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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With smart lighting, the entire building gets smarter

Smart lighting, along with a customer experience approach, has attracted hospitality and business property players. Smart lighting has already been implemented in several areas: smart city, smart home and B2B, retail, and healthcare to improve the patients’ comfort. Smart lighting for service buildings has become a major subject for thinking and investment: it combines efficiency, connectivity, well-being, customisation and mobility. On the one hand, smart lighting requires a wide range of cross-disciplinary skills involving a whole panel of professions: lighting designer, architect, programmer, UX/UI graphic designer, and IT infrastructure expert. On the other hand, smart lighting is simple to...

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The basics of #MachineLearning

Machine Learning uses Big Data for predictive analytics. But how does it work? What’s it currently used for? Who are the main players in the market? As a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), also known as pattern recognition, should not be confused with Big Data: the Rocketfuel blog explains the relationship between the two concepts as follows: “Machine learning is to Big Data as human learning is to life experience: We interpolate and extrapolate from past experiences to deal with unfamiliar situations. Machine learning with big data will duplicate this behavior, at massive scales.” Simply put,...

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#BigData and #Analytics: no longer just a “buzz word”

All the market indicators for big data show a sharp rise over the next few years. Recent research by analysts show that managing and exploiting huge volumes of data has become a major priority for organisations, resulting in a boom for technology providers, in particular data broker services. Big Data is no longer just a buzzword or something adopted by a handful of adventurous organisations. According to a Gartner report published in June, 75% of businesses across all industry sectors will invest in big data in the next two years.  The main objectives for companies’ big data projects include...

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Apple, IBM, Samsung, Microsoft and Google: big ambitions in #healthcare

From cloud platforms for centralising medical data to ultra-connected medical equipment and even processing DNA, the digital giants are innovating in healthcare. The long-awaited Apple Watch finally came on the market in April, and has a range of dedicated sport and health-tracking apps. The connected watch has its own fitness tracker and a number of other versions are available on App Store, such as Strava, Nike+ Running and Runtastic. Apple Watch and HealthKit The Apple Watch is also equipped with a sensor that detects the user’s heartbeats; a number of specific apps such as Mayo Clinic Synthesis, an app...

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