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Switzerland also had the third highest life expectancy out of all countries reviewed, No Casey Ryan. the list of which is expected to be released by 5pm.” quipped the Yoda-esque character in Mel Brooks’ 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs And he was right especially when it comes to A Galaxy Far Far Away By 1997 sales of Star Wars toys hit an estimated $9 billion making over $3 billion more than the movies themselves In that time-honored tradition of turning imaginary Jedi knights Sith warriors aliens and droids into real money toy companies from Mattel to Hasbro to LEGO are primed and ready to release a smorgasbord of toys tied to the upcoming The Force Awakens the first new Star Wars film in a decade But there’s a newcomer among their ranks too: Sphero a Boulder Colorado-based startup that makes smartphone-controlled spherical robots On Thursday Sphero rolled out its toy version of BB-8 the new film’s spinning droid who looks to be a spiritual successor to the perennially popular R2-D2 Sphero’s BB-8 is controllable with a Star Wars-themed smartphone app and the help of a Wi-Fi signal It responds to simple directional inputs as well as pre-set commands like “patrol” which sends it automatically zipping here and there around a room The company took care to breathe life into the toy having it emit the chirps and squeaks that make Star Wars‘ droids feel somehow alive It comes with a recharging dock and gets about an hour of play time on a three hour charge BB-8’s software is updatable via the app meaning the company can add new features over time The idea behind the BB-8 toy Sphero Chief Creative Officer Rob Maigret told TIME is that it’s “the closest we get to an actual droid” Everything about the toy from the Apple-style packaging on down is designed with that goal in mind “We’ve proven we can give personality to a ball” said Maigret BB-8 Sphero/Disney But the most impressive thing about Sphero’s BB-8 which is just slightly bigger than a baseball is the droid’s head As in the movie BB-8’s cranium sits generally near the top of the toy regardless of the robot’s orientation or speed like a geostationary satellite locked in position over Earth When the movie BB-8 was first seen in a Force Awakens trailer many fans thought the seeming impossibility of how the head worked meant the rolling robot was created via computer graphics Not so It’s a physical effect brought to the film after Disney CEO Bob Iger personally enlisted Sphero’s help Now Sphero has gone and brought basically the same functionality to a toy that will retail for $14999 Maigret wouldn’t tell TIME how the head worked but allowed that some curious consumers will almost certainly rip BB-8 apart and post their findings online One downside here: BB-8’s head isn’t permanently attached and a high-speed collision into a wall can temporarily decapitate it Sphero may not have the size money or brand recognition of a Mattel or Hasbro But Disney which owns the Star Wars franchise after a $4 billion 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story had a happy ending but the comedian struggled through tears as he recounted the harrowing tale and shared a photo of his son hooked up to wires and machines "He went in there with a scalpel and did some kind of magic I couldnt even begin to explain" he said of his sons cardiac surgeon at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles "It was the longest three hours of my life" The surgery was a success Kimmel said but his son will need another procedure in a few months and a third as a teenager Fortunately the prognosis for most patients with tetralogy of Fallot is very good Here are a few things to know about this fairly common heart defect and how its treated in infants just a few days old Healthcom: WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Tearfully Reveals Newborn Son Billy Underwent Open Heart Surgery About 1% of babies are born with congenital heart defects Structural problems with the heart known as congenital heart defects occur in just under 1% of babies Among babies born with heart problems about 10% have tetralogy of Fallotthe most common reason for children to have lower than normal oxygen levels and be “cyanotic” or have a bluish coloring About 20% of those babies have the most severe form of the disease tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia "Overall the incidence of this specific diagnosis is somewhere less than 1 in 10000" says Dr Mary Donofrio director of the Fetal Heart Program at Childrens National Health System in Washington DC (Donofrio is not involved in Baby Kimmels care but she has treated babies with the same condition) While genetics can sometimes play a role most cases of congenital heart defects including most cases of tetralogy of Fallot are unexplained Tetralogy of Fallot is four defects in one The disease Kimmels son was diagnosed with is named for the doctor who first described it (Fallot) and the four ("tetra") different defects that it entails: First a hole exists between the bottom two ventricles or chambers of the heart Second the pulmonary valve or arteries are narrowed or blocked keeping blood from getting to the lungs Third the aorta the large artery that carries blood away from the heart is slightly out of place The fourth defect is called hypertrophy which means that the heart becomes thicker and more muscular because it has to work harder to pump blood This complication isnt generally seen in the United States however because the other three problems are fixed before the fourth can occur Most babies are diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot in the hospital shortly after birth either because they have a bluish discoloration or because their blood oxygen levels (as recorded by a pulse oximeter device) are low "We really try not to have a child be discharged after birth without a diagnosis because some of those children might get very sick once theyre home" says Dr Joseph Rossano executive director of the cardiac center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (Rossano is also not involved in Baby Kimmels care) When a baby is also diagnosed with pulmonary atresia this means the blood flow to their lungs is completely blocked rather than partially obstructed "This is the most severe form and the baby will be blue" says Donofrio "In this case the problem needs to be fixed right away right after birth" Surgery success rates are excellent even in newborns A persons heart is about the size of their fist says Rossano so one only has to think of the size of a babys hands to appreciate the job of a pediatric cardiac surgeon "There are very technical challenges but at high-quality centers all over the world the vast majority of children survive this procedure and have excellent outcomes" he says Heart surgery on infants often involves smaller-scale instruments and materials says Donofrio and doctors use special glasses that magnify tiny infant organs and blood vessels Besides surgeons an entire care team is also needed to tend to the unique needs of newborns many of whom are already sick For a baby with tetralogy of Fallot "the surgeon closes the hole in the hearts wall just like you would sew a patch onto a pair of pants" Donofrio says "Sometimes fabric is actually used to seal it off" Several procedures are usually required Depending on the severity of a childs condition more procedures may be needed as he or she gets older More extensive surgeries are often delayed until a child is a few months old and their heart is larger and stronger If artificial valves or connectors are used in these surgeries theyll likely need to be replaced at least once more "Unfortunately these materials dont grow along with the rest of the heart" Donofrio says "Hopefully someday well develop materials that will grow and expand over time" This is one reason Rossano cautions against saying that surgery can "cure" congenital heart defects "We can definitely treat it and many patients live with these conditions and do very well" he says "But they do need lifelong care" Most babies grow up healthy Even when infants are operated on shortly after birth most are discharged from the hospital within a week or two says Donofrio Theyll need follow-up appointments at least annually and should be monitored closely for complications both physical and developmental (Neurological problems are sometimes linked to surgeries at very young ages) But in general Donofrio says children with this diseaseand their parentshave a lot to be optimistic about "They can run around they can go to school they can be athletes" she says "This is something we see often and with advances in modern medicine and surgery its something we can take care of” Rossano agrees that patients with congenital heart disease can grow up fairly normally "I dont want parents to think their child will be so fragile they have to live in a bubble" he says "Our goal is to have these children living healthy active lives" This article originally appeared on Healthcom Contact us at [email protected]
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