Author Archive for: ‘testjoe’

Congratulations – Mike Zyda, IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award

Hearty Congratulations! MOVES founding director, Mike Zyda was recognized with the 2017 IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee’s Technical Achievement Award for his many exciting contributions to the field of virtual reality. Among other noteworthy contributions to this quickly-evolving field, the award recognizes Mike’s contribution to developing the Nation’s top gaming curriculum at USC. The attached VR2017-VGTCAward-tech[1] sums it up …

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HBR Review of VA Transformation

The author invited VA Secretary Bob McDonald to present his views on transformation of the VA over the last 2 1/2 years as part of the author’s Managing Service Organizations course. One of the 5 lessons McDonald reflected one, “Build a capacity for learning and continuous improvement,” makes specific mention of the importance of Lean Six Sigma and Human-Centered Design …

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AI and Healthcare – perspectives from down under

Perspectives from Australia’s National Science Agency – CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization – on the challenges, current state and projected future of big data and machine learning for improved healthcare. https://theconversation.com/why-artificial-intelligence-has-not-revolutionised-healthcare-yet-69403 The author is Group Leader, Biomedical and Informatics at CSIRO. -joe

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USNI: Randy Forbes possible SECNAV ??

Sponsor of House Resolution 487: Recognizing M&S as a National Critical Technology Randy Forbes is the Favorite for Trump’s Secretary of the Navy THE PENTAGON — An advocate for a 350-ship Navy and $20-billion annual shipbuilding budgets and a vocal opponent of Chinese aggression in the Western Pacific will likely be the pick for the next Secretary of the Navy …

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Universal Healthcare

Since healthcare is an important recruiting, retention and readiness issue, you may appreciate this article. It provides useful background on US costs/quality as well as policy issues that contribute to why the US, unlike most other developed nations, does not have universal healthcare. -Joe

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Missing the boat on underwater robotics?

Many great points in RADM Byus’ article… Underwater Robots: Will the Pentagon Miss the Boat? – Blog “It will take some progressive thinkers in the Defense Department to say, ‘For this industrial base to be in place when we need it, we need to kick start the commercial applications as well as the government applications.’” A cautionary tale is found …

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AR and VR in Healthcare

Article predicts that 25% of the investment in AR and VR will be in healthcare. Skip Rizzo’s work at USC- BraveMind combat stress program is mentioned. Not much detail here beyond broad areas like patient therapy, disease research and medical eduction. Indeed, a recent Goldman-Sachs report forecasts the market for AR/VR in healthcare, second only to gaming, will reach $5.1 …

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Alienware Notebook with Eye Tracking

I want one! Alienware Creates World’s First Intelligent Notebook With Tobii Eye Tracking | VentureBeat | Business | by Business Wire “Alienware, never shy to innovation or groundbreaking design, understands the value of eye tracking as it relates to the interaction between gamer and machine,” said Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Tech. “With a greater understanding of its user and …

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Healthcare modeling & the aging veteran population

As the veteran (and overall) population ages, the unique needs of elderly become increasingly important.  This article summarizes some of the major unique aspects of care for the elderly and some significant challenges.  Policy, current training and metrics need to be addressed for improved care. “The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you,” said Ken Covinsky, a …

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GAO Report of Virtual Training

The author finds the report to be contradictory. The Army is calling for more virtual trainers, but there is not sufficient front-end planning, evaluation, etc.  I certainly understand the need for improved TEE, better planning, improved integration,  That said (without having read the GAO report) it seems the author has may be overlooking the fact that – despite flaws and …

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