Companion Robot Helping Patients with Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Denver University have created a robot named “Ryan,” who is classified as an empathy robot to provide companionship in the form of mind games and conversation to elderly adults, specifically those with Alzheimer’s.   http://news.du.edu/companion-robot-helping-patients-with-alzheimers/

Companion Robot Helping Patients with Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Denver University have created a robot named “Ryan,” who is classified as an empathy robot to provide companionship in the form of mind games and conversation to elderly adults, specifically those with Alzheimer’s.   http://news.du.edu/companion-robot-helping-patients-with-alzheimers/

Real-Time Location Systems Help Hospitals Track the Chaos

A new study shows that even the simple act of getting lost going to patient rooms in the hospital, amongst other acts, can lead to hours of lost physician productivity.   Parkland hospital in Dallas is employing real time location

Real-Time Location Systems Help Hospitals Track the Chaos

A new study shows that even the simple act of getting lost going to patient rooms in the hospital, amongst other acts, can lead to hours of lost physician productivity.   Parkland hospital in Dallas is employing real time location

New Virtual Reality Pain Management Study Unites All Aspects of Care

Researchers in the orthopedic department at Cedars Sinai are demonstrating that in post-operative patients shown virtual reality videos of nature, that it “significantly reduces pain versus a control distraction condition.”  An independent study done by Samsung, a partner in the

New Virtual Reality Pain Management Study Unites All Aspects of Care

Researchers in the orthopedic department at Cedars Sinai are demonstrating that in post-operative patients shown virtual reality videos of nature, that it “significantly reduces pain versus a control distraction condition.”  An independent study done by Samsung, a partner in the

Healthcare Teams Gain Edge by Using VR, AR for Surgery, Training

This March, surgeons in Texas utilized augmented reality to assist them with surgery by overlaying images during endoscopic imaging to help them visualize critical structures during the operation.  This virtual and augmented reality technology is being employed in various ways

Healthcare Teams Gain Edge by Using VR, AR for Surgery, Training

This March, surgeons in Texas utilized augmented reality to assist them with surgery by overlaying images during endoscopic imaging to help them visualize critical structures during the operation.  This virtual and augmented reality technology is being employed in various ways

FDA clears EKG-capable Apple Watch band

Kardia-Tech has created an EKG sensor that lives on the Apple Watch band and takes readings at 5 second intervals to detect and alert the wearers to problems such as life-threatening arrhythmias.  In contrast, standard devices currently in use such

FDA clears EKG-capable Apple Watch band

Kardia-Tech has created an EKG sensor that lives on the Apple Watch band and takes readings at 5 second intervals to detect and alert the wearers to problems such as life-threatening arrhythmias.  In contrast, standard devices currently in use such

Apple Launches EHR App with 39 Health Systems on Board

In January 2018, Apple announced the release of its product to consolidate various health organizations’ EHRs for consumer (patient) viewership.  The app would additionally allow patients to see when their charts or records are updated.  This product is available for

Apple Launches EHR App with 39 Health Systems on Board

In January 2018, Apple announced the release of its product to consolidate various health organizations’ EHRs for consumer (patient) viewership.  The app would additionally allow patients to see when their charts or records are updated.  This product is available for

How effective are mental health apps?

A new study out of Liverpool contends that most mental health apps are not evidence based or clinically effective.  There were 4 apps that were proven to be effective – Big White Wall, Moodscope, Happyhealthy, and WorkGuru.  Researchers express concern

How effective are mental health apps?

A new study out of Liverpool contends that most mental health apps are not evidence based or clinically effective.  There were 4 apps that were proven to be effective – Big White Wall, Moodscope, Happyhealthy, and WorkGuru.  Researchers express concern