Check out Dr. Taekman and Lockhart in this interview with Dr. Mast for our local television station, WRAL. http://www.wral.com/computer-simulations-allow-doctors-to-learn-skills-with-less-risk/12284450/
Garbled text message may hint at stroke? It’s a bit of a stretch, but a neurologist at Henry Ford Hospital has coined the term “dystextia”, a texting version of dysarthria that occurs with some stroke victims.
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/face-of-the-future-rears-its-head. It dips into the uncanny valley, but this talking head looks pretty good. They dynamically produce speech and motion with selectable emotions as well.
This MIT Tech Review article presents the scary reality of computer viruses proliferating on medical equipment. Just imagine your next MRI could be part of a Botnet. This will only get worse since manufacturers are notorious for the proprietary nature of their embedded systems.
This Wall Street Journal article suggests the health gaming industry will increase to $10B by 2015. The path to 10x growth in 3 years..using games to treat patients. I think this is a bit optimistic, but still exciting to ponder even if over a long time horizon.
These videos have been out for a while, but I just came across them recently. Be sure to view the last “Unpacked” version. I really like the midpoint of version 2 which shows new medical visualization technology for collaboratively reviewing patient MRI.
If you weren’t able to make the Federal Consortium of Virtual Worlds conference this year, check out the presentations here. Randy Hindrichs presents his vision of the virtual environment future, Michelle Fox presents DOE’s NTER platform, and Jesse Schell talks about the future of Virtual Characters.
Duke School of Medicine “neurobiologists have successfully demonstrated two-way interaction between a primate brain and a machine interface.” The monkey’s can sense “texture” of objects via a brain interface. Source Discovery News Duke primates also demonstrated brain control of a robotic arm in earlier research.
This is old news, but I was reminded to submit a blog entry after watching FoldIt’s co-creator, Seth Cooper, present at TEDMED. Unfortunately there is a significant delay before TEDMED videos are posted. They introduced the Foldit “winner” who provided the final component to solve the AIDS research challenge. Her team are all non-scientists, she [...]
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