Chuan Pu is the Chinese rendering of Donald Trump, a man whose election had gone nearly unmarked in the specially equipped hospital room where my mother lives, with A.L.S., and where Zhou spends a third of her week, rotating with two other health aides.This is the twilight zone where I spent a good number of my waking hours, and where our President’s fulsome tweets and decrees usually cannot find me.And I am grateful for the reprieve.If I had asked Zhou back in November what she made of the election, she might have flashed a friendly, agnostic smile.The difference between Hillary Clinton and Trump would have seemed as trivial as that between the animated blue and red jellies in her favorite game, Candy Crush.Despite her lack of a formal education (she left school before completing fifth grade), she is a perceptive pupil when it comes to nursing.
Robots could be responsible for the loss of millions of jobs by the year 2020 as part of the fourth industrial revolution, according to a World Economic Forum report from January, with customer service, health care, packing, and shipping just some of the industries likely to be affected.Whether or not your next CEO is a robot, we re now seeing some of the early signs of what the future holds in a world controlled by automated machines.As is becoming increasingly clear, robots will take many forms — they can be self-driving cars, ground drones that deliver pizza, bizarre oblong designs that ensure grocery store shelves are always stocked, or social companions that resemble a lamp.For many, however, the word robot usually conjures images of human-like beings, with a head, eyes, and maybe arms and legs too.And that s why a new exhibition at London s Science Museum is particularly interesting, as it serves as a recap of some of the historical and current interpretations of what a humanoid could or should look like.Running until September 3, 2017, the Robots exhibition is touted as the most significant collection of humanoid robots ever, with more than 100 on display.Here are five of the freakiest.Robots begins with a runthrough of some of the historical instances where people have tried to give life to inanimate creations, including a 500-year-old Automaton monk attributed to Italo-Spanish engineer, mathematician, and clockmaker Juanelo Turriano.Built from wood and iron, the 15-inch-high robot is powered by a key-wound spring that enables the monk to walk, roll his eyes, turn his head, raise his arms, and beat his chest.Perhaps the most disturbing robot on display, from a visual perspective at least, is the Telenoid, produced by Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories in 2010 in partnership with Osaka University and Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International ATR .With truncated arms and legs, the robot is akin to something from a horror movie, but this so-called minimalist design was to make it like a human except without any features that could determine it as male or female, young or old.However, those in control of it can capture their own voice and movements and project them through the Telenoid to those in a remote location.It s designed to teleport the operator, in lieu of technology that can actually teleport them.Visitors to the exhibition are first greeted by this fairly creepy animatronic baby, sporting latex skin under which three dozen metal joints operate.
this week, reported Di Digital health care company Capio enters as a partner in the e-hälsobolaget Doctrin.Now, can Di Digital be the first to tell you that even Klarna-founder Niklas Adalberths foundation northern lights Foundation as a partner.a Total of Doctrin brought in 23 Million in the round, which is in addition to the two new investors include the existing Total, the company has raised 33 Million since its inception.Doctrin has developed a system, the Better the visit, which collects the patient's vårdhistoria, symptoms, and expectations and sends it to the professionals before vårdbesöket.the Idea is to ease the administrative burden on the nursing staff.
'One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness... oh sh*t, it's come off'Boffins at Kings College London are looking for gents in committed relationships who don't mind slipping a variety of rings over their old fellas to measure the relationship between satisfaction and depth of penetration during sexual intercourse.The university's intranet is currently carrying a recruitment blurb advising potential members of the study that is has the full approval of the Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Committee.Specifically, they are aiming to recruit heterosexual couples that "have been in a relationship for more than six months and who have intercourse at least twice a week".The blurb goes on to add that "couples will be required to have intercourse whilst using a penile ring which limits the depth of penetration" as well as complete a detailed questionnaire after every encounter.Anyone throwing their hat into the ring will be pleased to know that they're allowed to withdraw at any time.
San Francisco startup has raised $8 million in a Series B round of venture funding to bring its virtual nurse technology to clinics and patients of every kind.The company s app helps physicians stay in touch with patients, and prevent readmission to the hospital.Chief Executive Officer and founder of, Adam Odessky describes the platform as A cross between Whatsapp and Siri that captures all the important signals about a person s integrates artificial intelligence from the likes of MindMeld, Beyond Verbal, Affectiva and others to enable its platform to respond to a patient s mood, not just their symptoms and behavior.When they have serious concerns about managing their heart health, or diabetes, for example, Odessky said you don t want patients hearing a chilly, robotic response or one that feels commercial.To make the app work for people in different age groups and dealing with different health issues, has written its core, rule-based engine and algorithms around commonly accepted medical protocols for diagnosing and dealing with chronic diseases.
Keeping tabs on chronic health conditions can be a tough undertaking, but the virtual nurse from Sensely can help.Why go to the doctor if the doctor can come to you?Not necessarily by way of a house visit, but by way of your phone.That is the question San Francisco-based startup Sensely is asking and while it is not bringing the doctor to your mobile device, it is bringing the next best thing — a nurse.With Sensely, you can enjoy not only a virtual nurse, but also telemedicine, patient education videos, monitoring of vitals, and more.Adam Odessky, who co-founded the app and now serves as its CEO, told TechCrunch that the platform is a cross between Whatsapp and Siri that captures all the important signals about a person s health.
Think tank Reform urges the use of artificial intelligence, chat bots and drones to automate everything from public-sector administration to policingThe public sector should adopt digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, drones and facial recognition to automate everything from civil service posts to nursing to policing.That is according to a new study from think-tank Reform, which sees its approach cutting government costs by rendering at least 248,860 administrative roles redundant by 2030.Towards a leaner, smarter public-sector workforce, appears ahead of the group s annual conference on Thursday, at which Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer is expected to unveil the government s long-delayed digital strategy.The Reform study found online tools such as websites and artificially intelligent chat bots could see 130,000 Whitehall administrative staff, or 90 percent of current employees, automated out of jobs over the next 15 years, resulting in savings of about £2.6 billion a year.The approach would replace 90,000 NHS administrators and 24,000 GP receptionists, saving £1.7 billion annually, while 30 percent of nurses activities, including collecting information and administering non-intravenous medication, could also be automated, Reform argued.
Those who think of femtech as a niche market should look at the data: It concerns 49.5 percent of the world s population.The femtech sector primarily addresses women s health, including fertility solutions, period-tracking apps, pregnancy and nursing care, women s sexual wellness, and reproductive system health care.One of the first femtech startups to emerge was Glow, a period- and ovulation-tracking app founded in 2013.Contrary to what you may think, the startup was launched by a man — PayPal cofounder Max Levchin, who is now the executive chairman.Addressing intimacy and sexual wellness is a startup named L., which has developed a line of ethical care products, from organic tampons to condoms free of chemicals.CB Insights provides a comprehensive chart of some notable femtech startups around the world:It s surprising that the tech world has taken so long to tap into this market.NGOs have been tirelessly fighting for decades to provide health care to women in developing countries around the world, so why has Silicon Valley waited so long to disrupt and digitalize this sector?She crafted a concrete business plan to pitch her product: a menstrual disc that replaces tampons.By sharing her personal story and providing supporting data, Schulte made sure the VCs knew there is an entire market out there waiting and willing to spend.Today, Flex s annual revenue run rate is in the multi-millions of dollars, according to Schulte.
One week ago--that is, two days after the largest demonstration in U.S. history, with an additional 100-or-so sister marches abroad--U.S. president Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum reanimating a well-worn ban on funding for international groups whose humanitarian healthcare includes abortion counseling or services.The following day, the Netherlands announced its intent to organize alternative funding for this vital area of medicine, and today a new global alliance is already rolling $10.7 million strong and up to 20 countries deep.In one sense, the Dutch-created website and women's health fund She Decides is a massive collection plate or hat, to preference now rounding the globe in hopes of offsetting the approximately $600 million in U.S. support that international care organizations expect to lose under four years of the 'Mexico City Policy,' resurrected with new spunk under President Trump.Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, who has spearheaded the rapidly growing movement, announced that with the launch of the "She Decides - Global Fundraising Initiative," the Netherlands would start things off with €10 million of its own.Nursing staff monitor as mothers feed their malnourished children admitted to the In-Patient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on September 17, 2016.Aid agencies have long warned about the risk of food shortages in northeast Nigeria because of the conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009 and left more than 2.6 million homeless.
Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say.The robots will offer support with everyday tasks, like taking tablets, as well as offering companionship.Researchers from Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire will assist in building personal social robots, known as Pepper Robots, which can be pre-programmed to suit the person they are helping.It is hoped culturally sensitive robots will be developed within three years.The programme is being funded by the EU and the Japanese government.Prof Irena Papadopoulos, expert in trans-cultural nursing, said: "As people live longer, health systems are put under increasing pressure.
Criticising doctors and nurses while they re caring for you or a loved one increases the risk of potentially catastrophic errors, a study of intensive care units has found.With thousands of people dying every year due to preventable errors in hospitals, a team of American researchers set out to test whether rude parents undermined the care of their children.When actors playing parents berated the teams with lines such as I knew we should have gone to a better hospital , the team s performance dropped.Compared to other teams where parents made neutral comments on the sidelines, the scolded teams scored lower on all measures including time to diagnosis, diagnostic accuracy, information sharing, treatment planning and communication between team members.The researchers concluded that rudeness could lead to potentially catastrophic clinical outcomes and was more of a problem than sleep deprivation for health professionals when it came to factors influencing the quality of care.The study, published in the journal Pediatrics this month, follows a similar one by the same researchers at the University of Florida showing that rude colleagues in medical teams diminish performance.
File photo - A woman walks past an information board showing a picture of the villa that served as the headquarters for Nazi Germany's "euthanasia" programme in Berlin, July 9, 2013.Starting in the spring of 1939, the Nazi regime systematically killed at least 200,000 mentally and physically disabled people that it deemed as life unworthy of life at secretive euthanasia camps spread across the Reich.In a precursor to the horrors carried out at their concentration camps during the Holocaust, Nazi authorities would lure patients taken from mental hospitals into a shower room at the euthanasia centers and kill them by carbon monoxide poisoning.The patients bodies would then be either cremated or dissected to be studied by the Reich s scientists, while their families were given bogus death certificates listing a fictitious cause and date of death.HOLOCAUST ESCAPE TUNNEL FOUND: PRISONERS DUG WITH SPOONS TO ESCAPE NAZIS We want to find out who the victims were, uncover their biographies and their fates, and as such give them part of their human dignity back and find an appropriate way of remembrance, Heinz Wa ssle, an emeritus director of the neuroanatomy department at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, told Science Magazine.
A clothes-folding robot that has been in development for more than a decade is about to go on sale.Laundroid will initially be targeted at hospitals and nursing homes in Japan, but its maker aims to sell a tweaked version to families worldwide before the end of the decade.Chris Foxx caught up with the project's founder at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.Follow all our CES coverage at
The digital platform, Cross Technology Solutions to prevent heart attacks with their sensors.Cross Technology Solutions has developed a platform to connect patients and health care, to identify patients with the greatest health needs and ensuring that they receive the right care when they need it the best.It is about providing the right care at the right time to those patients who for the moment has the greatest need for care.the Platform Life Pod collects remotely check the data, both by sensors and by patients to manually log some of the parameters.the Data is compiled, cleaned and structured before the algorithms interprets it and presents the outcome in an interface for the nursing staff.the Platform acts as an elevator, patients who have the greatest problems based on their individual recommendations go up and ports up on the doctor's list.
Control of the diabetes will be easier with a new app.Mobile services to help diabetic patients in communication with health care in the future.With a mobile app, for example, would the patient be able to send information about their blood sugar and get tips and advice directly in the phone, type SVT in sweden.It is the Blekinge Technical College and the county council, which is investigating how diabetesvården can be facilitated with the help of a variety of mobile services, particularly mobile Addition to easier communication, it would also be able to give the nursing staff a chance to better monitor their patients ' values. " this, I believe, is the future.
Wearable devices that can monitor your heart rate are so November 2016.A U.K.-based startup is taking health monitoring tech to the next level with technology capable of monitoring a person s vital signs from across the room, without even touching them.We do not build hardware, Oxehealth s CEO Hugh Lloyd-Jukes told Digital Trends.Our software can be loaded onto chips on a camera or a small chip attached to it.We work with commercial partners who build hardware solutions around our unique software solutions, and integrators who add service and support to the package.As you might expect, transforming video cameras into health monitors requires some ingenuity.
As hard as nursing a child is, it is no surprise that for centuries women who could do so pawned the job off on wet nurses.That practice has fallen out of fashion in many Western cultures, though, so new solutions have been needed.Naya Health launched its smart breast pump Tuesday in hopes of making pumping suck less — at least in the figurative sense.Practically, the goal is to get more milk with less inconvenience, discomfort, and stress.The new pump uses patented HydroComfort Technology to work quickly, quietly, and gently, not to mention to help users pump up to 29 percent more breast milk in the same time span as its competitors, according to Naya.The device attaches with silicone flanges for comfort, and then uses flowing water to massage the user s breasts to release milk faster.
A Texas nursing student who didn t back down after posting bad reviews on Facebook and Yelp won in the end.Lan Cai s car was hit by a drunk driver this past summer, and she suffered broken bones in her back.She sought help from a law firm but was unsatisfied with the services she received.She also said they were unprofessional, once entering her bedroom when she was asleep in her underwear.Cai posted about her experience including the bedroom incident on Facebook saying, Serious, it s super unprofessional!More: Companies will no longer be able to fine or sue you for negative online reviews
The Monday after Thanksgiving used to be the day you d force yourself back to work, still nursing a turkey hangover, but now Cyber Monday deals help with the sting of indigestion.More than just leftovers from the better-known shopping day before the weekend, it s grown into a deals bonanza in its own right – as long as you re willing to sift through the thousands of offers, of course.Read on for some of our essential picks from today s selection.Crucial MX300 525GB SSD $99.99 If you ve not gone solid-state in your PC or laptop, you don t know what you re missing.Dumping spinning platters and going for an SSD is one of the easiest ways to get a speed boost for your computer, though traditionally they ve been expensive.
the Government already tell you that the nursing home and other around-the-clock care staff, the minimum amount drops to 0.5% from 0.4%.instead, The government agreed that the treatment of staff involved in the sizing remains the same in the private and public service production.the Reform is estimated to produce savings for another year 2017.therefore, the amount of money the dimensioning is taken into account as an addition 6 310 000 euros.elderly care services act, according to staff, the sizing of the criterion must always be the clients of care and services needed.
round-the-clock intensified service housing care personnel involved in the sizing remains unchanged.the Government already tell you that the nursing home and other around-the-clock care staff, the minimum amount drops to 0.5% from 0.4%.instead, The government agreed that the treatment of staff involved in the sizing remains the same in the private and public service production.the Reform is estimated to produce savings for another year 2017.therefore, the amount of money the dimensioning is taken into account as an addition 6 310 000 euros.elderly care services act, according to staff, the sizing of the criterion must always be the clients of care and services needed.
The use of robots is in healthcare is something I ve written about a few times, whether it s in elderly care environments, or helping support youngsters in hospitals.A further sign of the developments being made in this field was provided by a recent paper that was published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.The researchers developed a robot that they hoped would be capable of performing many of the tasks currently required of nurses, and potentially even that of surgeons.Whilst the team are confident in the skills of their robot, they don t envisage a time where humans will play no part in healthcare.Instead, they believe robots will augment and compliment the skills of human healthcare professionals.As a roboticist, I am convinced that robotic co workers and collaborators will definitely change the work market, but they won t steal job opportunities.
We have previously reported that we may see 72 pieces new emojis in the next update of IOS and Mac OS Sierra.Next year we'll see additional 51 pieces of symbols, including images of a nursing mother, a woman with a hijab and a man with a Addition, we have vampires, zombies, fairies, dinosaurs, gloves, socks, pies, pretzels, and flying saucers, reports the Emojipedia.A selection of next year's new emojis.
Being a new parent is tough enough, which is why it makes perfect sense to delegate some of the myriad newfound tasks which come along.Keeping track of how regularly your little one nurses, and how much milk they re drinking as a result.That s the mission statement of Momsense, a company that manufactures a specially designed miniature sensor for exactly this task.Momsense s smart sensor can be placed on a child s jawline and will then work out how much a baby is drinking by listening to the sounds they make, a bit like a nursing stethoscope of sorts.The technology is based on research carried out by Momsense researchers in 2013, which revealed that acoustic signals taken from baby swallows have unique patterns that correlate with the amount of milk consumed.This insight was later tested in studies involving hundreds of moms, during which a large number of acoustic signals were recorded and analyzed.
Our country s heated presidential race has raised important questions about our next leader s temperament, from the kind of person best suited to mediate our increasingly hostile racial and socioeconomic debates to who should have their finger on the nuclear button as terror groups proliferate around the globe.As voters, we know how important these questions are.Indeed, I know that like me, you would want to know the temperament of the surgeon who is about to remove a tumor laying atop your artery, and that of the nurse who is struggling to do a routine blood draw from your screaming toddler.There simply isn t enough information in the decision-making process to know if a candidate has the attributes to succeed in a particular position.Interviews are equally troubling - arguably more useful for recruiting than for predicting whether a candidate is a good fit.In fact, if we had lots of information about job applicants, including data on current successful employees, we could use technology and data science to more accurately analyze and predict real on-the-job success.
It is incredibly exciting to be starting up a completely new hospital , " she says.Hanna Kuutmann knew early on that she wanted to become a civil engineer, the question was in which area.– basically, all the engineering programmes are fairly equally.two years Ago back working Hanna Kuutmann at the Karolinska university hospital.the Other important information is to teach healthcare professionals to manage the technical equipment and the planning of purchases. " We are working closely with the nursing staff.
Nurse Rachel Lee noticed a gap in Unicode s emoji offerings and decided to do something about it.In a new proposal to the company that oversees the creation of emoji, Lee has designed a breastfeeding character to complement the existing baby bottle.Joshua Jones The proposed emoji character, created by Joshua Jones.The lack of a breastfeeding emoji represents a gap in the Unicode Standard given the prevalence of breastfeeding in cultures around the world, and throughout history, she argued in her proposal.When asked how she came up with the idea, Lee said it stemmed from her job as a nurse at University College of London Hospital, where neonatal nurses are constantly educating and supporting new mothers who never knew breastfeeding could be so challenging.I just don t think we are exposed to it enough in society and sometimes we forget how important it is developmentally in all areas to mothers and their babies, she said.
Research and education dr. Erja Sandberg taught one year 27 young nursing student, told Yle.begin Teaching in the fall, but by spring nearly half of the students dropped out of school.Sandberg describes that the school I left who had mental health problems, learning difficulties, depression and substance abuse problems.Part of the spoke Finnish also far too badly and studying in a large group and in a tense pace was very difficult.Sandberg told me, you're not observations alone, but other teachers have noticed the problem.the Students part of the not for example understand what they read and be able to focus on studying.
Google s current Doodle pays tribute to Mary Seacole, a Jamaican-born nurse who, after having her offers to help rejected by the British government, took it upon herself to nurse British soldiers during the Crimean War in the 1850s.Born in 1805 to a Jamaican mother and Scottish father, Seacole learned her nursing skills from her mother, who used traditional Caribbean herbal remedies to treat people staying at her hotel.When the Crimean War broke out in 1853, Seacole applied to the British War Office and Crimean Fund for permission to travel to the peninsula and treat the thousands of British soldiers dying of infectious diseases and wounds.Seacole s requests to volunteer were rejected four times, so she instead travelled to Crimea at her own expense and set up a hotel near Balaclava to treat sick soldiers.Having no government money or suitable building materials, Seacole constructed her hotel out of salvaged driftwood, abandoned metal and other items she could source from the local village.In her autobiography, The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole, she states she "saw much" of the Crimea s most-famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.
To address the burgeoning loneliness epidemic and the demands of an ageing population, some think that we should deploy robotic caregivers.Biologically Engineered Nursing , however, suggests that this is a dreadful idea.This five-minute ad was produced by the Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul SSVP , an international Catholic voluntary organisation that provides assistance to those in need.From there, we travel back to the previous day, and we come to see how the pair came to their gloomy embrace.After all, robots are still robots at the end of the day.Today, companion robots are being introduced to assist lonely people, proclaims the SSVP at the end of the ad, who are clearly referring to initiatives like Japan s PARO therapeutic robot, a seal-like robot designed to simulate interaction between patients and caregivers.