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Med-info Chip Printer Friendly Version
Medical information is life! I would like to have all of my info (med's, dr phone#, allergys, conditions, etc.) on a SD chip these are the little 1/2 by 1/2 inch chips in digital camers and palm pilots that store information. They can hold 128 megs which in the right media is my life story's worth. Then if something happened to me the emt could pop it in his palm and know all they need inc. my insurance co. and who to call and what my needs may be. I could wear it around my neck or in a charm on my key chain. Not too big, but easy to find and easy to update on my pc. It could save time in a new dr.'s office, and could be the new standerd for hospitals, too. This would be current info to help save a life. Think about all the lives and time this could save.
Reward: knowing that this use of available tec. was used for the good of all people. 

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Cellphone Cardiac Care Printer Friendly Version
Certain people have a cardiac condition, which can lead to what is called 'sudden death'. If they are administered a proper sequence of electrical pulses to their heart through electrodes they survive.
Research is currently on in US to provide some kind of tele-medical help to those diagnosed as susceptible to such episodes. They carry a computer and modem as well as a device that monitors their heart rhythm. Whenever an abnormality is detected, the computer alerts the individual, who links up with a phone line. The comp dials the doctor's office, feeds the ECG details into the base comp. The base comp then sends back through the phone line approprate sequence of corrective pulses, which are processed by the patient's comp and fed to the heart through the connected electrodes. The patient then has time to reach the hospital for full care.
The suggestion made now is to make this more automatic. Cell phones now have powerful processors. They also have wireless connectivity. The patient's monitor can directly link with the base comp through the cell phone and go through the sequence without any intervention from the patient. If a geo positioning system is in place the cell phone can also call for an ambulance giving the position of the patient.
If this is feasible for cardiology, why not extend to other situations like strokes?
All required technology exists.
Reward: Less sudden deaths 

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Portable Oxygen Source Printer Friendly Version
Idea: To make a light weight portable oxygen generator.
With the current alarming levels of Suspended Particulate Matter in air, there has been a corresponding increase in people with respiratory distress. A large number of portable oxygen devices are available in the market. These are either compressed gas cylinders, or chemical based generators. Some require an electric supply for use.
A few years back Hitachi came out with a membrane that can go on the grill of a window Air Conditioner, which would enrich the exit air from the normal 20% to 40% oxygen. This will not harm normal people but enormously reduce the respiratory distress of people suffering from this type of disorder.
Develop a wearable membrane based oxygen concentrator that can operate on the rather low differential pressure the human lung generates on inward breath.
Advantages. No power, no chemicals, no heavy compressed gas cylinders, and virtually no recurring cost.
Reward: Asthmatics can breathe easy 

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