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"

Augmented Reality Allows Specialists to Provide Care in Remote Locations

A team for Purdue University recently presents a system to help health care workers “in the field”. With this teleoperation tool presented at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium, experienced surgeons could be virtually anywhere to give advice to local operator. “In this sense, people wearing our AR telementoring device would be able to receive extra information as they operate, in addition to maintaining all the visual and motor capabilities they would normally have,” Edward Rojas…

"Augmented Reality Allows Specialists to Provide Care in Remote Locations"

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"

How augmented reality and virtual reality devices are boosting medicine

In this article Tim Jennings (president of Custom Case Group) presents interesting cases where AR and VR are used to improve autonomy and self-monitoring for patients. AR apps, wearables and mobile devices have shown tremendous potential in patient self-monitoring, diagnosis and patient care. AR technology layers over the real world, providing digital visuals, sounds or other stimuli that give insights from gathered data or add enhanced detail to reality. From contact lenses that give visual cues to…

"How augmented reality and virtual reality devices are boosting medicine"

KineQuantum veut améliorer la kinésithérapie grâce à la réalité virtuelle

In this use of virtual reality, the patient is inside a virtual world where he has to move like a bird (for example). Theses moves are a part a the reeducation program. It is noticed that the patient feels less pain during VR session than during a traditional one. Créée en octobre 2015, KineQuantum veut transformer les usages de la kinésithérapie active où le patient réalise seul des mouvements. Grâce à des casques de réalité…

"KineQuantum veut améliorer la kinésithérapie grâce à la réalité virtuelle"