Innovation Unleashed Podcast
About This Show
Innovation Unleashed engages curious people who love discovering the “what’s next” in technology solutions to help all of us live better lives. Hosted by Dr. Alan Russell, an innovation expert who has appeared on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the Top 100 People Who Will Change America, listeners will meet a variety of innovators who will talk about how innovation and technology will shape the future and impact the way that we live. We will be discussing things like driverless cars, robot surgeons, artificial intelligence, 3D printed organs…disruptive technologies destined to play a significant role in the future of humankind.
Most Recent Episode
Eat This! Ingesting the Future of Medicine
Ingestible electronic devices have the potential to obviate many of the challenges associated with chronic implants such as risk of infection, chronic inflammation, and costly surgical procedures. Examples of ingestible electronics not only include edible cameras, but also ingestible event monitors, and integrated smart drug delivery systems. Today, scientists are working on a variety of new non-toxic, biologically friendly ingestible electronics that can be ingested and implanted in the body. These medical devices, made from materials that are naturally produced in the body, can be programmed to deliver medicines, perform lifesaving activities from inside the body and also report back information from a disease site or problem area in a patient. These edible electronics also need a power source that is biocompatible or biodegradable. In this episode, Dr. Chris Bettinger, one of the world’s leading experts on ingestible devices will discuss all of the exciting possibilities of edible electronics.