June 8, 2016
While several startups have experimented with virtual doctor and nurse avatars, at the Center for Body Computing (CBC) at USC, researchers are taking the idea one step further. They're creating virtualized versions of actual living, breathing doctors -- starting with CBC Executive Director Dr. Leslie Saxon herself.
"That’s the virtual me," Saxon said on-stage at BIO 2016 in San Francisco,...
January 18, 2012
Want to empower consumers to improve healthcare and their own health status? Build a Tricorder and convince youngsters to "be like Mike."
Those were the takeaways from a high-level session featuring Dr. Leslie Saxon of the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing and Qualcomm's Don Jones at the third annual Digital Health Summit at 2012 International CES last week in Las Vegas...
October 31, 2011
Last week Boston Scientific launched an iPad app for physicians called CardioTeach, which medical professionals can use with their patients to discuss cardiovascular diseases. The app covers a number of diseases including atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and peripheral vascular disease.
The app helps physicians to customize and...
August 18, 2011
As MobiHealthNews reported last week, the University of Southern California Center for Body Computing wants to become the "epicenter of wireless health."
That's a lofty goal, considering the other, similar organizations right there in Southern California, including the UCLA Wireless Health Institute right there in Los Angeles, and, down toward San Diego, the West Wireless Health Institute, the...
August 11, 2011
The USC Center for Body Computing (CBC), an initiative to study and create the future of wireless medicine, recently announced its 17 founding members. The members will support wireless health research and innovation, and help develop product prototypes.
The founding members of the CBC include Agamatrix, AirStrip Technologies, Apollo Health Resources, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, Ayogo Games...
May 9, 2011
WLSA Co-Founder, President, CEO Robert McCray
By Robert B. McCray, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)
The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance convenes its 6th annual WLSA Convergence Summit in San Diego this week. In 2005 WLSA was the first organization to focus exclusively on the convergence of communications technology and healthcare, based on the founders...
December 2, 2010
The University of Southern California's Chief of Cardiology and Executive Director of USC's Center for Body Computing, Dr. Leslie Saxon authored a study published in the medical journal, Circulation. The study followed more than 100,000 patients across the US. who have implanted cardiac devices -- cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)...
September 27, 2010
Saxon sounds off: Noted wireless health thought leader Dr. Leslie Saxon produced the USC Body Computing Conference last week and also found time to pen a worthwhile column for Fast Company about the need for wireless health: "We live in a global economy and we need to continue our leadership in healthcare as we enter the Healthcare Digital Age. The physician-patient model--patient comes into the...