Author Archive for: ‘testjoe’

Creating 3D models with your phone

Tech update – ability to build a 3D model coming to a phone near you soon… Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps – BBC News Sony has revealed new smartphones that can create detailed 3D scans of almost any object using the phone’s camera. -Joe

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Navy Times: “…Navy is just not very good at driving ships.”

“…by design.” The two words I would add to the end of this quote to help focus the way forward. Maybe today’s Navy is just not very good at driving ships In the wake of two fatal collisions of Navy warships with commercial vessels, current and former senior surface warfare officers are speaking out, saying today’s Navy suffers from a …

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The Lecture is Dead

At least at one Med School.  The plan is to completely phase out lectures by 2019. Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’ – The Washington Post The trend at medical schools is just part of a reform movement in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that emphasizes active learning instead of lecturing. Research supports the …

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Breathing and Memory

A study of interest on a few levels…. On an initial study a small set of patients (7 pre-surgery epilepsy patients) had electrodes implanted in their brains. Researchers found that brain activity in regions associated with emotion, memory and smell fluctuated with breathing. To investigate further, they set up experiments that tested memory and fear while monitoring breathing. They found …

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Breakthrough in regenerative medicine

In the last MAWG Healthcare talk, we discussed a few potential breakthrough technologies.  Researchers at Ohio State have developed a method for generating cells needed to repair injured tissue.  Ohio State researchers develop regenerative medicine breakthrough | The Ohio State University “This is difficult to imagine, but it is achievable, successfully working about 98 percent of the time. With this …

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Startup working on the Matrix

Well according to WIRED, that is…. Inside Improbable, the $1billion UK startup building the Matrix | WIRED UK At Google’s Cloud Next conference in March 2017, Narula unveiled an even bigger project: a working mock-up of the city of Cambridge, with 130,000 virtual inhabitants. It included simulations of the traffic and public-transport networks, utilities, power lines and mobile-phone and internet …

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VW Introduces VR tool for engineering and logistics collaboration

Hard to tell what is going on behind the scenes – but this more like Second Life and less like FACT or ESP than I think would be a big win for VR adoption.  The tool is described as supporting engineering/logistics collaboration.  As Mike McCauley frequently reminded me focusing on definitions is very helpful.  In this case, the collaboration I …

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VR as a medium for creating empathy

Interesting points and helpful links related to what is so compelling about virtual reality. Virtual reality exhibit goes inside Mexican border crossing “If you’re watching a regular video on your TV or your laptop, you can walk away, but when you’re engaged in a headset, you’re in it in a completely different way,” she said. Some great links from the …

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Apple buys eye tracking company

The article discusses foveated rendering – useful for saving computation cycles and battery life of mobile devices. Joe

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Job-Skills Gap Update

At this year’s MOVES Summit, I mentioned the growing job-skills gap and potential impact on DoD and VA. The most recent statistics indicate that healthcare is disproportionately affected. Of the record 6 million job openings, 1 million are in healthcare. Thus, there will likely be continued demand for modeling and simulation programs that improve training, education and quality of healthcare …

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