Friday, March 19, 2010

A Piece of Equipment Every Electrophysiology Lab Needs

File this under the "totally cool" file.

I've written several posts on this blog about close entomological encounters that occasionally occur during pacemaker implants. No doubt others have experienced similar moments in other operating rooms or procedure rooms around the world.

Now, thanks to clever military engineers working to eradicate malaria, a new approach is being tested on mosquitoes that would have applicability in every operating room across the country to keep the flying foreign bodies at bay: using a LASER to fry the buggers' wings (See the third video at the link).



1 comment:

Danimal said...

Awesome story, doc! Hey, I've always wondered -- what's the view like with those scope-thingies you affix to your glasses?