We live an age of amazing technological advance. Predictions of what is just around the corner are many. But what are the implications for health?
- keeps an eye on current and possible future developments in technology
- thinks about their implications for healthcare
- shares case studies and best practice
TOPOL Review Webinar
Sue Lacey-Bryant talks about the the Topol Review and how NHS librarians can advance its agenda.
See the slide deck or watch the webinar, recorded on 15th January 2020.
If you have any questions for Sue about Topol, email Stephen Ayre.
Virtual Reality: its role in healthcare and healthcare libraries – webinar held on 28th May 2019.
Virtual Reality in healthcare and Potential Applications to NHS Library Services – Nick Peres
- The Vision of HoloLens 2 – Susan Smith
- Loanable virtual reality headsets – Catherine Micklethwaite
- Oculus Go and Quest: Practical uses of Portable VR – John Barbrook
- VR: A two pronged approach – Mary Hill and Tim Jacobs
- Virtual Reality as a Library Resource – Ben Vella
News articles / videos:
- Hololens tech used in bowel cancer surgery – BBC News, 23 October 2017
- Alder Hey Children’s Hospital plans to take holograms into the operating theatre – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 15 August 2018
- Surgeons use Microsoft HoloLens to ‘see inside’ patients before they operate on them, Microsoft News Centre UK, 8 February 2018
- New unit opening at Great Ormond Street Hospital set to revolutionise how technology is used in hospitals, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, 10 October 2018
- Microsoft HoloLens: Partner Spotlight with Case Western Reserve University, YouTube, 8 July 2015
- CAE LucinaAR childbirth simulator with Microsoft HoloLens, CAE Healthcare, 2018
- Perceptual Limits of Optical See-Through Visors for Augmented Reality Guidance of Manual Tasks Sara Condino et al., IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 6 May 2019
- Virtual reality treatment to be trialled for stroke patients, University of Chester – Digital Health Age, 31 October 2018
- Recommendations for Methodology of Virtual Reality Clinical Trials in Health Care by an International Working Group: Iterative Study, Brandon Birckhead et al., JMIR Ment Health. 2019 Jan; 6(1): e11973.
- Virtual Reality for Health Professions Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration, Bhone Myint Kyaw et al., J Med Internet Res 2019;21(1):e12959
- Neuroscience of Virtual Reality: From Virtual Exposure to Embodied Medicine, Giuseppe Riva et al., Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2019
Previous blog posts have included:
Evidence Standards for Digital Health published
Avoiding the toaster at the CILIP Employers Forum: artificial intelligence and libraries
Emerging Technologies Group
What role for virtual reality in healthcare, and specifically, health libraries?
A report on the Med-Tech Innovation Conference 25-26th April 2018
December 2017 update
Introducing the group
Stephen Ayre (George Eliot Hospital) [Chair]
Federica Bianchini (Bradford Teaching Hospitals)
Igor Brbre (Brighton and Sussex)
Richard Bridgen (Health Education England)
Maria Brown (Nottingham University Hospitals)
Bertha Calles Cartas (Southend University Hospital)
Morag Clarkson (Croydon Health)
Beth Connors (University Hospitals Birmingham)
YiWen Hon (Royal Marsden Hospital)
Noureddine Kenssous (Buckinghamshire Healthcare)
Trish Lacey (Public Health England)
Chris Lawton (Northern Lincolnshire and Goole)
Catherine Micklethwaite (Torbay and South Devon)
Clare Payne (Warrington & Halton Hospitals)
Nicola Smart (Nottingham University Hospitals)
Caroline Storer (NHS Digital)
Please contact Stephen Ayre if you would like to join the group or to suggest a technology-related topic to look at.