1. A Foothold For HealthTech: Ultra-Cheap Pacemakers

    I read with great interest Vinod Khosla's column two weeks ago that discussed the role of tech in healthcare. But as much as tech has to offer the healthcare institution, its effects are perhaps more reliably trackable in the actual medical devices field. A functioning "Dr. Algorithm" would be great - but a "tricorder" device, like that being chased by this X-Prize? That would be something else. Until these pie-in-the-sky projects come to fruition, though, more modest advances, but which nonetheless save lives, will be made. Medtronic, a major med-tech company, is hoping that the next big thing will actually ...
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