Tag Archives: reality

Reality TV Meets Crowdsourced Medicine in Netflix’s Diagnosis – WIRED

Before Angel exposed her health struggles to the internet, the 23-year-old woman had no idea what was happening to her body—only that it was in excruciating pain and producing urine the color of Coca-Cola. Her doctors couldn’t give her answers, and endless trips to specialists had left the Las Vegas nursing student on the brink… Read More »

Military-Specific Augmented Reality Patient Simulation: Interview with Dr. Kevin King, CEO of MedCognition

MedCognition, a Texas-based startup, has been awarded a contract to develop military-specific augmented reality patient simulations for the US army, in conjunction with Chenega Healthcare Services. The technology is based on an existing patient simulator, the PerSim system, which uses Microsoft HoloLens Mixed reality to project simulations of patients into real working environments to allow… Read More »

Virtual Reality as Therapy for Pain

I was packing up at the end of a family vacation in Florida when my back went into an excruciating spasm unrelieved by a fistful of pain medication. As my twin sons, then 8 years old, wheeled me through the airport, one of them suggested, “Mom, if you think about something else, it won’t hurt… Read More »