Scalable Medical Alert and Response Technology
Scalable Medical Alert and Response Technology or SMART, is a system designed to track patients, and alert medical practitioners in overcrowded hospitals, if the patient?s vital signs start to slip. Cheap to manufacture, and long-lasting, they interface with the hospital computer systems, to continually record changes in health, and sound the alarm at drastic changes for the worse.
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A response to the Telegraph's April 2009 stance that training in virtual reality for medical professionals, notably surgeons, is a complete waste of time.
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has created what is essentially, a scalable, modular road ice sensor network, designed to work with all types of heavy goods vehicle, and to communicate with any other technology also in place on the vehicle's data bus - drawing GPS data from other devices and interfacing with satelite navigation systems and in-cabin displays to warn the driver of approaching ice.
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The sense of smell is a strange one, and its ties with memory even stranger. How does a single sniff of a scent alert even the tiniest animal immediately to which predator is nearby? How does a human know with a single whiff of an ardour, precisely what to expect when they walk into the next room?
The project, a French initiative, run by the French centre for construction research (CSTB), is designed as telehealth for the elderly. Homes are tripped out with sensors and computer systems that monitor the health and behaviour of the individual, and alert a central depot should anything outside of normal routine occur.
One of the greatest problems with tomography based medical scanners, is what happens when the patient moves (breathes, or pumps blood). The distortion that occurs in each slice has long been correctable, but takes a long time to correct. With near-instant correction now possible, real-time medical scanning is starting to look like a true possibility.
A 30 minute podcast detailing the Pluribus projector system, designed by HP. Pluribus allows any mumber of different projectors, made by different manufacturers, with differing spec, to work together as one, to create a seamless display wall on a shoe string.
BodyViz is a window-on-world VR that combines the X-box and DICOM medical data for a low end VR solution to 3D medical results.
Medical HUD systems, that overlay different spectral frequencies on top of normal vision. Came out of a novel, does not exist yet today. Doable? Absolutely.
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A new understanding of how anesthesia and anesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain opens the door to possible new future treatments of various states of loss of consciousness, such as reversible coma, according to Hebrew Universit...
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Emotive Alert, designed by Zeynep Inanoglu and Ron Caneel of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a step above most voicemail systems. This one recognises the emotional state of the message leaver.
There has been a spurt of augmented and virtual reality medical devices recently. Another is a new patient-side medical computer from Kontron, a German firm.
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