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First Facial Reconstruction Surgery With Help of 3D Printer

Jenni Bredin

A man from Cardiff, Stephen Power had a critical motorcycle accident in 2012 which left him hospitalised for months. He experienced serious damage to his maxilla, cheekbones, nose and fractured his skull despite wearing a helmet. When he eventually left the hospital, his face was disfigured, which he explains majorly affected the quality of his […]

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ER doctors Use Google Glass To Quickly Access Patient Information

Jenni Bredin

A hospital in Boston has developed a custom information retrieval system for Google Glass, that allows ER doctors to scan a QR code on the wall of each room to retrieve patient information. Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the system in his blog: “In the Emergency Department, we’ve developed […]

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iPad brain rehabilitation app is proving to be very successful

Jenni Bredin

Many stroke and traumatic brain injury sufferers experience difficulty speaking or understanding what other people are saying. Thankfully the brain is able to repair itself to some extent, with the help of cognitive and speech therapy programs. However the rehabilitation process is very expensive and often requires weekly visits of specialty clinics. A startup business […]

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Kinect Helps Stroke Victims With Rehab Process

Jenni Bredin

Kinect, Microsoft’s motion-sensing technology could make stroke rehabilitation more successful and more fun. Researchers have been working in partnerships 7,000 miles apart in order to help stroke victims recover their motor skills faster by using Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system. A partnership between Seoul National University and Microsoft Research Asia revealed their laboratory project Stroke Recovery […]

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