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    There are many inventions/innovations during the DYR era that we take for granted today. There are also those that changed the lives of many for ever. Such as this little beauty.
    Multi Channel Cochlear Implant: Often referred to as the bionic ear, the implant which replaces the work of the damaged inner ear, was invented by Australian Professor Graeme Clark in 1978.


    The most amazing world wide innovation was the Personal Computer in 1970.
    The microchip also lead to computers being made that were small enough to get into the average sized room in a house. By 1970, one microchip could contain 1000 transistors on it. In 1970, a home personal computer would have cost nearly 70,000 in today’s money.

    In 1975, Apple Computers was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniac. Apple created the “home/personal computer” that could be used by anybody. The computer – Apple II – was launched in 1977 and was an immediate success. The personal computer was sealed in a neat plastic case, it had a keyboard, video unit and used removable floppy discs. Above all, it only cost 2400 in today’s money.


    The Microsoft team in 1978.

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    Bill Gates used to work for Apple

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    Can you think of any any further technological innovations

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    CPAP Masks: These devices, a common treatment for sleep apnoea were invented by Dr. Colin Sullivan in 1980. By 2014 more than a million people world-wide were using in-home CPAP systems.

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    Technegas: Is a radioactively labelled inhalant used in nuclear medicine to detect life threatening pulmonary embolisms. It was invented by Dr. Richard Fawdrey and Dr. Bill Burch in 1985.

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    Sir Godfrey Hounsfield created the first commercially viable CT scanner in 1972, which has greatly aided in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions.

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    I remember enjoying watching Tomorrow's World for any new inventions that might actually make it into production.
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    Innovations in cancer treatment are incredible, if you have been unfortunate enough to require the services of a cancer unit then you probably know what i mean, i underwent radio/chemo therapy last year for oral cancer and cancer of the lymph nodes. I dont fully understand the mechanics of these machines but they truly are awesome and advances in the treatment of cancer have come such a long way in the past 30 years. We should all consider donating to cancer research,you never know when you may need the help of these pioneering people

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Innovations in cancer treatment are incredible, if you have been unfortunate enough to require the services of a cancer unit then you probably know what i mean, i underwent radio/chemo therapy last year for oral cancer and cancer of the lymph nodes. I dont fully understand the mechanics of these machines but they truly are awesome and advances in the treatment of cancer have come such a long way in the past 30 years. We should all consider donating to cancer research,you never know when you may need the help of these pioneering people

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    Spot on. As has always been the case, early diagnosis still gives best prognosis and treatment options, but those options are increasing, and treatment is now so much better than a few decades ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Innovations in cancer treatment are incredible, if you have been unfortunate enough to require the services of a cancer unit then you probably know what i mean, i underwent radio/chemo therapy last year for oral cancer and cancer of the lymph nodes. I dont fully understand the mechanics of these machines but they truly are awesome and advances in the treatment of cancer have come such a long way in the past 30 years. We should all consider donating to cancer research,you never know when you may need the help of these pioneering people

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    I hope your treatment has been fully successful tex. Yes amazing advancements in the battle against this incidious disease. Pleased and proud to say that my countrymen have come up with some world leading R&D in recent years.

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