Digital Health

Doctors are saving lives with VR

(USA Today) – Earlier this year, inside a cramped, windowless corner office at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, I put on a virtual reality headset and tried to save a little girl’s life. It wasn’t real, of course, but it sure felt like it was. […]

Medical Technology

Here Are the Microsurgeons That Will Soon Roam Our Bodies

Singularity Hub – On a crisp fall evening in 2006, Dr. Sylvain Martel held his breath as a technician slipped an anesthetized pig into a whirling fMRI machine. His eyes stared intently at a computer screen, which showed a magnetic bead hovering inside the pig’s delicate blood vessels. The tension in the room was palpable. […]

3D Printing

3D Printing: Innovation in Healthcare

Disruption – Medical 3D printing, otherwise known as bioprinting, was once an ambitious pipe dream. However, time and investment eventually made it a reality. Now, 3D printers are helping pharmaceutical companies to create more specific drugs, enabling the rapid production of medical implants, and changing the way that doctors and surgeons plan procedures. […]