Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years.
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Muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis - News

Muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis - News | Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years. | Scoop.it
For the first time an operation has been conducted, at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis.
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Jackson Ford's comment, March 22, 2013 12:46 AM
This convergence of medicine and information technology will allow near restoration of lost limbs and could have further uses to those in heavy lifting jobs. This could be done through the advancement of this almost available technology to augment the users strength and even provide a protective exoskeleton to jobs where required (Fireman). Not dissimilar to the new-to-the-market HAL-5 robotic exoskeleton suit being designed by Cyberdyne Inc. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberdyne_Inc._%28Japanese_company%29)
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Scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory that sends data through mobile phone

Scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory that sends data through mobile phone | Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years. | Scoop.it

Humans are veritable chemical factories—we manufacture thousands of substances and transport them, via our blood, throughout our bodies. Some of these substances can be used as indicators of our health status. A team of EPFL scientists has developed a tiny device that can analyze the concentration of these substances in the blood.

 

Implanted just beneath the skin, it can detect up to five proteins and organic acids simultaneously, and then transmit the results directly to a doctor's computer. This method will allow a much more personalized level of care than traditional blood tests can provide. Health care providers will be better able to monitor patients, particularly those with chronic illness or those undergoing chemotherapy. The prototype, still in the experimental stages, has demonstrated that it can reliably detect several commonly traced substances. 



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Jackson Ford's comment, March 21, 2013 11:17 PM
A perfect example of how the use of Information Technology is revolutionizing the medical field. This comes in the form of a robotic chip that observes micro and macro nutrient ratios in order to observe current health.
Jackson Ford's comment, March 22, 2013 12:50 AM
Not only will this save lives, but it will save time as it could potentially diagnose or predict upcoming health problems before they become an extreme issue. Furthermore, for those who are too 'proud' for regular medical health checkups, this will remove the embarrassment those individuals percieve in regular health checkups at the hospital.
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New Thermoplastic Makes 3-D Printed Skull Implants a Reality - Wired

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The treatment can take several months and and costs $8,000-15,000, but also provides benefits no other process can match.
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LVHN hospital implants region's first heart pump - Lehigh Valley Business

LVHN hospital implants region's first heart pump Lehigh Valley Business The surgically implanted, battery operated pump is sutured to the heart and takes over the pumping action for a heart muscle that's too weak to squeeze blood out to the brain...
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Implants signal new way to treat cancer | News | News and events

Cancer patients could be treated more effectively in future with tiny, sensory implants.
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New Methods Can Prevent Prosthesis Detachment - Bioscience Technology

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'The osseointegration of an implant is often problematic because soft tissue, not the bone tissue directly, surrounds the implant.
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On the Horizon: Implants with Built-in Sensors that Can Shake off Infection? | Michigan Tech News

On the Horizon: Implants with Built-in Sensors that Can Shake off Infection? | Michigan Tech News | Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years. | Scoop.it
Keat Ghee Ong envisions a new generation of implantable biosensors. Not only could they signal if all is well (or not) after surgery, they would do it with no batteries and no computer chips. Plus, they could fight infection.

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Magnetoelastic Vibrational Biomaterials for Real-Time Monitoring and Modulation of the Host Response” in the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2013

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World's only bionic eyes keep getting better - Fox News

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The world's only bionic eyes -- implants that can bring sight to the blind -- keep getting better.
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Argus II bionic eye implants let the blind see, and even read (Wired ...

Argus II bionic eye implants let the blind see, and even read (Wired ... | Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years. | Scoop.it
The Argus II system can not only give people a basic form a sight back, but can also, in some cases, even help them read.
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Jackson Ford's comment, March 22, 2013 12:30 AM
This integration between Information Technology and the human body is a miracle to those who have lost their sight and brings a level of capability to those who have lost their sight.
Jackson Ford's comment, March 22, 2013 12:30 AM
This integration between Information Technology and the human body is a miracle to those who have lost their sight and brings a level of capability to those who have lost their sight.
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Wireless Brain Implant Transmits Signals from Moving Animals: Is Human ... - Medical Daily

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Jackson Ford's comment, March 21, 2013 11:22 PM
This article discusses further advancements within the IT/medical field in the form of implanted chips which could allow ('in the not-so distant future') the use of mind controlled prosthetics and study of brain waves.
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Deaf woman weeps at hearing family for first time - Video on TODAY.com

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Video on Today: Amy Barber, 26, who was born deaf, hears the voices of her family members for the first time thanks to a cochlear implant. NBC’s Natalie Morales reports on the touching YouTube video that has gone viral.
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Jackson Ford's comment, March 22, 2013 12:37 AM
Similar to the eye prosthesis in the previous articles, this cochlear implant has changed Amy Barbers life thanks to the steadily advancing Information Technology/Medical fields. Not only is this branch of technology steadily making auditory disabilities a thing of the past but it may be able to enhance and augment hearing for those with ordinary hearing.
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The Future is Here: Batteries for Stretchable Implants | Stories by ...

The Future is Here: Batteries for Stretchable Implants | Stories by ... | Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years. | Scoop.it
Stretchable-battery1 One of the newest and greatest developments in medical technology of late has been the creation of electronics that can stretch and flex. Increasingly, scientists are developing flexible electronics like ...
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Ochsner implants the first total artificial heart in the Gulf South region - NOLA.com

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Ochsner implants the first total artificial heart in the Gulf South region NOLA.com A medical team from the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson performed the first total artificial heart implant in the...
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3 More Ways How Gamification in Healthcare is Making a Difference

3 More Ways How Gamification in Healthcare is Making a Difference | Technological advancements within the IT industry that will revolutionize the medical field over the next 5-10 years. | Scoop.it
Learn how gamification in healthcare is evolving with simulation learning, inspiring new health insurance programs, disease management and more.

 

Example: A COPD (short for obstructive pulmonary disease) simulation software which does some remarkable things:

It allows doctors to create and control a “virtual patient” and even control variables by inserting actual medical record information.It has tweaking tools for environmental variables and shows how a particular patient would respond “on a deep physiological level.”It allows introduction of drug therapy or see how the patient’s condition could be affected by smoking fewer cigarettes per day, for example.

Health Insurers Embracing Gamification

 

OptumizeMe. This app encourages fitness-related contests among friends. They have another game undergoing testing and development, Join For Me, that targets overweight adolescents at risk for developing diabetes and promotes physical activities like dancing for maintaining good health.

 

Managing Chronic Illness with Fun

 

Diabetes is no fun, but there are companies like GameMetrix Solutions who are inventing entertaining platforms based on other classic games – Solitaire and Jeopardy, for example – with the goal of managing those illnesses. The idea is to pull the patients into the games using tested and familiar game mechanics with a very low learning curve.

 

Back in 2007 GameMetrix came up with a game for diabetics that was based on the popular Trivial Pursuit. The response was stunning as over 3,000 patients began playing the game “regularly, with very little marketing.”

 

What’s the Future of Gamification in Healthcare?

 

According to Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, gamification in health care “isn’t the future – It’s now”.Watch their presentation with a panel of experts, who discuss how gamification has exploded in the healthcare sector.

 

The state of health in the United States has been less than favorable for most people but the advances of gamification in healthcare will make great strides in making our therapeutic experiences significantly better as we improve our healthcare system.


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Retinal Implant Gives the Gift of Sight to Nine Blind People ...

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A new retinal implant gives sight to 9 blind people. Enabling ... Such is the state of one of the nine(9) patients who have been fitted with an Alpha IMS device, the latest retinal prosthesis that can restore sight to blind people.
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First ARM-based servers in production support Baidu's cloud storage

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After years of prepping for this moment, the world’s first ARM-based servers have been deployed in a production environment. Chinese search giant Baidu is using Marvell’s chips in a cloud storage application.
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