Ignoring the first minute, which is a 'random medical facts' drivel,
this seven, or essentially six minute podcast launches into a fair few
facts about medical and anti-disability technology being developed at
DARPA, and serves as a progress update for the end of July 2009.
In Durham, North Carolina, the task of researcher Geofrey Ginsburg
is to keep soldiers disease-free and combat ready, no matter how far
they may be from a medical facility. That means wearable biochip laboratories,
that can continually monitor the soldier's health and diagnose a condition
the moment it starts to take hold. The project was given $6,000,000
At 5:10, the topic changes to the ability to regrow limbs, a definite
interest topic for prosthetic users, as an alternative vector to getting
DARPA has commissioned a study to work out how the salamander is able
to regenerate its body parts, and how to then apply that to humans.
Again, $6,000,000 has been allocated for this study.