Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has teamed up with Epic and Microsoft to determine if technology can be used to find out which patients will code before they suffer a cardiac or respiratory arrest.
According to a study, “take-home” robots could be instrumental in helping patients recover from illness in their home environment.
After being discharged from the hospital, a robot could help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) manage their condition.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research reported that socially assistive robots can help patients stick to their medication and exercises. The test was conducted with patients suffering from COPD.
Recent data shows that employers are opening their budgets to accommodate the growing trend of adding wearables to employee wellness programs. According to a study by Salesforce, 86% of employers who have adopted wearables plan to increase their spending for the devices over the next 12 months.
New medical devices are on the verge of transforming healthcare as we know it. But as hackers disrupt healthcare facilities, security and IT experts have identified these devices to be a source of cyber infections.
There is a growing new field of medical health technology called digital phenotyping. It puts forth the theory that a person’s use of all digital media—social media posts, phone use, etc.–could reveal the person’s physical and mental health status.
For the past three years, Exelus, a French MedTech company, has been developing Nomadeec, a HoloLens telemedicine app. Nomadeec is a Hololens mixed-reality (MR) application that not only showcases the potentials of MR in medicine and healthcare, but also offers an initial demonstration showcasing that these AR (augmented reality) headset technologies can actually be used in promoting wellness and treatments in the field.
A research team at the National University of Singapore has developed a soft, flexible microfiber sensor that can be used for healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The sensor is ultrathin, like a strand of human hair.
According to the data collected over the last 18 months from Fitbit global users, our resting heart rate decreases after the age of 40.
March 9, 2018 News, Virtual and Augmented Reality in Medical Technology 0 Comments
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. But now Google has developed an artificial intelligence software that can come close to predicting a person’s risk of heart attack just by looking into their eyes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost 2.8 million people visited the emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries in 2013 (most recent data available). Of those people, nearly 50,000 died. Most with traumatic brain injury were treated with a neurological exam followed by a CT scan.