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A recent article in The Atlantic looks at privacy concerns surrounding Google Glass. The device, introduced to the UK and U.S. markets in May 2014, has stirred up enthusiasm in the healthcare field for its potential applications that can enhance clinical efficiency and doctor-patient interaction. The device is packed with features that respond to voice commands and even head movements, making it useful for a doctor whose hands are occupied during surgery, for example. Like the smartphone, Glass allows the user to take a picture or record a video even without someone’s knowledge or consent. Ironically, this very sophistication has elicited growing concern over privacy issues.
‘Scrappy’ came in to Vets Now Edinburgh early on the night of 24th July after being hit by a car travelling around 40mph, then dragged around 40feet. Scrappy’s owner witnessed the whole thing and was understandably very shook up! Scrappy was treated for shock, and after blood tests and scans to rule out internal injuries, went on to make a brilliant recovery throughout the night.
The Longines Global Champions Tour has crossed through Europe, then went to Shanghai, and is in France during July.
Considered as the Formula 1 contest of jumping, the Longines Global Champions Tour took place in Paris on July 4, 5 and 6th. After Cannes and Monaco, the best riders of the category met in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower for 3 days of competition.
As part of a sponsorship, Agfa HealthCare’s CR 15-X digitizer and dedicated Equine DR 35 wireless digital detector solution are being used by the “Horse Ambulance Group” to screen and care for the horses participating in the Tour.This veterinary clinic is available on-site to all horses participating in the Championship series, 24 hours a day, for the duration of the event. The fully-equipped clinic truck was realized thanks to the support of companies such as Agfa HealthCare and is featuring state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapy machines,
Next stops of theTour are Valkenswaard, London, Lausanne and Vienna….on all those events, Agfa HealthCare is bringing its expertise and support to the veterinarians.
SOMETHING as simple as a tattoo may be able to provide earlier detections of skin cancer and other health conditions.
In 2011, Cleveland Clinic became the first medical institution to partner with InnoCentive. The company provides a platform for crowdsourcing medical and research problems. Read the article!
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