Clearly there is a market, why hasn't American Style medicare identified and kickstarted this already?
Oh, it's because the profit isn't BIG enough. It's too open source.
Chew on that for a while next time you vote in the old USA.
heh - I'd love to see your FDA-Compliant paperwork on your homemade open source project. You know, the complete device history and quality data that would be used in the event of an odd occurrence (which in business might trigger a recall to repair or replace those products). Do you have ANY idea how much quality crap and documentation has to be handled to release a medical device that doesn't even get ingested or implanted? Oh you don't have that? That's what you're paying for - either you bitch about the cost, or you bitch when something goes wrong 1/10000% of the time and want the CEOs heads. You can't have it both ways.