Esther French

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What Consumers Most Want From Health Insurers' Technology

by Keith Fengler, Jaime Estupiñán, and Kenny Chan<p>In the US$3 trillion United States healthcare industry, choice has swung decisively toward consumers in recent years. Empowered by technology, encouraged by employers, and incentivized by new regulations and products, more and more people are playing …

Digital Health

Virtual reality game could help detect schizophrenia, new research shows

A virtual reality “game” that requires patients to copy the movement of a computer avatar could provide a cheap early diagnosis of schizophrenia, …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Can Make the Pain of Surgery Easier to Bear

By distracting patients, VR could minimize the cost and risk of operations—and allow doctors to operate on patients outside the hospital.<p>Ana Maria has never been to Machu Picchu. The 61-year-old always wanted to visit the mountain ruins but she suffers from hypertension, and doctors warned that the …

Playing Doctor: This VR Could Walk Physicians Through The Patient’s Body

Ludovic Avot and Yannick Le Berre are big video game fans. Avot’s favorite: Fallout 4, which guides players through post-apocalyptic Boston. The game …

Virtual Reality

How long until your doctor is wearing Google Glass?

Most of us wouldn’t be excited about the prospect of a camera mounted on the side of our face.<p>But then again, most of us aren’t doctors.<p>Google Glass uses augmented reality and voice activation to project data into our field of vision. And while the technology is still in its early (and annoying) …

This Is Why Google Glass Is the Future

Google Glass Hands On<p>Google Glass Camera<p>Google Glass Frame<p>Google Glass Front<p>Google Glass Lightweight<p>Google Glass No Lens<p>Google Glass Closeup<p>Google …

We’d all be better off with our health records on Facebook

A Facebook user’s timeline provides both a snapshot of who that user is and a historical record of the user’s activity on Facebook. My Facebook timeline is about me, and fittingly, I control it. It’s also one, single profile. Anyone I allow to view my timeline views my timeline—they don’t each …

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