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Healthcare

Technology Helps Cut Global Surgery Shortage

Too many people around the world lack access to affordable surgery. About 143 million additional procedures are needed each year in low- and middle-income countries to prevent unnecessary death and disability, according to a 2015 study. Yet new devices, AR and VR platforms, data analytics tools, and even AI-powered robots are slowly changing the game.   More

Bio & Life Sciences

Google Glass in the Operating Room?

Scrubs? Check. Surgical mask? Check. Google Glass? Quite possibly. Coming soon to an operating room near you, surgeons may be donning Glass, the wearable computer from Google, to help them in their work. But will Glass be a medical game changer? In a Wall Street Journal blog, Timothy Hay, reporting on a panel presented the recent Health Innovation Summit in San Francisco, outlines the pros: Doctors can use Glass to alternate between looking at patients and viewing that patient’s medical imagery on the lens, “the same way a driver can alternative between looking at the road and glancing in the rearview mirror.”   More