Month: February 2018

Nagoya University Hospital Robots

MEET THE NAGOYA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ROBOTS WHY? Night shifts are never fun, especially in a hospital. That’s why Nagoya University Hospital in Japan is deploying robots built by Toyota to make everything run more smoothly and decrease the workload of the nurses. The four robots, equipped with floor plans, radars, and cameras with 360 degree vision and shaped like a small refrigerator, will help move medicines and test samples around the hospital throughout three different wards. They know when and where to recharge, can be called over through a tablet, and can even ride the elevator to get around....

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MEET ULTROMICS WHY? Increasing accuracy of detection and lowering costs are two of the main focuses of the changing healthcare industry. Ultromics, created at Oxford University, is doing just that. This AI has already been game-changing in England, and it is only a matter of time before it and similar technologies reach the rest of the world. Ultromics has the ability to diagnose heart and lung diseases just from scans, and can detect these diseases much earlier than previous methods allowed. With proven success already, Ultromics shows what the future of healthcare will really look like. Wondering how it...

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Ron Goldman

MEET RON GOLDMAN WHY? There’s no doubt that it is crucial for medical students and new doctors and nurses to learn how to interact with patients. Thanks to Ron Goldman’s Kognito, doctors at 15 hospitals across the U.S. and students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and University of Michigan School of Nursing have the ability to practice talking to patients. Kognito, a health simulation company, has created tech that allows those that work in healthcare to interact with what seems like real, responsive, even emotional virtual patients. Goldman, a long-time tech innovator, is working hard to bring...

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Dr. Mark Michalski

MEET DR. MARK MICHALSKI WHY? All of this new technology in the health field can be overwhelming and difficult to implement, but is nevertheless necessary in moving forward. Dr. Mark Michalski, executive director at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science, knows this. He recognizes the importance of bringing in artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare practices; these new technologies will improve fields like medical imaging and give hospitals the ability to detect things like tumors. With the Center for Clinical Data Science, there is no doubt Michalski will continue to work to...

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MEET SOMNOX WHY? Getting enough sleep is a difficult problem to solve. Enter Somnox – advertised as the world’s first sleep robot, this small insomnia solution of the future launched at CES 2018. Weighing in at only four pounds and shaped like a peanut, Somnox features lullabies and breathing techniques to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. According to the company, just cuddling Somnox can revolutionize your sleep and make you better prepared for work and life. So what do you think: would you sleep with a robot? Check out how Somnox works:...

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