Tired of hacking software? How about hacking your DNA? If you need some help equipping your lab, I'd suggest you start with ginkobioworks.
Of course, you can't hack what you can't measure, so check out these approaches to real time monitoring of the body. ActiGraph is another resource, if you are more interested in monitoring physical activity. Of course, if you want to go deep inside the human body, earlier this year IBM reported the ability to generate a 3D MRI at extremely high resolutions.
While I won't comment either way on this article from the MIT Technology Review, clearly economics is an amplifying or dampening force in the application of technology.
Finally, there's the work done by Bill Green, who created a workstation for an unassisted quadriplegic user, namely, his wife. What an incredibly loving application of technology. Allison, if you are reading this, I wish you well.
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