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The Venn Room

As I am locked down I turn to the cyberspace to regain a bit of freedom and maintain some sort of human touch. The use of Bluejeans, Skype, Teams, Zoom and similar has increased significantly, in synch with the epidemic, I would say. That is fine, and actually I am …

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Could the convergence of Mixed Reality, Robots and Social Networks be the future of hybrid attendance and participation in conferences and other gathering events?

Posted on behalf of Louis Nisiotis and Lyuba Alboul As a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the wide-reaching recommendations for discouraging or even prohibiting large gatherings, many conferences, concerts, matches and tournaments, and various meetings have either being postponed, cancelled or changed venues, with some of them deciding to …

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Virtual Holoportation

Over 15 years ago I was fortunate of working at the Future Centre with a team of young people from all over the world attracted to Venice and to the opportunity of envisaging the (a possible) future. One of the future scenarios that was created was about a grandfather and …

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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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Taking AR to OR

I had a chance of interacting, several years ago, with LeRoy Heinrichs, a doctor/scientist at Stanford. He showed me how they were training the future surgeons (he was specialised in gynaecology) by using a sort of virtual setting. The real surgeon used a scalpel on the real patient and that …

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