Copping a Feel - Dissertation of the Year Award: Haptics & Physician Education

Erik Vidholm just defended his dissertation at the Center for Image Analysis at Uppsala University February 8th.

Vidholm's haptic, pen-like 3D mouse technology not only holds promise for advances in radiological diagnoses, but also for hands-on (excuse the expression) physician education and virtual specialist collaboration.

If several docs, using Erik's haptic technology, can consult, say, on the placement/size/shape of a tumor prior to a WHIPPLE, facilities could use e-health advances to augment limited surgical services with virtual 'expert witnesses' who would help define a top-notch treatment plan.

Read the excellent article here in Virtual Medical Worlds, another Health Management Rx e-newsletter favorite.

Happy weekend all!

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