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Dr. Hugh Herr keynote at ESC Boston

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ChrisGammell   9/24/2010 7:27:49 PM
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That's very impressive of your father kooshwa. It's interesting because insulin monitoring and administering has come down in price over the years; Dr. Herr noted that the prosthetics he is developing are well north of $50K, but we'll see reductions in that price in the future as well (especially as more people understand the technology and enter the market). I look forward to the promise of more people gaining mobility.

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kooshwa   9/22/2010 12:09:59 PM
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Chris - I couldn't agree with you more! Your last paragraph says it all! Dr. Herr's story and work are very moving and inspirational! Though not the same but related, it reminded me of my father who was a diabetic, - the "pump" technology gave him immense freedom! The pump is a mini computer - that directly pumps a baseline level of insulin so that it mitigates highs & lows in blood sugar. It allowed his doctor to download is insulin reports straight from the device - and more importantly - my father was liberated and went on to do what he loved (besides golf & run)....trek the base camp of Mt. Everest and worked with the Orangutans in Borneo!

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