Medical Technology – PlacidBlog – Your connection to Medical Tourism http://www.placidblog.com Exotic Journeys to Wellness Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:32:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Is Microsoft’s HoloLens Taking Medicine To The Next Level? http://www.placidblog.com/2016/08/23/microsofts-hololens-taking-medicine-next-level/ http://www.placidblog.com/2016/08/23/microsofts-hololens-taking-medicine-next-level/#respond Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:43:34 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=42553 PlacidBlog

HoloLens is the new augmented reality device created by Microsoft, which finally hit the shelves earlier this month, unfortunately in a limited amount only for business users. The price is $3,000, and the company does not have any immediate plans to offer the product the general public. The device is capable of making objects appear in front and around you. If virtual reality takes you into a fantasy land, while blocking the real world, augmented reality blends the physical and digital realms and places virtual objects into the world around you. How does HoloLens work? The headset has several cameras built into it. Two of them and an infrared sensor are used to create a 3D model of the world around you. The difference between the HoloLens and other VR sets is that it’s self-sufficient (has a built-in computer with Windows 10) and completely wireless. You are free to walk around the room without having to rely on external tracking cameras or to be tethered to a computer. The cameras are so accurate that they track your hands allowing you to reach out and interact with objects or use gesture-based controls. The holograms are created using a mini computer that is fit with lenses, projectors, motion sensors and speakers. Can HoloLens revolutionize the healthcare industry? Students will have access to 3D learning First things first. HoloLens can be successfully used by medicine students who are currently practicing o cadavers. Gross anatomy is one of the most challenging courses and using an overlay of the human [...]

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Robotic Surgery is Here to Stay http://www.placidblog.com/2014/04/03/robotic-surgery-stay/ http://www.placidblog.com/2014/04/03/robotic-surgery-stay/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:43:25 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=8667 PlacidBlog

Understanding the types of robotic surgery available, and how such technologies are making surgery safer, more effective and precise, may help you make informed decisions regarding your health care and surgery options.

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Have You Heard About Fibromyalgia Disorder? http://www.placidblog.com/2014/02/20/have-you-heard-about-fibromyalgia-disorder/ http://www.placidblog.com/2014/02/20/have-you-heard-about-fibromyalgia-disorder/#respond Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:46:03 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=22813 PlacidBlog

Have You Heard About Fibromyalgia Disorder? Over the past years noteworthy advancements have been made in the medical field. Thanks to modern technology and in-depth research, doctors are now able to successfully diagnose and treat many diseases, some of them once considered as having no cure. Unfortunately, no matter how advanced the diagnostic techniques or equipment are, there are some diseases which can be easily mistaken for others. Such is the case of Fibromyalgia, a pain disorder, with unknown cause. Fibromyalgia affects around 4% of the global population and it usually takes from several months to around 5 years for a patient to get an accurate diagnosis. The disorder is usually mistaken for depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis or hypothyroidism. Believe it or not many patients are sent to a psychiatrist and are told that everything is only in their heads. There are no laboratory tests to detect Fibromyalgia and other illnesses must be ruled out to get an accurate diagnosis. The disorder affects 20 women for every one man, and in the US alone there are more than 10 million people affected by this incurable disorder. Wondering if you have Fibromyalgia? Here are some  of the most common Fybromyalgia  symptoms:   Fatigue Chronic general pain Sleep disturbance Nausea Headache Dizziness Brain fog Bowel disturbances Palpitations Cognitive overload Inability to multi-task Anxiety Depression Tender points Indeed, if we are to take a look at these symptoms, we can see how easy it is to think of numerous other [...]

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Factors To Consider When Opting For LASIK Eye Surgery http://www.placidblog.com/2013/01/09/factors-when-opting-for-lasik-eye-surgery/ http://www.placidblog.com/2013/01/09/factors-when-opting-for-lasik-eye-surgery/#respond Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:39:14 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=11047 PlacidBlog

LASIK Eye Surgery may be the most popular form of laser eye surgery available today. It is designed to treat eye conditions like astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia, conditions that affect a lot of people worldwide. LASIK generally has high success rates. Yet, there are certain situations when LASIK is NOT the best option. The success of this sought-after medical procedure depends on the more factors. Eye Health If you suffer from any kind of eye condition, you have to get it cured before undergoing LASIK procedure. Any errors, like refractive or abnormal pupils, must be corrected. Your vision must be stable for at least a year before considering going through with the procedure. If any errors are not resolved, you can discover that after surgery you may have glares, halos, or other common side effects of laser eye surgery. Doctors also advise that checking the cornea for the right thickness. Since Laser eye surgery involves exactly reshaping the cornea, a thinner layer can also affect the success rate of the operation. Body Health Your overall health is important. Certain health conditions may disqualify one from going through with LASIK Eye Surgery, particularly autoimmune diseases. Also, pregnant or nursing women should also delay having the procedure. The Right Age Age can be an important factor that affects the success the surgery. Usually, the optimal age for qualified patients is at least 18 or 21. There is no upper age limit as to who can go through procedure, but younger patients have shown the best results. Undoubtedly, [...]

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Hair Loss Cheap Effective Treatment http://www.placidblog.com/2012/12/24/the-hair-loss-issue-cheap-treatment/ http://www.placidblog.com/2012/12/24/the-hair-loss-issue-cheap-treatment/#respond Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:22:43 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=10865 PlacidBlog

Hair loss solutions are either surgical or non-surgical. See what works best for you depending on the source of your problem.

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Cancer Free by CyberKnife® Alternative Cancer Treatment http://www.placidblog.com/2012/12/21/cancer-free-by-alternative-cancer-treatment/ http://www.placidblog.com/2012/12/21/cancer-free-by-alternative-cancer-treatment/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:01:31 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=10773 PlacidBlog

CyberKnife alternative cancer treatment - you should learn about this technique, which may save a life. See here my story.

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IVF with Gender Selection – You Have a Choice http://www.placidblog.com/2012/10/22/ivf-gender-selection-choice/ http://www.placidblog.com/2012/10/22/ivf-gender-selection-choice/#respond Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:50:04 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=10625 PlacidBlog

You do have options to test for likelihood of certain disease or gene-related conditions before you conceive. See here what IVF with Gender Selection involves.

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Accreditation is a Must for Many Medical Tourists http://www.placidblog.com/2012/09/30/accreditation-medical-tourists/ http://www.placidblog.com/2012/09/30/accreditation-medical-tourists/#respond Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:10:55 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=10617 PlacidBlog

You have enough to worry about without wondering if the facility you’re going to is up to international patient care quality standards.

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Do You Need Hip Replacement or Hip Resurfacing? http://www.placidblog.com/2012/09/07/hip-replacement-hip-resurfacing/ http://www.placidblog.com/2012/09/07/hip-replacement-hip-resurfacing/#respond Sat, 08 Sep 2012 02:14:18 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=10535 PlacidBlog

Hip replacement surgeries today are minimally invasive surgical procedures.

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Know About Different Types of Stem Cell Therapy Treatments http://www.placidblog.com/2012/08/30/types-stem-cell-therapy-treatments/ http://www.placidblog.com/2012/08/30/types-stem-cell-therapy-treatments/#respond Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:28:38 +0000 http://www.placidblog.com/?p=10493 PlacidBlog

Stem cell replacement therapy continues to undergo research and development.

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