Filed under: Foreign Policy, Freedom, Health Care, Israel, Science/Technology | Tags: Israeli Science & Technology, Obama's Israel Trip, Tiny Nation/ Big Ideas
On President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel, there are some amazing Israeli innovations that will be demonstrated for the president. Start with allowing paraplegics to walk again, as shown in the video, with a Rewalk exoskeleton.
A Tchiakovsky Flashwaltz at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital by the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance has led to regular concerts at the hospital. Hadassah treats over one million patients annually, without regard to race, religion or national origin.
How about a robot snake? This one is designed to enter spaces in collapsed structures after accidents, earthquakes or bomb attacks with minimal disturbance to the surrounding wreckage. It is very flexible because of its great number of segments. Each joint is motorized and has a computer, sensors, wireless communications and batteries. The head has a camera. It can go into spaces that rescuers can’t and provide information about inaccessible areas and the status of people who might be trapped, or the location of hazardous materials. Sounds better than our robot squirrels.
Israelis have developed the next generation operating room. Don’t miss this one. This is not included in the president’s itinerary. Pretty impressive. Star Trek is becoming real.