Researchers develop unique AR health care tool for remote medical assistance

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New tech allows experienced medical professionals to remotely assist less-experienced doctors in war zones. Researchers from Purdue University have crated AR health care tools that enable experienced surgeons and physicians from around the world to help less-experienced doctors caring for those in war zones, areas that have been hit by natural disasters, and rural regions, perform complex procedures. The technology can help to minimize the number of casualties. The augmented reality (AR) tools connect health care professionals in remote areas with surgeons and physicians across the globe. As such, the…

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Augmented reality may have a future in medicine

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AR continues to gain attention as a practical medical tool Augmented reality is well on its way to establishing itself as a premier medical tool. The technology has long been considered little more than a gimmick used to entice consumers and provide entertaining digital content to people with smartphones and tablets. AR has recently been seeing more practical uses, however, especially when it comes to the medical field. Doctors are beginning to take AR more seriously and utilize the technology in surgeries and in providing patients with more detailed information…

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QR codes used to next generation medical bracelet

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QR codes are not just marketing tools QR codes are most often seen in magazines and newspapers as part of advertisements designed to engage mobile consumers. They have been quite effective in this purpose and have managed to become a staple for marketers that operate in the mobile space. One of the reasons QR codes have become so successful in the marketing field is because of their ability to quickly distribute information. This particular quality could prove to be advantageous in the field of health care. ENDEVR introduced new coded…

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Augmented reality may be the future of health care

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Augmented reality and medicine continue to mingle Wearable technology is expected to be become much more common in the near future, especially as companies like Google gain a firmer understanding of the capabilities of augmented reality. As technology becomes more advanced, its use in health care is becoming more common. Augmented reality has been the subject of interest in the medical field for some time, but there are still few tools that make use of this technology in the medical sector. That may change, however, due to a partnership formed…

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Doctors use augmented reality to perform surgery

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German surgeons perform surgery with the help of augmented reality Surgeons from the Asklepios Hospital on Hamburg-Barmbek, Germany, have successfully performance liver surgery with the help of an iPad and an augmented reality application. While this may not register as a major medical breakthrough, it does show that augmented reality technology is beginning to move away from the field of advertising and entertainment. The technology has been restricted to these two fields for several years due to its aptitude at engaging consumers in a dynamic and interactive way. AR app…

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QR codes used for medical alert products from ScanMed

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ScanMed introduces QR codes into new service QR codes are quickly becoming much more than mobile marketing and mobile commerce tools. ScanMed, a leading provider of medical alert technology, has been using the codes for some time and has developed a new emergency medical alert system that is based entirely on the use of QR codes. The ScanMed QR CardSuite has been introduced this week, with the company claiming that it is the first service of its kind in the medical alert industry. Codes contain vital medical information A ScanMed…

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Mhealth program assists with the prescription of apps to patients

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Happtique provides doctors with help in giving people mobile advice along with their medication. With the increasing popularity of mhealth applications and features, it may soon become commonplace for doctors to recommend apps for their patients’ smartphones along with the medication that has been prescribed. There are already thousands of health and medicine applications currently available. Some estimates of the numbers of these apps are as high as 40,000, though no complete count of the applications for download has ever been performed. These mhealth apps provide a broad range of…

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Augmented reality may have a future in health care

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Report explores the use of augmented reality in MRI procedures Researchers from Johns Hopkins University, a private research university based in Maryland, have produced a study concerning augmented reality and its uses in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). According to the study, augmented reality could be a useful tool for health care professionals and could enable more accuracy in various medical practices. The study suggests that the interactive nature of augmented reality, as well as its ability to enable health care professionals to see medical situations in a new way, could…

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iMPak launches new NFC-enabled health device

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Joint venture aims to help those with medical conditions with new device Meridian Health, a health care system based in New Jersey, has announced that its joint venture, iMPak Health, has developed a new affordable health device for consumers. The joint venture has created a mobile device that incorporates NFC technology as a way to provide users with pertinent information concerning their health. iMPak believes that the device will be useful for those that have heart conditions or those that may be at risk of developing heart conditions. NFC-enabled device…

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The future of health care may be in the hands of augmented reality and NFC technology

Ergonomidesign, a leading design consultancy firm, has revealed what the future of health care system may look like. A team of researchers from the firm have created a new system that combines the emerging trends in technology, life and health science, and social networking. Much of the system makes use of augmented reality technology to handle high detail displays of information. The physical aspects of the system use NFC technology as a way to enable quick communications between patients and health care professionals. To see the firm’s creation, it looks…

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Health care reform may be improved by using mobile devices

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A firm called Deloitte has released an Issue Brief in which they have outlined the ways in which health care reform can benefit from the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, helping to enhance the patient experience and to decrease some of the current health care costs. The report explained that if the mobile device, such as the phone, could be used in order to obtain information and use electronic health records, it has the potential to “analyze aggregate data to activate mobile, patient-specific output such as medication reminders,…

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