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Hologaphic – Pocket Doctor November 28, 2011

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Holograms - Doctors & Communication

As we get older it gets harder to remember specific details of our health history with symptoms, medical exams, and previous doctor’s diagnosis and treatments.  I have seen family member’s struggle when trying to explain their medical history to new doctors.  When elderly get relocated they don’t want to go see a new doctor, because they miss the previous doctor or they are worried about details and questions asked by the new doctor.  The best choice would be for a relative to accompany them so that a better medical history could be provided to a new doctor or hospital, but sometimes it is just not possible for relatives to take time off and take their elderly family members to see the doctor.  Last week I accompanied my mother to see a new specialist and even though she is only in her 60s; she was asking me for details from her previous doctors in order to provide a better medical history to the specialist.  Seeing my own mother worried in the waiting room, pulling my left arm, and asking me questions about her previous medical treatments before she went into the specialist office, made me want to provide or create some sort of pocket doctor for her.  It would be a lot easier for seniors to carry a database of their medical history or better yet some sort of 3D holographic doctor or some sort of simple 3D communication between doctors.  I realized that for younger people, my idea might seem a little childish or unnecessary, but the usage of a 3D communication device is worth considering.

Simulated Holographic technology is already being used in news networks, universities and medical field.  During the last presidential election, CNN started to use holographic imaging to interview and interact with reporters in different parts of the country.  Wolf Blitzer from CNN in New York had an interview with a reporter from Chicago and their communication seemed fairly smooth with no distortion or interruption visible to the viewers.  During the interview they specifically explained their surrounding and the technology involved to make that holographic projection possible.  In an article by Lydia Leavitt on engadget.com the author explains that UCLA has already developed a device of around 6 inches that make use of holographic imaging technology and could be used to test, water, blood or food.  The base price for this device is under $100.00 which is affordable for the general population once it is perfected and distributed.  I am sure that with time and better programming more devices like this one can be developed to meet a greater range of needs.  My focus of course is on developing a fairly small device that seniors can carry in their pocket or purses and will help them communicate with their medical providers.  Bringing prominent doctors together in conferences, medical searches, surgical rooms, or classrooms is very expensive and almost impossible in time management.  The use of holographic technology could make these events possible and in the process expanding medical knowledge for doctors, students and patients.  I admit that my ideas behind this post are in part based from the movies Star Wars and the Star Trek series, we can’t deny that if this technology is improved and affordable, it will change communication and hopefully improve our health care system worldwide.
Do you think that this can be accomplished? Do you think that it is unrealistic, keeping in mind that we already have “smart” gadgets that helps us find information faster than we ever thought possible?

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1. pozycjonowanie warszawa - December 13, 2011

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