Mind Labs to develop virtual humans for training purposes in healthcare

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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 (Video)

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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)”

Virtual Reality Technology Used in Video Games Is Quickly Moving towards the Medical Field

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”

This Kid Designed A Wearable Health Device For His Grandfather With Alzheimer’s (VIDEO)

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)”