Category Archives: ePatients & Participatory Medicine

Mixed virtual reality headset to supplement anatomy lab learning

Case Western Reserve University is at the forefront of utilizing a mix of virtual reality and physical models to teach medical student anatomy.  Interactive 3D imaging through a wearable set of googles is changing the standard of learning in the

Mixed virtual reality headset to supplement anatomy lab learning

Case Western Reserve University is at the forefront of utilizing a mix of virtual reality and physical models to teach medical student anatomy.  Interactive 3D imaging through a wearable set of googles is changing the standard of learning in the

Haptic simulation tool to train medical students in intravenous line placement

Penn State University is developing a simulation transdermal needle for medical students to improve their IV placing skills.  This instrument is equipped with realistic haptic sensory capabilities so that students may modify and perfect their technique before caring for live

Haptic simulation tool to train medical students in intravenous line placement

Penn State University is developing a simulation transdermal needle for medical students to improve their IV placing skills.  This instrument is equipped with realistic haptic sensory capabilities so that students may modify and perfect their technique before caring for live

Gaming to Combat Childhood Obesity

This article, titled “New study shows certain video games can improve health in children with obesity”, focused on a research group which implemented a video game exercise program for children. The program consisted of an Xbox, Kinect system, 4 “exergames”,

Gaming to Combat Childhood Obesity

This article, titled “New study shows certain video games can improve health in children with obesity”, focused on a research group which implemented a video game exercise program for children. The program consisted of an Xbox, Kinect system, 4 “exergames”,

Video Game to Combat Chronic Back Pain

This article, titled “Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?”, focuses on a research team which developed an exercise video game to combat chronic back pain. Using the Nintendo Wii-Fit-U, the team developed an interactive game with visual

Video Game to Combat Chronic Back Pain

This article, titled “Can video game exercises help chronic low back pain?”, focuses on a research team which developed an exercise video game to combat chronic back pain. Using the Nintendo Wii-Fit-U, the team developed an interactive game with visual

Telemedicine Leads to Increased Postoperative Quality of Life

This article, titled “Telemedicine may increase patient satisfaction with medical care”, focused on a study which utilized telemedicine with patients who received vascular surgery. The patients were sent home with a blood pressure cuff, scale, pulse oximeter, thermometer, and a

Telemedicine Leads to Increased Postoperative Quality of Life

This article, titled “Telemedicine may increase patient satisfaction with medical care”, focused on a study which utilized telemedicine with patients who received vascular surgery. The patients were sent home with a blood pressure cuff, scale, pulse oximeter, thermometer, and a

“Digital Medicine” Treatment for Patients with ASD and Co-Occuring ADHD

This article, titled “Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?”, focuses on Project: EVO and its effects on patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and co-occuring ADHD. Project: EVO is an action video game

“Digital Medicine” Treatment for Patients with ASD and Co-Occuring ADHD

This article, titled “Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?”, focuses on Project: EVO and its effects on patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and co-occuring ADHD. Project: EVO is an action video game

Teva’s ProAir Digihaler FDA Approved to Monitor Asthma and COPD Treatment

Teva Pharmaceutical, based in Israel, landed the first FDA approval for a digital inhaler with built-in sensors. The ProAir Digihaler monitors how it’s used and uploads the data to an accompanying smartphone app via Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The data is

Teva’s ProAir Digihaler FDA Approved to Monitor Asthma and COPD Treatment

Teva Pharmaceutical, based in Israel, landed the first FDA approval for a digital inhaler with built-in sensors. The ProAir Digihaler monitors how it’s used and uploads the data to an accompanying smartphone app via Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The data is