If you don't succeed, try and try again. Unless you are a surgeon. But this is all about to change, using nothing but pixels and data. Touch Surgery's cofounders, Dr. Jean Nehme and Dr. Andre Chow, are young surgeons who taught themselves how to code. Now, they're on a mission to transform medicine – by digitalizing it.
At least, that's what one Japanese dating service is trying to prove by requiring participants in speed-dating sessions to wear white surgical masks. "In order to achieve marriage, it is important to provide chances to know a partner's personality and values in the early stages," said Kei Matsumura, head of Tokyo dating service Def Anniversary. "We chose surgical masks as an essential tool for that." White surgical masks covering most of the face are common in Japan, where people don them to avoid catching a cold or flu, keep out pollen and, sometimes, just to keep their faces warm. Some women also opt for a mask on days when they aren't wearing makeup.
"For my final project at Falmouth University, I intended to show the day-to-day working life of a crematorium," says Press and Editorial Photography student Harry Lloyd-Evans. "But this all changed when I saw three recycling bins full of metal medical implants, ready to be sent to Holland and melted down. I knew straightaway that I wanted to document and follow their journey."