Mind Labs to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare
Together with 13 partners, Tilburg University will start a project totaling 7 million euros to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare. The project called VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy) is the first project in Mind Labs, the initiative on interactive technologies and behavior set up in the Tilburg Spoorzone area.
The European Union, OP Zuid, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Province of North Brabant, and the city of Tilburg have funded this collaboration. In addition to Tilburg University (principal investigator), various partners are involved, including knowledge institutions (NHTV Breda, Fontys, ROC Tilburg), hospitals (Amphia, Maxima Medical Center and Spaarne Gasthuis), industry (BlueTea, IC3D Media, Indicia, Noldus, Samure, Visionair3D) and the Netherlands Aerospace Center. Continue reading “Mind Labs to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare”
Nurses are getting help from robots with scheduling tasks on labor floor. A new system that can anticipate room assignments and suggest which nurses to assign to patients for C-sections and other procedures provided satisfactory recommendations to nurses 90 percent of the time. Today’s robots are awkward co-workers because they are often unable to predict what humans need. In hospitals, robots are employed to perform simple tasks such as delivering supplies and medications.But they have to be explicitly told what to do. Continue reading “Nurses are getting help from robots with scheduling tasks on labor floor (Video)”
Santa Barbara-based WorldViz is the software company giving folks the chance to challenge their fears and phobias Sunday in a hands-on demonstration at the Fess Parker Resort. Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation is helping the company showcase its technology with expert Skip Rizzo.
“We’ll do a huge phobia demo called The Pit,” said Ned Atkins, event manager at WorldViz. Continue reading “Virtual Reality Technology Used in Video Games Is Quickly Moving towards the Medical Field”
Researchers have designed a smart chair that will make the office and workers safer and healthier. In Australia, a 2007 study by Access Economics estimated back pain was costing the economy $34.3 billion in lost workplace productivity and treatments. Continue reading “New smart chair technology to improve health of workers”
Reserve judgment and consider the potential learnings of an unusual experiment. BALANCE, Inc., an Oakland-based digital edutainment company, and producer of a popular cross-platform story franchise, is testing the viability of another story platform: pajamas. Continue reading “Interactive Pajamas: The Next Thing in Wearables?”
Alvio works with mobile apps to teach kids how to exercise their breathing and manage asthma symptoms sans medication. The Alvio is a handheld device which looks not unlike the medicine pump asthmatics often use during an attack. Instead of delivering a dose, though, it is built to measure how we breathe. Continue reading “Device Helps Asthmatics Train Their Lungs”
15-year-old Kenneth Shinozuka has created a sensor that sets off an alert when his grandfather gets out of bed. People with Alzheimer’s have a tendency to wander. They may get up and walk around aimlessly, creating headaches for caregivers who have to keep up with them. Continue reading “This Kid Designed A Wearable Health Device For His Grandfather With Alzheimer’s (VIDEO)”
Startupbootcamp HighTechXL has just opened its global search for the world’s best young tech companies. Full details of the 2014 program, to start in November 2014, are now online. Continue reading “Startupbootcamp HighTechXL 2014 Now Open For Applications”
German technology firm Future-Shape has created a conductive rug called the ‘SensFloor’ that sends a call for help when it detects that someone has fallen. Continue reading “An Intelligent Rug That Detects When You Fall And Calls For Help”