Gizmodo News Media on NASA Biocapsule Technology invented by Dr. David Loftus
Gizmodo News Media on NASA Biocapsule Technology: February 8th, Gizmodo, a popular technology weblog about consumer electronics featured a full-length story about the NASA Biocapsule Technology invented by Dr. David Loftus. The article entitled, “The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives,” received 125,044 hits in the first day. The full article and accompanying video can be found here. Excerpts from the article quote Dr. Loftus and reference the work at the NASA Ames Biosciences Division: "The NASA Biocapsule-made of carbon nanotubes-will be able to 'diagnose' and instantly treat an astronaut without him or her even knowing there's something amiss. It would be like having your own personal Dr. McCoy-implanted under your skin. It represents one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of medicine, and yes, it'll work on Earth, too. The Space Biosciences Division at NASA Ames creates medical technology for astronauts. They essentially provide healthcare for outer space. Dr. David Loftus is the man who invented the NASA Biocapsule and has been awarded a patent for it. While the treatment of radiation-effects in space is NASA's no. 1 application for the Biocapsule, different capsules will be created to combat different threats. Heat, exhaustion, and sleep-deprivation are serious risks on an EVA (a "spacewalk"), and astronauts are usually on a very tight schedule. Different capsules can be created that contain unique triggers and treatments for different stress-factors. On our home planet, the NASA Biocapsule's primary target is diabetes—specifically, patients who need insulin, says Dr. Loftus."