Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Engineering Pop Culture!

Dr. Hugh Herr keynote at ESC Boston

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
ChrisGammell
User Rank
Rookie
re: Dr. Hugh Herr keynote at ESC Boston
ChrisGammell   9/24/2010 7:27:49 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

kooshwa
User Rank
Rookie
re: Dr. Hugh Herr keynote at ESC Boston
kooshwa   9/22/2010 12:09:59 PM
NO RATINGS
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!

More Blogs from Engineering Pop Culture!
Help turn the first house to have a telephone into a museum.
The annual competition where machines hurl pumpkins didn't happen this year, but it should return in November 2015.
The Rosetta spacecraft has a landing craft, Philae, which is today leaving the mother ship and making a 7 hour, 1 km journey to land on comet 67P.
This Indiegogo fundraiser is for a Tesla museum in the inventor's decaying lab in Shoreham, N.Y.
Perhaps this is the natural order of business -- Darwinism and RadioShack's impending demise open the door wider for companies like SparkFun and Adafruit to grow.
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week