Healthcare

3D printing for healthcare has made huge progress

From ’s e-Nable, a network of volunteers who manufacture cheap prostheses to additive manufacturing projects to give medical treatment astronauts during their time in space, 3D printing is increasingly being used for healthcare. Thanks to e-Nable France and 3D printing, the Christmas season was filled with moving stories. Father Christmas brought hand prostheses to children. A young girl called Lola, suffering from congenital malformation, received her first articulated device, neatly painted pink, thanks to a skilled prosthetics-maker from her region. In late 2016, 6-year-old Chaï was able to put on a Batman-themed hand, which will be regularly updated as...

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Virtual reality for the training of healthcare professionals

Treating patients via virtual reality is already possible, and so is the training of tomorrow’s doctors. In training or in the operating room, 21st-century medicine is using VR to offer better treatment to patients. With the 3D immersion offered by this technology, students learn better, which in turn improves patient care. Virtual reality is used to help and treat patients for more and more conditions such as anxiety, stress, visual impairment, phobias, and mental disorders. It is also used to train healthcare professionals: tomorrow’s doctors have already been experimenting with VR with very tangible results for their patients. Teaching...

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#eHealth: focus on the digital transformation of healthcare

Healthcare, IoT, Open Data, Open Innovation, digital transformation as part of employees’ everyday lives, smart cities: emedia is back after the summer break with a selection of the best digital trends and uses. Today, the Econocom blog looks at security and healthcare data, using robots to train healthcare professionals, robotic assistance in the operating theatre and mobile health apps. Open data in the healthcare sector: how far should it go? Exploiting healthcare data is a hugely sensitive subject. While the supporters acclaim major advances in public health, detractors condemn invasions of privacy. The debate is raging in France, where...

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Econocom Netherlands nominated for two Computable Awards

Nieuwegein, June 13th, 2016 - Econocom Netherlands, specialised in financing, designing, and overseeing the digital transformation of Dutch companies in selected market segments, is nominated for two Computable Awards. The digital services provider is shortlisted for the 'Digital Company of the Year' award and Yann Toutant, CEO of Econocom Netherlands, for the 'CEO of the Year' award.   The Computable Awards are given to companies, projects and individuals who have clearly distinguished themselves in their field of expertise, over the past year, according to the readers of Computable. Yann Toutant says: "We are very proud to be nominated twice and value this...

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Open Data in the healthcare sector: how far should it go?

Exploiting healthcare data is a hugely sensitive subject. While the supporters acclaim major advances in public health, detractors condemn invasions of privacy. The debate is raging in France, where the government is inviting the general public to submit their ideas on the subject. Meanwhile, an incident in the UK whereby a Google-owned company got hold of the data of over a million patients is sure to fuel the anti-open data contingent. Open Data in healthcare has made its first tentative steps in France. One major manifestation of this is the creation of a public database of medication, enabling both...

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