Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care

In this discussion, panelists talk about engage patients in virtual care. It is not focused on immersive technologies but question are close. Panelists talk about experiences “on the field” where each patient is unique and where many issues come from technical points. How to give right device to the right person? How to help him or her to us it? who takes responsibility? How to support people if we want a massive adoption? In this…

"Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care"

4 Examples Of Merging Gaming & Digital Health

In this article, author explain why it’s interesting to “gamify” some parts of health domain and how digitalisation of this sector could benefit of it. From treatment to research, games and games functionalities are powerful tools to help patients. Of course, developers of health apps also made use of gamified features to help users better tend to their health. An excellent example is that of mySugr’s approach for diabetes management. Via its app, the startup…

"4 Examples Of Merging Gaming & Digital Health"

Des chirurgiens mènent une opération à 15 km de distance grâce à la 5G

La présentation de cette intervention à distance met l’accent sur la faible latence apportée par la technologie 5G et ses possibilités dans les futures interventions. L’article précise toutefois qu’il faudra encore un peu de temps pour que cette possibilité devienne courante. L’intervention avait ainsi été réalisée sur place par un robot chirurgical commandé à distance par le professeur Jacques Marescaux et son équipe. Les deux sites avaient été reliés par une fibre optique dédiée à…

"Des chirurgiens mènent une opération à 15 km de distance grâce à la 5G"

Should AI assist in surgical decision-making?

To reduce preventable medical errors, an AI assistance to surgeons is more realistic than a wide spread of robotic surgery. In this article (and the associated paper) authors share some tips to make this assistance real today. The paper’s authors propose AI as an effective augmentation tool to enhance in situ surgical decision making. We’re already seeing the first examples of this come to market. For example, a company called Activ Surgical, a digital surgery company…

"Should AI assist in surgical decision-making?"

Diligent Robotics raises $10 million for nurse assistant robot Moxi

Moxi is designed to reduce nurse workloads by handling tasks like collecting supplies, gathering soiled linens, and delivering fresh ones, and it’s coming to market during the COVID-19 crisis, when nurses are in short supply. In addition to tackling mundane aspects of the job, the robot can also help reduce health care professionals’ exposure to disease. The robot Moxi has been used in 3 US hospitals since 3 years. This new fund raising will allow…

"Diligent Robotics raises $10 million for nurse assistant robot Moxi"

Un nouveau diplôme universitaire sur l’intelligence artificielle appliquée à la santé

La formation, pilotée par l’unité mixte de développement professionnel continu en santé (UMDPCS),  le département du service commun de formation continue et par alternance de l’université de Bourgogne (SEFCA), a été conçue en partenariat avec plusieurs organismes : CESI École d’ingénieurs, le CHU Dijon Bourgogne, le Centre Hospitalier Georges-François Leclerc et le Pôle BFCare qui fédère les industries des produits et services de santé de la région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Les inscriptions désormais ouverte Source: Un nouveau diplôme…

"Un nouveau diplôme universitaire sur l’intelligence artificielle appliquée à la santé"

L’Institut Curie et Swiss Life veulent prédire l’efficacité de l’immunothérapie contre le cancer grâce à l’IA

Les deux partenaires lancent un challenge pour aider à la sélection des meilleurs traitements et ainsi améliorer le pronostic vital des malades. Le traitement du cancer évolue régulièrement grâce au développement de nouveaux traitements, mais chaque patient répond différemment aux thérapies. C’est en partant de ce constat que l’assureur Swiss Life et l’Institut Curie, fondation spécialisée dans le cancer, se sont associés pour lancer un appel à projet le 22 janvier 2020. Les participants devront…

"L’Institut Curie et Swiss Life veulent prédire l’efficacité de l’immunothérapie contre le cancer grâce à l’IA"

The digital future of the healthcare industry

Look at this travel in the close future for healthcare, done by authors from the “NHS Long Term Plan” (UK). Revolutions? By 2030, artificial intelligence (AI) will be used to help clinicians in applying best practice and supporting patients in managing their health and condition. Predictive techniques will be used to support local health systems to plan care for populations. When ill, people will be increasingly cared for in their own home, with the option…

"The digital future of the healthcare industry"

The devices, software and other health tech headlines of CES 2020

In this article, author lists many connected devices presented at the last CES. Always between health and wellness, these products will easy everyday life (we hope!) but also highlight the problem of personal data.  CES is back again with scores of new consumer tech products in tow, and digital health is no exception. Players big and small to Las Vegas each year to unveil and promote devices, whether they be focused on health monitoring, restful sleeping, fitness,…

"The devices, software and other health tech headlines of CES 2020"

Insilico collaborates with Pfizer on novel data and AI system for target discovery

The last collaboration of the famous Insilico Medicine Hong Kong company is the Pfizer laboratories. After a very busy year 2019 with publications in Nature Biotechnology and more than 35 millions dollars rond, the company increase partnership in the pharmaceutical domain. His patented technology is focused on the use of AI algorithms to find best combinations between drugs and molecular targets. This way to find new drugs could be the game changer in the future…

"Insilico collaborates with Pfizer on novel data and AI system for target discovery"

5G is here: how health systems can capitalize on the new cellular standard

In this interview of Clint Cetti (global director of strategy and innovation at AT&T) tals about the uses of 5G and “edge computing” in the context of health. Many things is presented in the text but one of the most interesting is the evolution of the “hospital”. This place will be connected directly to the patient and the healthcare professional, anywhere they will be. 5G will eventually change how healthcare workers and patients interact with…

"5G is here: how health systems can capitalize on the new cellular standard"

Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine

In this short article, Brainlab presents some applications of AR/VR and so-called “MR” in healthcare. When comparing medical virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, all three have their own distinct differences and advantages. In terms of future development of 3D visualization and augmented reality for surgery, mixed reality with its added interactive capabilities, has the potential to change both the digital and real landscape of medicine. Source: Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine…

"Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine"

A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings

As unbelievable as it sounds, billions of picture from patient exams are “freely” available today on Internet. The problem is well known and fully documented since year but number of unsecured data files increase years after years. As healthcare digitization process every day, we can imagine how data security is important for the development of immersive technologies. The problem is well-documented. Greenbone found 24 million patient exams storing more than 720 million medical images in…

"A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings"

Education Solutions for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at VictoryXR

VictoryXR company offers many educational products using virtual reality. Those created with Carolina Biological and focused on dissection are very promising. Teaching anatomy, including the body systems and structure and function, is an integral part of science. But let’s be honest, hands-on dissection isn’t for everyone. Source: Carolina Biological VR Dissection Library | VictoryXR – Education Solutions for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

"Education Solutions for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at VictoryXR"

How artificial intelligence can transform psychiatry

We know that VR can help student in psychiatry to better listen patients during their training period. But now, with machine learning algorithms, doctors can better understand patients during their consultation and they less miss important facts. In this article, Peter Foltz (Institute of Cognitive Science of CU Boulder) explains how it is possible and what we can wait for next years. “The mystery around AI does not nurture trustworthiness, which is critical when applying…

"How artificial intelligence can transform psychiatry"

Cosmetic Surgeons See Growing Trend, Dangers of ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’

We have many examples on this website of benefices of immersive technologies for plastic reconstruction, reparative surgery or post-traumatic treatments. But there is also a dark side of these uses, especially when it transforms our perception of reality and our perception of our body. Since 2 years, surgeons have seen the development of a strange addiction called “Snapchat dysmorphia”. In theses situations, people ask for plastic surgery to look like Snapchat AR filter. Social media,…

"Cosmetic Surgeons See Growing Trend, Dangers of ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’"

Salon Virtuality : Le TOP 5 de la VR qui fait du bien

Dans cet article très éclairant sur les produits de réalité virtuelle liés à la santé, à la sensibilisation et même au partage de la culture sur le salon Virtuality, l’auteur nous parle de sa propre expérience et de son ressenti. Une vision particulièrement intéressante qui nous permet d’imaginer comment cette technologies peut être une aide concrète. Pour l’anxiété, je reste sur un avis en demi-teinte et m’interroge sur la fonctionnalité. Est-ce qu’au quotidien un tel…

"Salon Virtuality : Le TOP 5 de la VR qui fait du bien"

The emerging world of digital therapeutics

In this article, we discover several examples of “digital therapeutics”. Even if this new kind of drugs is not so new, first were used 10 years ago, we have seen a lot of new solutions in the previous 2 or 3 years. More and more clinical trials are ongoing and most of the biggest pharmaceuticals industries work on it. Authors describe the history of this domain and explain in particular links with more classical drugs…

"The emerging world of digital therapeutics"

VR in the Classroom: The Future of Immersive Education with AR/VR

Even if this article is not really related to healthcare sector, it presents the use of VR (and AR) for education and how to use it effectively in a classroom. Immersive technologies have a ability to help students to be concentrated on their tasks. It’s useful for young people and it’s even more useful for people with autistic syndromes, who struggle with soft skills. It’s a new example of amazing possibilities of VR in these…

"VR in the Classroom: The Future of Immersive Education with AR/VR"

The Living Heart: FDA renews contract with Dassault to evaluate 3D simulation, virtual patients

The Living Heart Project of Dassault Systèmes allows virtual experiments on medical devices and even drugs since last year. There are now 130 partners in this project and the collaboration with the FDA could increase this number. The next step for Dassault Systèmes is to plan medical trials with virtual patients. With the demonstration of efficiency of this process, future medical trails could be very different from today and much more accurate. Dassault Systèmes today…

"The Living Heart: FDA renews contract with Dassault to evaluate 3D simulation, virtual patients"

Un ours en peluche robotisé pour le suivi des enfants hospitalisés

Dans cet article vous trouverez un court résumé des résultats obtenus par plusieurs équipes de recherche dans l’utilisation de peluches “intelligentes” auprès d’enfants hospitalisés. Les réponses des peluches étant liées à l’enfant, ce dernier y est plus réceptif. Cela donne des idées intéressantes de développement comme l’utilisation des peluches pour aider à l’observance des traitements. L’étude a principalement démontré la faisabilité d’intégrer “Huggable” dans les services hospitaliers. Mais les résultats ont surtout montré que les…

"Un ours en peluche robotisé pour le suivi des enfants hospitalisés"

Enabling health care with artificial intelligence in Australia

In this short article from Dhannu Daniel, managing director at Accenture, you will discover that “93% of health executives have AI projects on their agenda” in Australia! The author explains four big areas where these technologies could be useful, mainly by augmenting people possibilities. A healthcare executive survey showed that an impressive 72% of Australian healthcare leaders are either piloting or planning AI adoption.1 Furthermore, 93% of health executives have AI projects on their agenda,…

"Enabling health care with artificial intelligence in Australia"

AI Application in Dentistry and its Benefits

In this short article you will learn how AI is going to transform dentistry in many ways. Of course, this technology will help dentist to find problems on bitewing radiographies (like in many other kind of pictures analysing) but it can also help to design prosthetics and even optimizing operations scheduling! Digitization has not only increased the efficiency but also improved the predictability of procedures. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have a significant impact on dental…

"AI Application in Dentistry and its Benefits"

Using virtual reality could make you a better person in real life

In this article you will explore how virtual embodiment can modify behaviours. It’s even more powerful when senses are simulated, like sense of touch. Even if the article is not closely related to health, it’s easy to imagine the use of VR to better understand stressful situations and how to prevent it. The ability to embody a virtual avatar blurs the lines between what’s going on in the headset and what’s happening in real life.…

"Using virtual reality could make you a better person in real life"

Nous devons former des médecins « augmentés » !

Dans cette tribune le Dr Giovanni Briganti revient sur la formation des futurs médecins et la transformation nécessaire des parcours initiaux. Même si le focus est fait sur la Belgique, il est facile de l’étendre à la plupart des pays. Les médecin-ingénieurs (ou médecins augmentés) dont il est question ici sont déjà en cours de formation, souvent hors des structures traditionnelles qui peinent à se réformer. S’il est (presque) certain que l’intelligence artificielle ne pourra…

"Nous devons former des médecins « augmentés » !"

Si je tue le patient parce que j’ai suivi l’IA, qui est responsable ?

Dans cette discussion entre un médecin-chercheur (le Pr François Berger) et un philosophe (Jean-Michel Besnier) vous trouverez d’intéressantes réflexions sur l’utilisation de l’IA dans le domaine de la santé. Le point à retenir est celui de la qualité de la donnée qui alimente ces algorithmes, entre bias, émotions implicitement intégrées et simple “trous dans la raquette”. Loin des poncifs actuels sur l’IA, cet entretien nous rappelle que les résultats restent encore partiels et pas toujours…

"Si je tue le patient parce que j’ai suivi l’IA, qui est responsable ?"

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A

In this article of the New York Times, you can find a presentation of a study on lung cancer CT scans and how AI could help to detect specific nodules. With 6716 cases for the training set, the model shows more than 90% of success with “reductions of 11% in false positives and 5% in false negatives”. You note that Google team are deeply involved in this study. “The whole experimentation process is like a…

"A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A"

Understanding Machine Learning And Deep Learning In Medicine

In this very interesting article, The Medical Futurist allows us ti better understand what is AI, which technologies are behind and, more important, what we can do now with it! AI technologies are close companions to visualisation technologies like VR ou AR. It’s very useful to study both of them to create most useful experiments. Navigating in the sea of information about artificial intelligence is tough. As everyone realized that the technologies leading to A.I.…

"Understanding Machine Learning And Deep Learning In Medicine"

Stella Surgical, l’intelligence artificielle au service des greffes de foies

Cette application utilise des algorithmes d’analyse d’images pour déterminer instantanément le taux de stéatose d’un foie. Elle permet donc à un chirurgien d’estimer rapidement si l’organe est adapté à la transplantation. L’application est aujourd’hui utilisable sur un smartphone mais on peut facilement l’imaginer installée dans des lunettes de réalité augmentée utilisées par le chirurgien durant une intervention. L’idée de six associés comprenant chirurgiens, ingénieurs et commerciaux ? Faire appel au traitement d’image et à l’intelligence…

"Stella Surgical, l’intelligence artificielle au service des greffes de foies"

Acid test: how psychedelic virtual reality can help end society’s mass bad trip

The first “cyberdelic incubator” is now open in Merbourne with the support of Australian Psychedelic Society. In this place, artists and scientists use VR to explore new states of consciousness. VR exposure therapy is even starting to be used to treat trauma, such as in the case of those who have experienced car accidents and who will be intentionally triggered – in a controlled environment – by a scene such as driving down a similar-looking…

"Acid test: how psychedelic virtual reality can help end society’s mass bad trip"

“La France est le pays dans lequel l’accès à la santé connectée est le plus compliqué”, Eric Carreel, président de Withings

Dans cette interview, Eric Carreel explique la stratégie qu’il est en trin de mettre en place pour placer Withings au coeur de la santé connectée. Son analyse du changement de mentalité aux USA nous oblige à nous demander si, en France, nous ne sommes pas en train de scier la branche sur laquelle nous sommes assis ! Mais la France est le pays au monde dans lequel l’accès à la santé connectée est le plus…

"“La France est le pays dans lequel l’accès à la santé connectée est le plus compliqué”, Eric Carreel, président de Withings"

WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health

The World Health Organization just announce his plan to create a “Department of Digital Health” with the goal to help countries to understand the power of digital health, potential dangers and ways to implement it. It’s a new and strong signal of the importance of the digital in healthcare. You may also note that WHO develop a special action on data collecting. The Department of Digital Health will, according to WHO, harness “the power of…

"WHO unveils plans to create a Department of Digital Health"

Virtual Medicine for Real Patients

In this article, you will find many examples where “in silico” methods and computing can change biology. In drug discovery, it’s really interesting to see that it allows us to make multiple virtual assays and only synthesize and test only promising compounds. It’s a new era of modeling and simulation, which is accelerating discovery for drugs, vaccines, medical devices, materials, and many other products. For years, simulations have been used for physical systems, to cheaply…

"Virtual Medicine for Real Patients"

Digital therapy for depression to be developed through pharma collaboration

We see more and more pharmaceuticals industries developing digital “add-on” to classical drugs. In this article Otsuka America explain why it’s important to think “beyond medication” to help patient in everyday life. CT-152 is a software application that will use cognitive therapy principles to treat patients either independently or in conjunction with prescribed pharmacotherapies. It is aimed the product will fall under the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory framework and be classed as Software as…

"Digital therapy for depression to be developed through pharma collaboration"

It’s dangerous to think virtual reality is an empathy machine

Are immersive technologies (and of course VR) THE right tools to share and to develop empathy? According to Erick Ramirez (assistant professor in philosophy at Santa Clara University) it is not so clear because it’s really difficult to put a frontier between empathy and sympathy. Results such as these have led Bailenson and others to hail VR as a modern-day empathy machine. VR researchers tell us that simulations can let us see what it’s like…

"It’s dangerous to think virtual reality is an empathy machine"

Big Bang Santé: un voyage vertigineux dans la médecine de demain

Vous trouverez dans cet article un résumé de la journée “Big Bang Santé” organisée par Le Figaro. Des nanotechnologies à la robotique, des IA à l’éthique, de nombreux sujets y ont été abordés, qui reflètent bien l’ampleur des questionnement actuelles sur l’évolution de la médecine dans les années qui viennent. le futurologue Joël de Rosnay a conclu la journée en livrant sa vision du monde pour… l’an 2500. Un monde dans lequel nous souscrirons à…

"Big Bang Santé: un voyage vertigineux dans la médecine de demain"

L’IA en santé au service de la personne et de la société ?

L’arrivée de l’intelligence artificielle en santé entraine un grand nombre de débats dont ceux ayant trait à l’éthique. Or les professionnels du numérique commencent à peine à se poser cette question de manière générale. La collision avec le domaine de la santé, où depuis longtemps l’éthique est au cœur des discussions, est potentiellement explosive. Dans cette tribune, les auteurs reviennent sur des points cruciaux comme la notion de boite noir, la responsabilité de la décision…

"L’IA en santé au service de la personne et de la société ?"

Augmented reality can save lives and we’re veering towards mass adoption

In this article professor Olivier Oullier explains how augmented reality will change the world of healthcare, when solutions will be more easy to use ans less expensive. In healthcare as in any other sector, having to speak, press buttons or make movements in the air prevent smart glasses from reaching mass adoption. Silent and motionless communication between the brain and augmented reality devices and content thanks to mental commands is the key feature that will…

"Augmented reality can save lives and we’re veering towards mass adoption"

It’s Official, The Transhuman Era Has Begun (for Gartner)

The new Gartner Hype Cycle (2018) is about to be published and this year biology takes a central position in it. To be precise, Gartner talks about to possibility of biology to change our life or even “redefining life” entirely ! And it’s not the future, it’s tomorrow ! The possibilities are amazing, of course, and we will probably extend vastly our lifetime. But a question remains : who will control it? anyone or everyone?…

"It’s Official, The Transhuman Era Has Begun (for Gartner)"

10 Promising AI Applications in Health Care

Even if IA is not the Holy Graal of diagnostic in healthcare, it can help medical staff in many way. This article list 10 promising domains where IA will generate revenues in next 5 years. It’s interesting to see that administrative tasks take 51% of nurse’s time and (16%) of physician time. AI should drastically reduce it. AI should also be used as a 24/24 and 7/7 health assistant, responding to patients questions about their health and treatments. Another area…

"10 Promising AI Applications in Health Care"

Challenge IA, Observatoire de l’IA… Comment Pierre Fabre accélère sa transformation digitale

La data est une ressource précieuse pour toutes les entreprises, y compris les groupes pharmaceutiques. Le groupe Pierre Fabre et en particulier sa branche “médicaments et santé” l’a bien compris en multipliant les initiatives d’open innovation comme ce “IA Challenge Santé” organisé il y a quelques semaines à Castres. De telles actions permettent à la fois de sourcer de futurs partenaires comme Quantacell et Unovit lauréates de ce challenge, mais également de faire monter en…

"Challenge IA, Observatoire de l’IA… Comment Pierre Fabre accélère sa transformation digitale"

Seoul sets standards for VR and AR medical devices – Korea Biomedical Review

We are probably going to see more and more AR and VR parts in future medical devices and it’s interesting to see that a innovative country like Korea works on adapted guidelines. The main goal is to help companies to develop such a tools. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) published a guideline Monday, which includes the definition and classification standards for approving products that apply virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR)…

"Seoul sets standards for VR and AR medical devices – Korea Biomedical Review"

ITU and WHO launch new initiative to leverage power of Artificial Intelligence for health

This new initiative from United Nations is very interesting because IA is a fundamental part of the uses of immersives technologies in healthcare. Indeed, extracting useful information from pictures to make a diagnostic means that you have to completely understand the process of extraction. Or when you use IA, links between algorithms and results are often obscur. The “ITU Focus Group on AI for Health” wants to establish standard framework to create and validate IA algorithms.…

"ITU and WHO launch new initiative to leverage power of Artificial Intelligence for health"

Global Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Healthcare Market is expected to grow at +35% during2018-2022

Even if we have to be cautious with numbers and predictions, it’s clear that immersive technologies in healthcare are big markets opportunities. This report (and some others) shows that the opportunity is a short or middle term. Global Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Healthcare Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of +35% during the forecast period 2018-2023. The increase in acceptance of such advanced technologies that deliver new solutions for improved care…

"Global Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Healthcare Market is expected to grow at +35% during2018-2022"

A Viva Technology, la santé dans la cour des géants mondiaux de la tech

Au coeur du salon Vivatechnology, les entreprises de la santé ont montré leur volonté de mettre les enjeux numériques au centre de leur préoccupations. Le secteur de la santé est en effet en plein bouleversement et, alors que des géants comme Google ou Apple, disposent déjà d’offres très intéressantes, la France doit préserver un de ses principaux secteurs d’exportation. Les technologies innovantes de santé font partie des grands enjeux économiques de la France, qui a…

"A Viva Technology, la santé dans la cour des géants mondiaux de la tech"

AI in healthcare? 
Ask the patient

It is always a good idea to ask the patient what he or she thinks about “new” technologies used in healthcare. In this case, a survey has been done about the use of AI and patients are not so happy with this 🙂 Today, thanks to digital information, patients are not so uninformed about their diseases and they want to be “active” in their treatments. But they also need a human to talk with! It…

"AI in healthcare? 
Ask the patient"

Les patients deviennent transparents à l’institut hospitalo-universitaire de chirurgie guidée par l’image

Dans cette série de deux articles, l’Express nous fait visiter le très impressionnant institut hospitalo-universitaire (IHU) de chirurgie guidée par l’image installé à l’hôpital de Strasbourg. Dans cette institution, toutes les dernières technologies immersives sont utilisées avec d’autres (robotique, intelligence artificielle, etc.) pour limiter au maximum les complication post opératoires. La technologie est ici mise au service des patients pour faciliter leur passage dans un lieu de soin et sécuriser au maximum les interventions. Grâce à…

"Les patients deviennent transparents à l’institut hospitalo-universitaire de chirurgie guidée par l’image"

Augmented Reality Is Changing Industries From Real Estate To Medicine [Infographic]

What is crystal clear in this infographic is that healthcare is one of the most promising domain for the development of immersive technologies, and specially augmented reality. There are dozens of amazing applications for augmented reality right now, and the technology is really only starting to take off. Learn more about the latest augmented reality applications from this infographic. Source: Augmented Reality Is Changing Industries From Real Estate To Medicine [Infographic] | Technology Startups News…

"Augmented Reality Is Changing Industries From Real Estate To Medicine [Infographic]"