My fascination with Microsoft Kinect continues. There was an interesting story in this morning’s Gizmodo about a project that layers HD video over Kinect’s depth maps. The project, called RGBDToolkit, is available now. The set-up isn’t simple (it requires 2 Kinects and a DSLR), but the results are uber cool. Check it out. (via This Is […]
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 […]
Mirroring Jane McGonical’s GDC presentation last year, Judd suggests that just adding Badges and Virtual Points alone won’t motivate users since they aren’t considered “rewards” by all users. http://www.technologyreview.com/web/38342/?nlid=nlweb&nld=2011-08-24 And then a counterpoint article of examples where virtual points ARE being successfully used by UK Department of Work and Pensions and several other examples. http://www.technologyreview.com/business/38191/?nlid=nlbus&nld=2011
Well sort of, Google had licensed their online 3D anatomy trainer from Zygote. When Google Labs shut down, so did GoogleBody (and their April Fools prank, GoogleCow). Zygote finally took the project and launched it to the public this week. http://www.zygotebody.com/ Zygote’s competitor, BioDigital had a coming out party of sorts at TEDMED yesterday. […]
Our colleague Gene shares this informative article on the Uncanny Valley. Polar Express is the best example, but it sounds like TinTin has similar issues with animated humans appearing “too” real. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-uncanny-valley-human-look-alikes-put-us-on-edge
Mark Scerbo gave an overview of the field of Human Factors, the study of error, and a demo of Old Dominion’s Virtual Surgical Tutor.
Before I go into the substance of my first blog post here at SimSingularity, I’d like to briefly introduce myself. I am a blood banker by trade, and was introduced to healthcare simulation in 2011 as part of my interest in training clinical teams managing obstetric hemorrhage. A big tip o’ the hat to Jeff […]
I had an interesting day at the 12th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare in San Diego. The day started with the Simulation Education Network Meeting. Had quick chats with Lisa Sinz, Amanda Cooper, Mannie Pardo, Jeff Cooper, and Dave Gaba. SEN is up to 30 endorsed sites–and has already provided simulations for close […]
Legendary Silicon Valley investor, Vinod Khosla, wrote a 3-part series on technology for TechCrunch. In part 1 he writes about Artificial Intelligence. In part 2 he talks about how computers, mobile apps, and AI could augment (or even replace) healthcare workers. In part 3 he talks about how technology will change education (although his focus […]
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