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June 20, 2012

Keeping You Alive (to Speak With Your Robot Friend)

Benjamin Strauss was working as a volunteer EMT in New Jersey and noticed a terribly disturbing trend. After a series of emergency calls it became apparent to Strauss defibrillators were failing far too often. To read the whole story, CLICK HERE, but the following excerpt describes Strauss’ call to arms:

With that, Strauss set out to create for his senior project a smaller, less invasive implantable cardioverter defibrillator, a battery-powered gadget used to prevent sudden cardiac arrests in people who suffer from arrhythmia.

The defibrillator is still a work in progress, but Strauss recently filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to secure a patent for CardiaGard, a device that will monitor the heart to detect and treat coronary artery disease — a condition that affects more than 15 million Americans.

How the device will work is shrouded in secrecy. The U.S. Patent Office declined to confirm the application’s existence, and a spokesman for the office, speaking in hypothetical terms, said that if the application existed, it would be the kind that the office would not make public under federal regulations.

If the device is successful we could be looking at a truly magnificent medical advance pioneered not by a bio-engineer but by a good guy from Jersey.

I don’t have a lot of information to add to the article LINKED HERE. But the picture above should explain all you need to know about the MH-2. The MH-2 is a robot friend thats allows you to feel you’re with someone even when you’re alone. (In the old days this used to be called “the bar”.)

Will there be any issues with the MH-2? Yes. Of course there will. It is a combination of the futuristic technology from Star Wars and the old-timey parrot on the shoulder from 1960s pirate cartoons. It is most easily described in two words: terrifyingly cheeky.