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Google Glass, outil de réhumanisation de la relation patient-médecin ! La start-up Augmedix a mis au point un système permettant au médecin de se focaliser entièrement sur son patient tandis qu’un assistant gère l’administratif à distance.

Google Glass, outil de réhumanisation de la relation patient-médecin !

Augmedix est née début 2012 à San Francisco de la volonté d’humaniser davantage la relation entre médecins et patients qui a, par certains aspects, souffert de l’arrivée des nouvelles technologies. « Il arrive que le médecin soit contraint de passer davantage de temps sur son ordinateur qu’auprès du patient. » explique Alex Tam, jeune responsable du design au sein de l’entreprise, rencontré à l'occasion de la dernière Learning Expedition organisée par L'Atelier. « Une expérience déplaisante pour ce dernier, mais aussi pour le médecin, qui a choisi cette discipline pour aider les gens et non pour rester scotché devant un écran. » Afin de parer cet écueil, Augmedix a mis au point une solution pour seconder le médecin à distance. Augmedix permet au médecin de concentrer son attention sur le patient.

Why Medical Identity Theft Is Rising And How To Protect Yourself. DORA offers a realistic telepresence experience through Oculus Rift. Many commercial telepresence robots are merely screens or iPads on moving platforms.

DORA offers a realistic telepresence experience through Oculus Rift

DORA (Dexterous Observational Roving Automaton), however, promises to make users feel like they've been transported to another location when it does become available. The system was created by a team of University of Pennsylvania roboticists who want to provide people a more immersive telepresence experience without draining their bank accounts. Their robot is paired with an Oculus Rift headset, which can track the user's head movements and orientation, whether up/down, left/right or forward/backward. That data is wirelessly transmitted to the robot's Arduino and Intel Edison microcontrollers, prompting its camera-equipped head to follow the user's movements. Here's how one of DORA's creators, Emre Tanirgan, describes the experience: You feel like you are transported somewhere else in the real world as opposed to a simulated environment.

Oculus VR Rift Announced 2012-08-01 Colors Black see all specs → New 'Green' Burial Sites Use GPS To Locate Graves. And they say boomers are afraid of technology!

New 'Green' Burial Sites Use GPS To Locate Graves

A plan in Australia laughs in the face of that stereotype and may revolutionize how we face our maker, so to speak. Ground was broken this week at the Bunurong Memorial Park -- a large cemetery near Dandenong, Australia -- that in a year expects to host what are known as forest or woodland burials. The deceased's body is covered in a shroud or light covering, sans a coffin, and with no headstone to mark the burial spot. Instead, after nature does what nature does, families of those buried in the red gum trees will in time be able to track the body by using a dime-size GPS tracker encased in a plastic capsule and attached to the burial shroud. As the shroud and body decompose, the tracker remains in the ground and visitors can find the burial site through an app on a mobile phone or other device, according to the Canberra Times. Without question, boomers are changing death just like they changed so many other things before it. Survey: 65 percent of nurses use mobiles at work every day.

Sixty five percent of nurses use a mobile device at work for professional purposes and for at least 30 minutes every day, according to a survey of 2,498 nurses by Wolters Kluwer Health.

Survey: 65 percent of nurses use mobiles at work every day

The company recruited 1,921 practicing nurses, 386 nurse academics, 135 who are retired, and 56 other nurses. “These findings largely mirror what we are seeing outside the hospital, that use of mobile devices to access online information, the internet and social sites are becoming part of the social fabric both personally and professionally,” Wolters Kluwer Health Chief Nurse Judith McCann said in a statement. “Although these findings may not reflect the actual policies of these institutions, what’s interesting are the perceptions of the nurses who work there, and what we learned is that nurses are frequently incorporating the use of mobile devices, online resources and, to some extent, social media into their daily workflow.”

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We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways. On a Tuesday last summer, Erin Mandeville was at a CVS buying medicine for her five-month-old baby, Gabriel. Close to 4PM, she noticed her infant’s eyes roll back in quick succession. It was the first of Gabriel’s many episodes of infantile spasms that would follow. Spasms or epileptic seizures can be catastrophic for young children. "He was missing huge milestones in his childhood," said Mandeville. Doctors eventually suggested a hemispherectomy, a complicated operation that disconnects the healthy half of the brain from the one causing seizures. Mandeville’s choice was made easier knowing that Gabriel would be the first infant whose brain would be replicated by a 3D printer for a practice run prior to the operation.

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