July 3, 2019
Telecoms giant Vodafone has launched its 5G network in seven cities across the UK earlier today, switched on by five-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in London.
From expanding virtual reality training to telemedicine or remote monitoring, experts say 5G will accelerate adoption and stimulate innovation in healthcare in the coming years.
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April 9, 2019
Smart glasses company Vuzix and telemedicine technology supplier VSee have teamed up to create a smart glasses offering for telemedicine, the two companies announced today ahead of the American Telemedicine Association conference.
The product will be a HIPAA-compliant software offering for Vuzix's M300XL and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, with potential applications for first responders, telesurgery ...
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March 21, 2019
Augmented reality combined with robotics could enable people with physical disabilities to be more independent, according to a study recently published in PLOS ONE.
Researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a new augmented reality system that lets people with severe motor disabilities control a human-sized robot to help with self care through a mouse or small assitive device.
March 11, 2019
Rally’s new benefits platform. This weekend at SXSW, Rally Health announced the launch of a new digital, consumer-focused wellness platform. The system helps users view, access and manage their employee benefits within a single interface, while offering employers a tool to drive health engagement.
“Today we’re taking our Rally platform to a new level by making traditionally disparate elements of...
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February 26, 2019
FDA draft guidance on BCI devices. The FDA signaled its interest in the development of implanted brain-computer interface (BCI) devices on Friday with the release of a new draft guidance focused on the emerging technology. The new document suggests that non-clinical testing of the devices could precede clinical testing as a means to identify and prevent potential risks prior to use by patients.
September 27, 2018
Netherlands-based 1Minuut Innovation is launching an all-in-one mobile health communication platform that will make extensive use of augmented reality eyewear for point-of-view video sharing for telehealth purposes.
Called Genzõ, the platform was developed through partnerships with Vuzix, maker of the M300 Smart Glasses used in the platform, and Deloitte Assuring Medical Apps...
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September 6, 2018
The military is now looking to augmented reality and drones as a new avenue for delivering expert care to patients in war zones.
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new AR system consisting of an headset and a drone, which aims to let experienced doctors give more junior doctors working in the field instructions.
"The most critical challenge is to provide surgical expertise into...
April 18, 2018
San Francisco-based PeerWell has added an augmented reality feature to its app, which helps post-surgical patients manage their recovery. The tool, called PeerWell's Trip and Fall Hazard Detector, uses the phone's camera to analyze a user's home environment and provide suggestions about how to minimize the risk of falls.
“Falling is a top driver of injuries in older adults, and of special concern...
March 14, 2018
The uses of augmented reality have moved well beyond just catching Pokémon — now the technology has found its way into the operating room. Earlier this month surgeons from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center became the first in the country to use AR during a minimally invasive sinus procedure.
"[AR], which uses 3D mapping and imagery...
March 7, 2018
As virtual and augmented reality technologies continue to improve, researchers and entrepreneurs continue to investigate the role these tools may play in healthcare. In an educational session at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas Tuesday, presenters described the technologies’ current roadmap, highlighting persisting roadblocks and novel strategies incorporating other technologies.
After describing the...