Among the many exciting stories coming out of Health Innovation Week in Silicon Valley was the announcements of the winners of Morgenthaler Venture’s DCtoVC pitch contest and the Body Slam competition at USC’s Body Computing Lab.
Anesthesiology i-Pocket is ideal for students and nurses who are refreshing the basics of anesthetics however the concise nature and lack of depth mean that this application is not suitable for those specialising in the subject.
IOS Fixator demonstrates the capabilities of mobile medical technology within a healthcare environment. Surgeons who use the IOS device will find the app assists their pre-operative planning whilst others will hopefully appreciate the impact that such an app could have if applied to their particular specialty.
The built in sensors and communication capabilities of the iPad could lead to new types of assistive surgical instruments that could make the iPad a game changer in the operating room. The iPad could be brought directly into the operative field in a small sterile bag where the touch interface makes it possible to change settings even using gloved hands.
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