From: "Technology Review: Blogs: Delta-V: Designing Astronaut Gloves."
But this is one of them. Testing gloves that protect astronaut digits from the outer limits.
Speaking of the final frontier, imagine if US healthcare had a body like NASA in the 50s. Recruit the brightest engineers, rouse everyone for a mission impossible, and test every component, even a glove, with this level of exacting reason and an expectation that failure is not an option.
If we won't lose a man or woman in space, why is it ok to lose a man or woman in the hospital as a result of medical error?
We need a duct tape solution for healthcare. I'm betting it's engineers in the Valley who will figure out how to solve American healthcare's Apollo 13 scenario.