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The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 9:07am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:

Virtual Butt - Dr. Benjamin Lok worked with Dr. Carla Pugh of the University of Wisconsin to create a life-sized, realistic virtual person that medical students can speak and gesture with to interact.

‘Russell’ Aids with Autism - A mechanical and computer engineer teamed with a psychologist to develop a learning environment for kids with autism, built around state-of-the-art technologies, including a humanoid robot, nicknamed "Russell."

Whill Mobility Device - Developed by a Japanese manufacturer with input from hundreds of mobility device users, the WHILL Type-A mobility device promises greater independence and style for those who require the device.

Reinventing Healthcare - L.A. Billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is actively working to reinvent healthcare into a digitally enabled, science-driven, personalized system.

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