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Posts tagged ‘Surgery’
I’ve been massively writing about the potentials of Google Glass in healthcare and while I got an invitation, I couldn’t test it myself as I’m not a US citizen.
This prezi gives you a clear picture about what surgeons would expect from wearing Google Glass. But here are 3 other examples.
Remote virtual surgery via Google Glass and telepresence:
From Oculus Rift to Smart Glass: world-changing future products getting their start today:
RealView 3D Live Intraoperative Holography Using Philips Imaging (VIDEO): Imagine when you can do this with Google Glass!
There are too many interesting news and posts focusing on the potential benefits of Twitter in healthcare so I thought I would share these with you in a compilation.
The first live-tweeted surgery (Global Neighbourhoods): Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit performed the first live-tweeted surgery. Can you imagine how useful it can be in the future in medical education? (And the monitor on the image proves only Tweetdeck could make it possible.)
Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Health Services
- 140 Health Care Uses for Twitter (phil baumann online): Many ideas that can revolutionize healthcare.
- 100 Ways for Hospitals, Health Systems to Twitter (Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media)
- Melissa Rethlefsen and Colin Segovis covered my favourite subject in their article, Medicine in the Era of Web 2.0
Twitter users now carry on conversations (called “tweets”) with each other, share information learned at conferences and CME events, and query peers about professional concerns. Physician bloggers Ves Dimov, M.D., of Clinical Cases and Images (http://clinicalcases.blogspot.com/) and Kevin Pho, M.D., of Kevin, M.D. (www.kevinmd.com) use Twitter to communicate information rapidly without writing a traditional blog post. Others use Twitter to rapidly share information gathered at conferences that colleagues are unable to attend.
To sum it up, Twitter is extremely useful these days and it will be even more popular in the future. When we are talking about online reputation, we will not refer to blogs, but Twitter accounts. Join the discussions there.
EyeSeeCam will be presented in the Salon at this year’s Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 conference. The man behind the idea is Johannes Vockeroth from the University Hospital Munich.
Demonstration: The Gaze-Driven Head-Mounted Camera is a novel approach to document medical treatment. The device stores and transmits the exclusive point of view of the surgeon.
EyeSeeCam is a novel head-mounted camera controlled by the user’s eye movements. It allows, for the first time, to literally see the world through somebody else’s eyes. A mobile eye tracker system continuously directs the camera towards the user’s point of gaze, so that the camera captures exactly what the user’s eyes see.
It means surgeons can record surgical procedures from their “point of views”.
According to the Wikipedia article on self-surgery:
Self-surgery is the act of performing a surgical procedure on oneself. It can be a rare manifestation of a psychological disorder, an attempt to avoid embarrassment or legal action, or an act taken in extreme circumstances out of necessity.
Now the List Universe created a list of the top 10 most incredible self-surgeries. A short overview about what you will find there (the names and the procedure they performed):
Dr Jerri Nielsen: Biopsy
Amanda Feilding: Trepanation
Deborah Sampson: Extraction of Musket Ball
Dr Evan O’Neill Kane: Appendectomy and Inguinal Hernia Repair
Joannes Lethaeus: Lithotomy (Removal of stones formed inside certain hollow organs such as the bladder and kidneys)
Sampson Parker: Amputation of Right Arm
Dr Leonid Rogozov: Appendectomy
Douglas Goodale: Amputation of Right Arm
Aron Ralston: Amputation of Right Arm
Ines Ramírez: Caesarean Section
You shouldn’t miss all those interesting stories and incredible images.