In this Tuesday's Brief Reality report, there's a trio of stories from the healthcare world where augmented reality is helping out with surgical microscopes, asthma treatment, and other diagnostic and treatment tools. There's also something for all of you AR/VR storytellers out there.
Investors are ready to throw their money at augmented and virtual use cases that demonstrate a business purpose and a return on investment.
Medical training technology company CAE Healthcare has given birth to the latest example of how augmented reality can help to build practical operating room skills for doctors and nurses. The company's newest product is called LucinaAR, which harnesses the power of the Microsoft HoloLens.
This how to video demonstrates how to administer a subcutaneous injection on a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is do subcutaneous injections in the abdomen, back of the arms, outer thighs and love handles. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.
This how to video demonstrates how to mix two different types of insulin for a patient. Watch and learn how to properly prepare a mixture of regular insulin and neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH) insulin. Make sure you do the proper order of draw. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.
This how to video demonstrates how to reset an IV bag. Watch and learn how to easy it is to do. Make sure your hemostat and caps are all handy before starting the IV bag reset. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.
Pushups are a great workout. But if you think you're ready to take it to the next level, you should consider incorporating backback pushups into your workout. The added weight will give your muscles added strength and give an exciting new take on a simple exercise.
News: Magic Lines Works to Restore Mobility to Parkinson's and Dementia Patients Through AR on Magic Leap & HoloLens
Parkinson's disease, a condition that can impair movement and coordination, affects over 10 million people worldwide. And with around 60,000 Americans being diagnosed every year, we're on track to see almost one million Parkinson's afflicted Americans by 2020.
NextReality will be giving readers a rundown of the augmented and mixed reality news briefs from the preceding week that we didn't cover already. This way, you'll never miss anything of importance in the NextReality landscape, and will always know what's going on with new augmented and mixed reality tech and applications. The first one starts right now, and you can enjoy future ones every Tuesday going forward, so stay tuned.
People love sex. They don't love talking about the possible repercussions of sex. And with dating apps such as Tinder, Grindr, and Bumble paving new ways for strangers to talk and have casual hookups, people need to be able to more comfortably have a conversation about sexual health and protection. Luckily, now there's an app for that.
ER showed the world what goes on inside the emergency room, and in every episode, we experienced a common but very important procedure— intubation. But ER never made it seems easy; it showed just how hard it is for medical students to successfully intubate a patient due to fear and naivety. And for real-life doctors and medical practitioners, learning the art of airway management is just as difficult.
News: 5 Ventilator Hacks Doctors & DIYers Are Sharing in the Face of Shortages to Try & Help Save COVID-19 Patients
With the nation facing a shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients and no apparent ramp-up in the production of new ones, engineers, medical resistents, and do-it-yourselfers are sharing plans for homemade versions.
A calf strain is a tearing or stretching of the calf muscle. It is generally due to trauma or overuse. Symptoms are localized pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the area. Learn more about calf strains including treatments and symptoms in this medical video.
Quitting smoking is a super smart professional decision - but intentions are easier than actions!
The aim of CPR is to preserve life by maintaining an adequate supply of oxygen to the heart and brain. Effective CPR prolongs a person's chance of survival until either a defibrillator arrives and can be used to shock the heart back into its normal rhythm or advanced professional life support is available. This how-to video shows you how to use a portable CPR Ezy when someone you know is suffering from a heart attack. This medical device helps you perform CPR on a victim in a constant rhythm.
With the countless daytime talk shows starring and featuring doctors, nurses, and other medical specialists, discovering new ways to live a healthy life is just a remote click away. Although their shows might draw you in with incredible facts and mind-blowing secrets to weight loss success, it's important to take each televised recommendation with a bit of suspicion—most of these familiar faces aren't exactly telling the truth.
Food poisoning, also referred to as food-borne illness, is a gastrointestinal disorder that results from eating contaminated food. . Who is at risk? Anyone can get food poisoning, especially travellers and those who live in tropical climates. Infants, elderly people, and those with serious medical conditions have the greatest risk if they get food poisoning. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need to be especially careful. Learn about the different causes, symptoms, and treatments of food ...
Here are several bizarre occurrences that are believed to have happened all over the world. You gotta hear about these!
You're minding your business when your Apple Watch taps you. To your surprise, the watch claims your heart rate dipped abnormally low. The news might come as a shock — especially if you have no history of a heart condition — but before you panic, you should take the time to fully understand what this alert is really saying and what you can and should do about it.
In recent years, medical professionals have demonstrated how the HoloLens can assist in surgeries, ranging from collarbone repairs to spinal surgeries to cosmetic procedures. Now, the largest children's hospital in the United Kingdom is also ready to deploy the technology.
Following up on a preview of the deal we reported during last week's CES, Dell has officially announced the details around its role as the first company to resell the Meta 2 augmented reality headset.
Studying to be a pediatric nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to assess a five year old's medical condition. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to read a five year old's vital signs. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
Waking up your Apple Watch to see "your heart has shown signs of an irregular rhythm suggestive of atrial fibrillation" might come as a shock. While your watch can send you warnings if it detects a fast or low heart rate, those messages are pretty vague, while the abnormal arrhythmia alert can downright scary. So what should you do if you receive one of these AFib notifications?
Every physician, medical student or resident, from emergency room doctors and nurses to anesthesiologists, need to know of the most fundamental skill sets: airway assessment and management. But before one can be proficient with this skill set, you need to know the tools of the trade.
Septic shock is a serious and often life threatening emergency medical condition in which the blood pressure is extremely low. Insufficient blood therefore reaches the body tissues and this means that not enough oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the body. Medical shock is a serious circulatory condition not to be confused with emotional shock or surprise. Learn more about shock and the symptoms in this medical how-to video.
The MCL or the medial collateral ligament is a thick fibrous tissue that spans the distance between the bottom of the thigh bone and the top of the tibia on the inside of the knee joint. A MCL injury is caused by stretching or tearing of the MCL ligament in the knee. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for a MCL injury in this medical how-to video.
While it can't do anything to alleviate stress, a recent update to S Health will let you monitor your stress levels using nothing but your Samsung Galaxy S5. If you're feeling stressed, just place your fingertip on the heart-rate sensor and S Health will tell you roughly how stressed out you are (or aren't).
One of the main objectives in medical care involves patient pain management. The most effective way of managing a patients pain is for minor procedures is local anesthesia. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to infuse a local anesthetic into a wound. Follow along and learn how easy it is to inject local anesthetic into a wound.
An important part of surgery is knowing the various types of closures to perform. This medical how-to video demonstrates how to do a deep dermal suturing technique. The deep dermal technique is especially good for laceration repair or wound closure in the operating room. Follow along with the medical video to learn the deep dermal closure technique.
Studying to be a pediatric nurse? Then here is a nursing how-to video that teaches you how to effectively communicate with child patients using medical play. Every nurse should know the basics of this technique, follow along and see how easy it is to assess the status of child patient with play. These medical tips are sure to help you pass your nursing exam with flying colors.
In this video lesson for doctors, you will learn how to do a shoulder examination. First, you'll get a review of the procedures for evaluating any joint, and then jump into the basics of inspection of the shoulder, then learn palpation, and range of motion. This is a very general shoulder examination, meant to serve as a refresher course for those medical doctors or medical students who already know the exam procedure.
How To: Find the Right App to Schedule an Insurance-Covered Virtual Doctor's Visit Right from Your Phone
The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus a pandemic, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends video visits with a healthcare professional to reduce the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. If you are experiencing mild flu-like symptoms, virtual doctor visits may also prevent you from endangering others.
Your Apple Watch sends you notifications from friends, family, and the apps that are important to you. Occasionally, however, the watch may scare the heck out of you with a notification warning of an abnormal, elevated heart rate. If you have no history of heart conditions, this alert might come as a shock. Why do you have a high heart rate, and what are you to do with the information?
A 'superbug' fungus is currently running riot in the hospitals of New York and New Jersey. This outbreak of Candida auris has contributed to 17 deaths in NYC, according to recent reports.
This medical how-to video gives you tips on obtaining venous blood samples. Follow along and learn how to obtain blood samples with a venipuncture procedure. This procedure is very common in the medical field. To start venipuncture you need to have the needles, vacuum container, and blood tubes ready. Watch to learn the step by step process.
This medical how-to video demonstrates how to catheterize males and females with a Foley catheter. Follow along and learn how insert the catheter into a bladder using mannequins. The first part of the video shows a female Foley catheterization and the second half shows the male version of this medical procedure.
This video tutorial shows how to set up an intravenous line, or intravenous drip. Most are familiar with IVs, as a way of providing people undergoing medical treatment that are otherwise unable to ingest food with vital nutrients. Watch this educational medical science video and learn how to set up and insert an intravenous line.
A concussion is the most common type of brain injury, often occurring in bike and car accidents or during sports. Many people think that you have to lose consciousness to have a concussion but that is indeed not the case. A concussion occurs any time you have some type of trauma to the head. That can be jostling of the head where the brain is basically just hitting the inside of the skull or it can actually be where you hit your head or somebody that falls and they fall and hit their head. Ki...
Venepuncture is the process of collecting venous blood. Or more simply, it's the process of drawing blood from a vein for medical testing. Watch this video medical health tutorial and learn how to prepare and perform venepuncture.
Before there was Gray's Anatomy, physicians and medical students used anatomical flap books to explore the inner workings of the human body—a scientific illustrated guide that takes its name from the moveable paper flaps that can be "dissected" to reveal hidden anatomy underneath. Similar to pop-up books, these instructional tools mimic the act of human dissection, allowing doctors and students to study the intricacies of the body normally concealed by flesh.