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February 3rd, 2006

Saving lives the nanotechnology way

Abstract:
Medical diagnostic equipment, while essential in saving lives, can often be the most intimidating aspect of a patient's stay in hospital. Large, complex and usually awkward machines such as X-rays and endoscopes tend to reinforce a patient's feeling of subjectivity and powerlessness. They're a pain for doctors, too. Forced to work with machinery that is difficult to use yet crucial to their job, doctors can become easily frustrated.

University of Waterloo Prof. John Yeow, a graduate of systems design engineering, is trying to eliminate the frustration that these medical devices bring. His team of design engineers are applying nanotechnology to common medical devices, essentially retooling the means by which they operate. The result is equipment that is more user- and patient-friendly, while at the same time smaller, more powerful and delivers more accurate results.

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