FDA clears HoloLens for medical use in “pre-operative surgical planning” | On MSFT

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I tried to wrap my head around 4D imaging; all it did was make my mind hurt at this hour.

The FDA cleared the Microsoft HoloLens for 510(k) clearance to the OpenSight Augmented Reality System. OpenSight is the first AR (augmented reality) application for use in “pre-operative surgical planning.” As outlined in a press release by Novarad, OpenSight uses 2D, 3D, and 4D images overlayed onto patients’ bodies to provide a visual guide on what doctors may encounter internally during surgery.

via FDA clears HoloLens for medical use in “pre-operative surgical planning” | On MSFT

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PyCon UK 2018: My thoughts – including childcare review « Robin’s Blog

An overlooked aspect of conference attendance. Personally, I have no children, so it never crossed my mind. This is a start because Pythonistas have outside lives and families too!

via PyCon UK 2018: My thoughts – including childcare review « Robin’s Blog

Smartphones to become pocket doctors after scientists discover camera flash and microphone can be used to diagnose illness

I’m all for this, especially if it’s covered by Medicare and most major insurances. Anything that puts more controls in the hands of patients that want it, and saves medical costs as well can not be a bad thing.

Smartphones will soon become mobile laboratories which can monitor bone density, calculate red blood cell levels and even predict if an asthma attack is imminent.

Source: Smartphones to become pocket doctors after scientists discover camera flash and microphone can be used to diagnose illness

Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump’s coal country

I have actually been to these places as a truck driver, picking up at paper plants in this part of the world. The same came be said for other parts of the South and the Ohio Valley region.

‘The election was a wakeup call,’ says Rep. Ro Khanna, who came to eastern Kentucky to see what the tech industry and Appalachia can offer each other.

Source: Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump’s coal country – POLITICO

Tech apps and medicine, a start


I just received a CPAP machine today as I compose this after nearly 3 months of drama diagnosing a condition that was obvious to any medical professional, however due to the setup that the Medical Racket Industry Complex requires all of this adds drama and mega cost to the procedure. I guess someone is getting paid of my humanity.

That is my new look @ sleeping time, less the wires and probes in the photo. It is worse through the entire body and an experience I wouldn’t wish on an enemy. As some of you know, I am a techie, and so in my TL this story came up which shows promise and can eliminate the scourge of the MRIC in the United States.

In Information Technology, gray matter counts more than gray hair

Finally, some encouraging news to those of us of a certain age who are felt to be disposable, unemployable, and just discarded with the trash, because we are not corporate people.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/in-information-technology-gray-matter-counts-more-than-gray-hair/

And I agree with you that Databases of all flavors run businesses, but to interact with them and enable line of business applications, you have to put somebody’s “scripting” language in there. Whether it’s JavaScript for the Web, Python, C#, Java, et cetera, there will always be a play for them.