real-world results of just how fast the M1 chip is. And it's fast... real fast.
So it's fair to say the iPhone got a fairly big update with the iteration of the iPhone 12. So what's next for the tech giant? Some rumours include a portless design, a quad-camera system, and a 120Hz display on the iPhone.
Today on The Dev Doctor I am reviewing the Full Code app, a mobile-based medical simulation app. I've seen a lot of these apps, but this app is head and shoulders above its competition. The app is free to use, but you can pay extra to get additional cases as well as CME points for the cases you do on the app.
There's been a lot of myths going around about vaccines in recent months, but a popular myth going around is that Bill Gates want to use vaccines to inject microchips into people. It is important to point out, this is completely false, but a lot of people believe it. Therefore, I think it's important we unpick this and explain, medically and technically, why this is not possible.
Today I'm discussing a medical simulation game I built as a medical student - PixelDr. The idea was to try and recreate the experience of being a doctor in an emergency department in a realistic but gamified way. The main goal of the project was to avoid all guidance to an answer, which we often get in our medical training through single best answer exams.