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See Health Care's Future Being Invented

"On Friday, May 1, some 150 University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering students will showcase 34 novel devices that address myriad real-world medical challenges.

"The biomedical engineering (BME) students' inventions include a phonetics-based communication device for children with significant communication disorders; a patient-transfer table for magnetic resonance imaging-guided liver-cancer treatment; and a low-cost spirometer for diagnosing pulmonary diseases in third-world countries."
The Takeaway: I've said before that you can get an early peak at health care's likely future by monitoring venture capital trends. You should pay attention to students, too. They don't (yet) know what they don't know, haven't had 'can't,' 'don't,' 'shouldn't,' 'mustn't...' drummed into their heads, and so operate with far fewer conceptual limitations than the rest of us.


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