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When Smartphones Do a Doctor’s Job | MIT

When Smartphones Do a Doctor’s Job | MIT | Computational biology | Scoop.it

At EyeNetra, the startup he cofounded, goofy curiosities like plastic eyeballs line the shelves, and a 3-D printing machine whirs in the background. It’s printing out prototypes of a device that will attach to your smartphone and, in a minute or two, tell you what kind of eyeglasses you need.

The device, called the Netra-G, is based on some clever optics and software Pamplona came up with—a way to measure the refractive error of the eye using a smartphone screen and an inexpensive pair of plastic binoculars. The whole setup might cost a few dollars to make. It does the job of a $5,000 instrument called an autorefractor.

 

More important, just about anyone could use it. That’s where the disruption comes in—and the trouble. Right now, only doctors or optometrists can prescribe glasses or contact lenses. Pamplona, a brash Brazilian programmer who arrived in the U.S. a few years ago, thinks that won’t always be the case. “We’re changing medicine by providing the user the right to measure themselves,” he says. “We see doctors as more of a coach.”


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Andrew N Levy's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:36 PM

The first thing I notice is that the rest of the title has been cut off. The whole title should read, "When Smartphones Do a Doctor's Job...Better". What does that tell you about the state of physicians in this country when an app could potentially replace them? Can we really blame them when the Affordable Care Act will leave them getting reimbursed about as much as chiropractors get now? (i.e. not much)

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Climate sceptic MP Dennis Jensen wants to be science minister | theage.com.au

Climate sceptic MP Dennis Jensen wants to be science minister | theage.com.au | Computational biology | Scoop.it
global warming denier Dennis Jensen wants to be #Science minister http://t.co/nhWIsWMFMA this just keeps getting better and better
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USF makes list of Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors

USF makes list of Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors | Computational biology | Scoop.it

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This USF atricle focused on Computer Science majors in Washington.  It included University of Washington (main campus), UW Tacoma, WSU, and more. Everett Community college also was mentioned in that they had a very strong suit in techological advances recently. Due to these newly learned facts, this article helped me shift my perspective of schools in Washington state.

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Científicos japoneses desarrollan tejido hepático a partir de células madres | euronews, science.
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