Progress Vs Virus, Bacteria, & Bad Hearts, Note Travelers: covid
Neil #Gershenfeld directs #MIT’s #Center for Bits and Atoms. He teaches one of the most popular classes, “#How to Make Almost Anything”. One of his students used to run all the computers at Twitter. Another built and runs all the computers at Facebook.
During covid, one of the groups he assembled showed #ventilators are not panaceas. Instead, we must intervene long before ventilating. The world’s full of great people, but traditional pathways limit them. We need new organizations to utilize them. Conventional medicine follows regulation and rules. However, better results come from #soft power and many players #opting in.
Progress Vs Virus, Bacteria, & Bad Hearts, Note Travelers: antibiotics
Progress Vs Virus, Bacteria, & Bad Hearts, Note Travelers: heart-patch
Pacemakers consist of rigid components that do not blend well with moving heart muscle. A new device is the first that’s rubbery and compatible with heart tissue. It won’t damage the heart muscle as it beats. It tightly covers a broad surface of the heart. This #patch accurately measures temperature, strain, and electrophysiological activity. The patch even administers treatments, such as heart pacing and thermal ablation. Amazingly, it harvests power directly from the beating of the heart.