Earlier today I created a blog post about touchscreen technology for another website. While that piece was informative, it didnâ€™t contain some of the cool stuff I found during my research.
A little multi-touch technology in Las Vegas
My family and I just returned fromÂ a few days in Las Vegas for a little rest and relaxation. During our visit, we had dinner at the new Hard Rock CafÃ© on the Strip. This particular Hard Rock features an interactive Microsoft Surface wall on the second floor as well as Surface screens at each booth in the dinning area and a couple of Surface tables near the wall. Of course my daughters and I spent quite a bit of time playing with the Surface wall and the Surface screen in the booth we were seated at for dinner. Well, I should say my daughters had an opportunity to play with the Surface screen at our table. I couldnâ€™t get within a foot of it because they were having such a blast with it.Â
The popularity of multitouch technology is growing
InformationWeek: “As touch-screen hardware and tools for developing multitouch applications become more prevalent, businesses of all kinds will want to leverage the technology. Get ready to see it in all sorts of apps, including those used in retail, stock trading, manufacturing, inventory management, healthcare, appliance repair, and delivery services. Touch-sensing interfaces aren’t new — operations … Read more
â€œWhatâ€™d I miss?â€ â€“ Week of November 5th
As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.
Fujitsu playing healthcare angle with Windows 7 touch features
eWeek: “Health care is a particular market that can benefit from the combination of touch- and pen- input combined with multitouch, and Moore offered the example of a physician meeting with a patient: viewing the patientâ€™s records vertically, turning the tablet PC horizontally to view an X-ray, and quickly pinching or expanding his or her … Read more
Looking forward to clinical advancement with Windows 7
HealthBlog: “â€œFor example, as the use of tablet PCs within healthcare continues to grow, many of us will welcome the improved hand-writing recognition facility in Windows 7. It also learns, so the recognition gets better the more I use it.â€ He says the same is true for voice recognition: â€œI just talk to my PC … Read more
How to perform an autopsy without getting dirty.
NorrkÃ¶ping Visualization Centre and the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization in Sweden have developed a Virtual Autopsy Table. The table makes use of high resolution MRIs to create incredible 3D images that can be manipulated on the table via multi-touch technology.