So your startup has its business plan in place, your staff is firing on all cylinders, and your product is ready to revolutionize the market. Pop quiz. How many other businesses did you interact with before your product was ready for the consumer?
Virtual Arm for Phantom Limb Pain
Between seven and 10 amputees suffer from phantom limb pain. Now Swedish researchers have come up with a virtual device that provides a real solution. Max Ortiz Catalan and his team from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology have created a device that can be attached to an amputee's arm stump via electrodes.
Astronauts all know how important it is to stay healthy in space. Weightlessness alone can cause a number of physiological changes including muscle atrophy, loss of blood volume and bone loss. Most astronauts complete medical training which equips them with the skills to perform procedures such as first aid and basic surgery. But what happens if there's an emergency and no medical expert to assist?
Robot Drumming Prosthesis
Engineers at a Georgia Tech laboratory have created a robotic arm that can be attached to amputees, enabling the technology to be embedded into the human body. The robotic arm has motors that can power to drumsticks. The first drumstick is manipulated by the musician's arms and electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors. The second stick is tuned into the music being played and is able to improvise.
In this episode, I interview Graham Lawlor, Founder/CEO of Ultra Light Startups. In this interview - Graham Lawlor gives his thoughts on individual founders vs. startups founded by teams and shares what he believes to be the most important focus areas that any bootstrapped startup should have right out of the gate.
When it comes to social media, women rule tech:
New research shows that women use social media in greater numbers and more often than men. Research also indicates they are more likely to use social media on mobile platforms, and to interact with brands. With the changing face of technology, are female-focused startups the wave of the future?
If the human brain is considered a computer, what does that mean for science and our lives? Could we repair damaged areas, replace damaged parts, or even upgrade our own minds? It might sound like little more than the stuff of science fiction, but with current advances in brain-machine interfaces, science fiction is fast becoming science fact.
There's a lot of flashy terms around startup marketing these days. From "growth hacking" to "scalable marketing," the name might change but the idea remains the same: To drum up more business. Arthur M. Hughes has been drumming up business for decades with some of the world's largest and most respected companies. From IBM to Nestle', Arthur's helped set up databases for companies with massive market share, and he's helped them market "at scale."