Health Care Technology


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

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For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G - Connected World

#artificialintelligence

For this column let's consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it's really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible. From teaching empathy to med students to enabling telemedicine and telesurgery, the impact of technologies like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), wearables, and robotics in medicine and healthcare are wide ranging and far reaching. With 5G, the possibilities seem even more endless. There are so many exciting applications of IoT technologies in the medical field.


Olive Adds Clinc's Conversational AI to Digital Healthcare Employee

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While new technologies continue to transform the healthcare industry in unprecedented ways administrative functions still burden the healthcare industry with 1 in every 3 dollars spent on administration. Olive the company that introduced healthcares first digital employee has joined forces with Clinc another trailblazer in Artificial Intelligence to free up time and resources by adding conversational AI capabilities to its existing technology. The combined offering allows Olives digital healthcare employee to bring hospitals and health systems broader applications across revenue cycle supply chain and other financial and operational departments.



'Google brain' implants could end school as anyone can learn anything instantly

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"GOOGLE brain" implants could mean the end of school – as anyone will be able to learn anything instantly, says an artificial intelligence expert. In an interview with the Daily Star, he explained that he has been working on a revolutionary AI to "personalise education" to enable "anyone can learn almost anything, using AI". And he believes that within the next two decades, our heads will be boosted with special implants, so "you won't need to memorise anything". He told the Daily Star that people won't have to bother typing any questions, as any queries will be answered immediately from "an AI implant", which will result in the end of "parrot fashion" learning at schools. The expert, who has racked up more than 20 years of working with start-ups, adds: "Google will be in your head, and that's not far-fetched. It'll be like having a really smart assistant that will almost think like you."


AI could study your brain to help teachers improve their courses

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The team started out by having rookie and intermediate engineering students both take standard tests as well as answer questions about pictures while sitting in an fMRI scanner. From there, they had the algorithm generate "neural scores" that could predict a student's performance. The more certain parts of the brain lit up, the easier it was to tell whether or not a student grasped the concepts at play. You're not about to get brain scans in between classes, and there are limitations to the existing research. For one, Dartmouth focused on STEM learning -- it's not clear if your brain would react the same way in a literature class.


Researchers Develop First Mind-controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants - News - Carnegie Mellon University

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A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough that could benefit paralyzed patients and those with movement disorders. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), scientists have developed the first successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a computer cursor. BCIs have been shown to achieve good performance for controlling robotic devices using only the signals sensed from brain implants. When robotic devices can be controlled with high precision, they can be used to complete a variety of daily tasks. Until now, however, BCIs successful in continuously controlling robotic arms have used invasive brain implants.


Omega's CEO Featured in Spacecoast Business Magazine - Omega Medical Imaging

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Often, large corporations – which may dominate a market sector like the medical imaging field, which includes computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiography – are so large they are not able to adapt to new, even disruptive, technologies. Sometimes these are spun off into other companies, as is the case with Harris Corporation and AuthenTec, which developed the fingerprint technology used on Apple phones. Other times, a smaller, nimbler company may emerge that introduces something transformative. Such may be the case with Central Florida's Omega Medical Imaging led by Brian Fleming, which recently received FDA clearance for its FluoroShield system. EW: I want to talk about how you became CEO of Omega, but first, explain the FluoroShield system.


r/Futurology - r/Futurology Podcast JUNE-2019 - Elon Musk's Neuralink & humans future merger with AI is Robotics developing more quickly then we anticipated?

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In this episode we talk about the future of Neuralink, Elon Musk's brain interface technology. It's recently gone through a new funding round and is planning a $51 million fundraising effort. How plausible is Neuralink's ambitious goal to connect a human mind to the cloud? We discuss; the ability to think of a question and you just "know" the answer just like knowledge you have today - Thought communication. You could connect your mind to someone else and have telepathic communication - You could experience someone else's experience.


Montreal-based VirtualMED bringing AI to virtual healthcare BetaKit

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Montreal-based VirtualMED is partnering with HealthTap, an American healthtech company, to offer AI-powered virtual care to Canadians. VirtualMED's licensed physicians will now be available through an app, which provides personalized diagnoses and treatment plans through artificial intelligence. "HealthTap is excited to partner with VirtualMED to overcome the issues that affect Canadian healthcare." HealthTap provides access to primary healthcare through an AI-powered platform, which personalizes users' care and enables an instant connection between the members and doctors. VirtualMED said its members can also receive affordable virtual care while travelling in the US.