This interesting PBS Hour video shows several bionics projects that use state-of-the-art robotica in creating artificial limbs to assist the disabled.
The Dutch Journal for Surgeons, publishes an article written by my collegue Younass and myself. We wrote this article to further explain some of the points we made during our keynote at the natinal Convention of Surgeons last month. The entire article here in English and Dutch, the PDF of the journal here. Background links and articles here (mostly Dutch).
Younass Aboulghit and Arjen Kamphuis
We live at a time when information technology is drastically changing our lives. We can see the digital process all around us in information systems and the change in our working procedures. People always expect to be able to get information quickly and share it with each other if it's important. In healthcare there are opportunities and a new generation of patients has high expectations. The question is: how do we embrace the potential of information technology while maintaining quality and professionalism? How do we prevent the indiscriminate use of IT making the work of the specialist more difficult, rather than easier? That things can go badly wrong with healthcare projects has been demonstrated with the case of the Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Computer viruses and palliatives against them are a growing threat to high-tech care. There is a classic solution for the old problem of a vulnerable mono-culture: diversity.
Last Monday alarm bells went off in many IT departments. A viral infection on Windows XP computers was initially caused by an anti-virus update from McAfee. The update made part of the system appear to be a threat and system file protection software made the system unusable, a type of auto-immune disease.