Neuralink is probably one of the lesser-known companies founded by Elon Musk. Neuralink is a company attempting to create the future of brain-machine interfaces. But what is a brain-machine interface?

A brain-machine interface is just a way of us being able to understand the brains signals, and then convert this into something that we can use manipulate our surroundings, such as a mobile phone or computer. In theory, the same interface could also be used to feed signals to the brain as well. Effectively augmenting our brains capabilities. Now there is a lot of examples of this functionality in science fiction, but is this something we could realistically do. Well, the answer is, yes, absolutely, but it won’t be easy.

To understand how something like this would be possible…

CRISPR is a technology that can be used to edit genes and presents a plethora of possibilities in many industries. But none more so than healthcare. CRISPR gives you the ability to edit a person’s genes, and so has the potential to cure a huge range of genetic conditions such as sickle cell anaemia, and could also revolutionise the way we treat cancer.

CRISPR has been used in research for a long time, but we’re now starting to see companies utilise this technology to create novel therapeutics. It is undeniable that CRISPR will change the world, and is going to cause a seismic shift in how we treat our patients. So the companies that can successfully take this technology to the market will undoubtedly be a giant of the industry for a long time to come.

But a lot of investors don’t understand what CRISPR is and its potential applications and you should never invest in something that you don’t understand. …

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Pulse oximetry has been used in medicine for some time, but since the coronavirus pandemic, the public has been starting to use them more frequently to measure their own oxygen saturation. A pulse oximeter effectively tells us how much oxygen is in our blood at any one time.

To understand how pulse oximetry works, we need to first understand how oxygen is carried around your bloodstream. Oxygen is absorbed through specialised membranes in the lungs and diffuses into your blood, however, oxygen does not simply float around in our bloodstream. …

So we’ve all heard about Apple’s new M1 chip, and Apple promised a lot with this chip. Including up to 3.5x faster CPU, as well as almost 4x faster video processing. All this while using 25% of the power of a standard mac without the M1 chip.

Why the M1 Chip is So Fast | The Dev Doctor

These are very bold claims from Apple, and the world was poised to get there hands on these chips to see how fast they really were. And now we’re getting real-world results of just how fast the M1 chip is. …

So let’s talk about the iPhone 13. Since the release of the new iPhone 12 there’s been a whole host of rumours of what we can expect for the new iPhone 13. But what is truth and what is fiction?

Today on the Dev Doctor channel we’re discussing Mindset4Dementia, an app which is transforming the diagnosis of dementia using their innovative app. It combines a slick user interface with industry-leading AI to attempt to provide an earlier diagnosis for those suffering from dementia.

Or at least that’s the theory…

But is all of this possible?

Today on the channel I’ll take a look into the app, and then go into a deep dive of its workings with the founder of Mindset4Dementia, Hamzah Selim.

Debunking the rumours of Bill Gates digitally spiking your vaccine.

The Dev Doctor — Debunking Microchipss In Vaccines

There’s a lot of misinformation going around about the coronavirus vaccines. But one that’s stood out to me is that Bill Gates wants to put microchips in the vaccine. I thought it might be a good idea to unpick this!

A recent YouGov poll suggests that 28% of Americans think that Bill Gates wants to use the coronavirus vaccine to inject microchips into people, and this rises to 44% among republicans.

But where did this come from?

The origin of this rumour appears to come from an interview Bill Gates gave in…

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The truth about building simulated healthcare.

As a medical student, I felt very disillusioned with the way we study medicine. Hours spent in the library, endless time spent in lectures, and single best answer examinations that inadequately prepared you for work as a doctor.

My answer to this — PixelDr.

PixelDr is a 2D e-simulation designed to reimagine the way we teach medicine. The idea was to try and recreate the experience of being a doctor in the emergency department in a realistic but gamified way. …

Bridging medicine and computer science

I am excited to announce my new YouTube channel — The Dev Doctor.

For some time now I have been working as a doctor and developer in an attempt to bridge these two professions and bring innovation to the healthcare space.

My team and I regularly work on exciting projects, spanning adaptive bot technology to social network design. In this channel, we will be discussing all of our projects, how we built them, and the difficulties faced along the way. We’ll also discuss how you can start your own Medtech journey, as well as the latest news from the field.

If this is something you’d be interested in, please subscribe to the channel.

And as always — Happy Devving!

How I Got Two Top Writer Tags in The Same Week

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The week of the 19th of August was an exciting week for me. I started the morning as I do any other, relentlessly snoozing my alarm until the pressure of arriving for my clinic on time becomes more pressing than my need for rest. I eventually respond in the manner my alarm expects and check my emails, like every morning. I’m not sure who I expect to email me between the hours of 23:00 and 06:30, but it is a habit to which I have become accustomed.

As I worked my way through the general junk my account now attracts…

Dr. Matt, MBBS BSc

Medical Doctor | Medical Technology | Neurology | Published Researcher | While I have your attention, you may as well scroll down.

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