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Is it good for me?

I read a book sometime ago, “The Story of the Human Body” by Daniel Lieberman, and was intrigued by the observation that quite a few of ailments that are common today, like tooth cavity, diabetes… were not at all common in our ancestors. The reason, according to the author, is …

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Augmented Reality in the Operating Room

Augmented reality is slowly, but definitely, entering the Operating Rooms in many hospitals around the world to help the surgeons and the operating team. We have seen surgeons wearing the Google Glass (you can find a comprehensive review of their use here) and as technology evolves, both in terms of …

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare III

2. Healthcare personalisation The sequencing of the genome is now a mass market reality. It kept decreasing but it has remained stable, around 1,000$ since 2016. The cost is expected to start decreasing again in the next decade with more effective mapping technologies (leveraging on machine learning, something that is …

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare I

Healthcare cost is on the rise and this is possibly one of the main reasons why there is so much interest in automation. It should however be noticed that in a few health care areas automation is sought to deliver better quality, like in pharma. Assistive automation in surgery is …

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Autonomous systems in healthcare

I am working, with several other people, in the preparation of the third White Paper on Symbiotic Autonomous Systems focussing on today’s use, after the first White Paper addressing the Vision and the second detailing the Roadmaps, and I am looking for contribution from industry in addition to the ones …

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Digital Twins: where we are where we go – V

Impact Digital Twins are becoming an integral part of the Digital Transformation and basically any area that can be affected by the Digital Transformation may see the application of Digital Twins. On the one hand, Digital Twins derive from the digitalization of specification, design and manufacturing processes and they are …

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Digital Twins: where we are where we go – III

Consensus is growing that the next decade will see the expansion of Digital Twins applications in many areas as well as their extension in capabilities. Let’s consider two examples related to new fields of application, one in healthcare that is in the process of applying Digital Twins to include humans …

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