Last month, a mix of scientists, videographers and surgeons made history, capturing an entire surgery in first-person 3D and then turning it into an Oculus Rift experience.
The end result is, the team hopes, a new way to train medical students and surgeons. The next step, according to the MOVEO Foundation, which funded the project, is to create the first "live surgery" operation that will be filmed and broadcast on a virtual reality helmet simultaneously.
Blue Goji, the latest startup from serial entrepreneurs Kai and Charles Huang, posits that fitness would be more fun if addictive mobile games were layered on top of cardio workouts. Starting today, the company will learn just how many exercisers feel the same.
MyFitnessPal, the eight-year-old diet-and-exercise community, has partnered with Blue Goji for a “limited launch” that will give its users special benefits for being early adopters.
Healthy Connections: Technology Promoting Family Health The Herald | HeraldOnline.com "This is a unique opportunity for Pro Mujer to partner with these prominent organizations in health and education and create a technology platform which has the...
Murray McKercher's insight:
This came to my attention this morning. A truly global initiative. How can we expand this to Africa? Ideas?
In an earlier post for paidContent, I looked at the broad similarities between the automotive-manufacturing industry and the media business — specifically newspapers — and how disruption has affected both in some fairly similar ways.
Guest post written by Thomas Morrow Thomas Morrow, M.D., has 25 years experience across the healthcare industry. He currently serves as an unpaid advisor to Next IT, and a medical director at Genentech.
"Go Somewhere and get functionality as opposed to Bring Something To Me to get functionality" Agreed, this is an interesting look back at the recent past that speaks to the current issues in mobile Application Development..Native Mobile Apps versus Web-based Mobile Apps...going way back in the early mobile internet days we argued aboutthe "walled garden" approach that operator's were using to try and "contain" a subscriber community within their - the operator's - ecosystem..
People do not like to be constrained in a "walled garden" approach...
Excellent statistics. My Questions: Is Indian culture more open to mobile health services than North America? Are North American data privacy concerns slowing the adoption of m-health initiatives in the U.S.A. and Canada?
Five years into the future, doctors will be empowered with a wide array of exponential technologies and will become the most efficient they have ever been. Physicians or artificial intelligence systems will have the ability to know your health status, perhaps even before you do, thanks to the combination of three important factors: artificial intelligence, electronic medical records/digital medicine and sensor technology.
I am facinated by how technology will improve healthcare. More, and better information can always help in diagnosis and health care delivery. I am looking forward to Hacking Health Connect in Toronto...
We’ve been in “New Mobile” – a world of wireless broadband and mobile OS platforms enabling great end user experiences – for about 5 years. The improvement in the capabilities of devices has been astonishing. But in truth we are still in the first inning of New Mobile reshaping just about everything we do and everywhere we do it.
From the original article by Tom George on his "Internet Billboards". Here are some interesting excerpts from the post about content curation. "After having spent the better part of four years curating content from renowned bloggers, journalists and authors as well as building a platform here on Internet Billboards, which has evolved into a wonderful community of content curator’s.
Here is my definition of content curation. A content curator is someone who finds, organizes, presents and shares valuable information (content) in many forms, on a specific topic, in a way that provides special context and or a unique engagement with his or her readers. In actuality when done correctly, over time it positions the curator as an expert in his or her respective field and defines their reputation as a thought leader.
A good curator will mix curation with his or her own original content, to give interpretations for the express purpose of allowing others to form their own conclusions. ... Why curation and crowdsourcing will and should become more important to you. I will give you ten reasons. 1. There is just too much content; 2. Social Sites Are Full Of Spam; 3. Privacy concerns with big data; 4. Limiting risk and using many minds; 5. Technology must assist us and help us not hinder us; 6. People Will recognize the need to build meaningful relationships; 7. Information will flow freely; 8. Trust and authority will be the new currency; 9. Curation helps you establish relationships with thought leaders; 10. Crowd Sourcing can make things possible..."
In a recent post for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson investigates what drives people to read content online. As a writer for a popular news site, it’s of interest to Thompson to find out what people are clicking on and why when navigating through the endless amount of web content available. Though it sounds like a boring study of analytics at first, his findings and references are actually super interesting.
A few years ago, Hawking was asked what he thought of the common opinion that the twentieth century was that of biology and the twenty-first century would be that of physics. Hawking replied that in his opinion the twenty-first century would be the “century of complexity”. That remark probably holds more useful advice for contemporary students than they realize since it points to at least two skills which are going to be essential for new college grads in the age of complexity: statistics and data visualization.
Emotion is an amazing neuroprocess...by understanding the link between emotions and the physical body one can speed most any healing processes. Negative emotion = negative consequences...+ve emotion = +ve consequences...
Mobile phones are already well on their way to replacing cameras, cash, maps, remote controls, handheld gaming systems, boarding passes, tickets, cash registers, calculators, notepads, and much more. And they’re becoming globally ubiquitous: 1.6 billion phones were shipped last year; and by the end of this year, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use.
So the question is not so much what smartphones can do, it’s what can’t they do. And the strategic imperative for organizations is to understand how they are going to meet the challenge of that change.
A week after sharing its vision of the top 15 emerging technologies, Forrester shared its view of the near future of mobile in analyst Thomas Husson’s report, released today.
Here are the top 10 implications for mobile, according to Husson:
According to surveys of art books and exhibitions, artists prefer poses showing the left side of the face when composing a portrait and the right side when composing a self-portrait. However, it is presently not known whether similar biases can be observed in individuals that lack formal artistic training. We collected self-portraits by naïve photographers who used the iPhone™ front camera, and confirmed a right side bias in this non-artist sample and even when biomechanical constraints would have favored the opposite. This result undermines explanations based on posing conventions due to artistic training or biomechanical factors, and is consistent with the hypothesis that side biases in portraiture and self-portraiture are caused by biologically- determined asymmetries in facial expressiveness.