This area is a doorway to projects that have a uniquely discipline-specific focus. Like the Projects section, established methods, new ideas, experimental projects, and substantive research are highlighted in the items to be found here, but the items here can be described as especially appropriate to a specific discipline. More than 125 disciplines are represented within the content here, and more will be added over time. Search the items here using the discipline tag cloud below or the search fields. To submit a new example to the data set, click on the Add New button to the right.

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Medical Uses of Semantic Search: Medical students use a special search tool with integrated thesaurus to locate references tagged with a variety of related keywords, producing an extensive list of resources around a single topic. ...

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Simulators for Medical Study: Catheter simulators simulate the feel of fascia and tissues involved in angioplasty. Patient simulators mimic the outward symptoms of a heart attack such as shortness of breath and clammy skin. ...

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Medical Uses of Virtual Worlds: The Second Health project used a detailed build in a virtual world to tell a visual story about a unique vision for the near-term future in real life. Created by the medical school at Imperial College in London, the National Physical Lab (NPL) in the UK, ...

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Tagging in the Medical Sciences: Archival films could be tagged with diagnostic information to identify medically relevant details, such as examples of gait that indicate certain diseases or injuries. Films of surgical procedures could be annotated and tagged. ...

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Surgical Training with Nintendo's Wii: After discovering the significant improvement in dexterity that surgeons-in-training gained from ...

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Mobile Ultrasound: Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a mobile ultrasound application. Using a USB cable, a portable ultrasound scanner is connected to a mobile phone and the scanner's data is shown on the mobile display. The system is ideal ...

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Digital Lightbox : Digital Lightbox by BrainLAB is a multi-touch screen that allows doctors and surgeons to view and manipulate data from MRI, CT, x-ray, and other scan images. ...

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University of Florida Transparent Reality Simulation Engine: The University of Florida has used a 2-dimensional web-based Transparent Reality Simulation Engine to teach students how to operate medical machinery for several years. Recently, the addition of a GPS-enabled tablet device has allowed learners who are ...

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