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When Technological Developments Are Faster Than Our Imagination

We are all working hard on implementing digital solutions in healthcare and everyday practices, create new solutions to access medical records online and with mobile technologies. Sometimes futurists come up with quite brave ideas about making future technologies available, but when technological advances are just faster than our imagination, I start to smile.

Accessing patient data at the right time with a secure system is a real challenge. Some doctors use tablets, patients use wearable technologies, therefore developing a solution that suits everyone’s needs is complicated.

But what if you can just project a touchscreen wherever you want to? It could truly revolutionize the way we access and create electronic medical information and data.

Instead of being tethered to your hardware, WorldKit is designed to make access to computing instant and mobile by making the world your touchscreen. Right now, the system involves a ceiling-mounted camera and projector that record hand movements and then project onto the surface of your choice. Some potential uses include TV remote controls, which can be accessed by rubbing the arm of a sofa, or calendars that can be swiped onto doors.


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  1. Dr. David Addison #

    I was working during 7 years in the ESAGIL project, a free platform available online that matches symptoms with diseases. In my team, we were 14 investigators from 9 countries trying to create an unique platform were everybody could introduce symptoms and the computer software will give all the associated diseases. Of course, there are many similar online, but this platform is unique. First of all: it is a worldwide effort. For instance an American doctor can very good treating Parkinson’s disease but a Bolivian doctor can be better trained in dengue fever. Secondly, we were looking all possible variants but we decided to kept the algorithm in a simple way, after two Russian mathematicians discovered that the more complicated algorithm the less accurate results we got. And finally: the more important thing was keeping the platform in a language that people could understand. The project is new, ongoing, and in June will be the first year online. Yo can see it working at . A nice review of how the main symptom checkers work in real life:

    May 4, 2013

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