Technology in Health and Social Care
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How new technologies are changing the face of health and social care
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Could robotics revolutionise the NHS?

Could robotics revolutionise the NHS? | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
A futuristic look at robotic health care in the present and not so distant future in Britain's struggling NHS hospitals
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Electronic health records 'inflict enormous pain' on health care providers. Here's how we got into this mess

Electronic health records 'inflict enormous pain' on health care providers. Here's how we got into this mess | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
It's time to measure how well electronic health records work for doctors and other providers with user-experience technology, not stopwatches.
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Using Second Life to Facilitate Peer Storytelling for Grieving Oncology Nurses - PubMed - NCBI

Using Second Life to Facilitate Peer Storytelling for Grieving Oncology Nurses - PubMed - NCBI | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it

Oncology nurses often experience intense emotional reactions to patient deaths but may be forced to ignore or hide their feelings because of work-related responsibilities. The complexity of nurses' work and personal lives creates obstacles for participating in traditional support groups where grieving nurses can bond and share. We hypothesized that using a web-based, three-dimensional (3-D) virtual world technology (Second Life) may provide a venue to facilitate peer storytelling to support nurses dealing with grief.


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It may not be long before your doc prescribes you a dose of virtual reality instead of painkillers

It may not be long before your doc prescribes you a dose of virtual reality instead of painkillers | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
In one study, virtual reality did about as well as narcotics in reducing pain.
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Team Diabetes Second Life: Diabetes Education In A Virtual World

Team Diabetes Second Life: Diabetes Education In A Virtual World | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Researchers at Boston Medical Center have turned a virtual reality platform into a way to study patients with diabetes. The platform, called Second Life, uses virtual reality to impart lessons about managing diabetes in adults. Check it out!
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Virtual reality ‘Chinook’ created to help train medics in UK Armed Forces

Virtual reality ‘Chinook’ created to help train medics in UK Armed Forces | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Army medics will experience the battlefield without ever leaving the country after engineers developed a ground-breaking virtual reality simulator to mimic the difficulties of working in a warzone.
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The first transparent 3D-printed skull has been successfully implanted | ExtremeTech

The first transparent 3D-printed skull has been successfully implanted | ExtremeTech | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Surgeons in Holland implanted a plastic skull in a woman with a rare disorder. Incredibly, the rare bone disease tha
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PsychicVR: Increasing mindfulness by using Virtual Reality and Brain Computer Interfaces | Fluid Interfaces

PsychicVR: Increasing mindfulness by using Virtual Reality and Brain Computer Interfaces | Fluid Interfaces | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it

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E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level' - BBC News

E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level' - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Scientists in Japan say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.
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Cancer surgery broadcast live in virtual reality - BBC News

Cancer surgery broadcast live in virtual reality - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
The operation of a patient undergoing surgery for colon cancer is streamed-live using virtual reality video.
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Digital Health Care: The Patient Will See You Now

Digital Health Care: The Patient Will See You Now | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Digital technology is empowering patients to participate in developing their own treatment plans, but only if the organization’s culture is ready and willing.
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The x-ray t-shirt that lets you see inside yourself

The x-ray t-shirt that lets you see inside yourself | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Curiscope has designed Virtuali-tee, a smart T-shirt that when viewed through the firm’s app on a mobile device that allows users to take a 3D animated journey through the human body.
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The pigeon will see you now - BBC News

The pigeon will see you now - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Rats, dogs and cows are just some of the animals that are advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.
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A substitute for new technology perhaps?

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Discovered in the ancient city of Thebes, Egyptian artificial toes were the world's earliest functional prosthetic body parts

Discovered in the ancient city of Thebes, Egyptian artificial toes were the world's earliest functional prosthetic body parts | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it

Very early technology but fascinating nonetheless.

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Machine learning could train software to spot verbal tics associated with schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis - BBC News

Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Eight paraplegic people have regained partial movement after a one-year training programme based on brain-controlled robotics, researchers say.
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Epilepsy spotted by suit that tunes into the brain

Epilepsy spotted by suit that tunes into the brain | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
The long-sleeved shirt and cap are fitted with sensors that record muscle and brain activity and communicate with a smartphone so doctors can track minute changes as soon as they occur.
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Could these cyborg beetles save lives?

Could these cyborg beetles save lives? | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives.
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How teddy 'meditech' can play nurse to your toddler.

How teddy 'meditech' can play nurse to your toddler. | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
The healthcare technology sector is attracting a lot of innovative entrepreneurs to develop a range of diagnostic tools.
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Paranoia 'reduced with virtual reality' - BBC News

Paranoia 'reduced with virtual reality' - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Researchers have used virtual reality to successfully treat severe paranoia by showing patients that social situations they feared were actually safe.
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Samsung just patented smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

Samsung just patented smart contact lenses with a built-in camera | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
The future is inescapable.
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Virtual reality puts patients on the road to recovery - BBC News

Virtual reality puts patients on the road to recovery - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Recovering mobility after a stroke or an accident can take a lot of hard work. Now a team in Manchester is using virtual reality to help patients get moving again.
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Can virtual reality cure phobias?

Can virtual reality cure phobias? | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
Research suggests that Oculus Rift-style headsets are proving a useful therapeutic tool, says James Witts
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Virtual therapy 'helps with depression', researchers say - BBC News

Virtual therapy 'helps with depression', researchers say - BBC News | Technology in Health and Social Care | Scoop.it
A new therapy which involves a patient embodying themselves in a virtual reality avatar of a small crying child can help with depression, new research suggests.
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