Nice picture on the tablet – a demonstration of synapses in the brain, and we all know how important Tablet PCs are to health care.  A couple weeks ago I posted about his presentation at MIT, where there were a number of software and hardware products in use.  Most folks, if not in healthcare have no idea as to the amount of technology being used today.  If you hang around this blog long enough, you will see plenty, things that might make your hair stand on end, but these items with technology are here today. 

One of my favorite images is to show protein folding on a Microsoft Surface table.   Brain defibrillators, yes they are here and there are a few stories on the blog about them as well.  There’s a lot about speech recognition too.  I don’t know how many times I have told folks that if they own a computer running Vista that they have it.  Picture also the HIV virus on a tablet, as seen in the picture above. 

I cover quite a bit about personalized medicine, genomics and how technology works with the future of healthcare.  A short while back I did an interview with Dr. Milos, Chief  Science Officer from Helicos, who is one company who makes the big sequencing machines and she and I both agreed, it’s all about software. 

Great to see the hands on efforts and lectures taking place, and a top official from Microsoft using and not just talking about Tablet PCs.  Tablet PCs are a hands on experience.  Here’s a a link to a post I did with using a Tablet to work a convention, there were many shown at the booths, but I felt like the lone ranger actually using it and benefiting as I had everything together.  I know I have mentioned this post before but thought it was once more worth the effort, being one of the heaviest read posts on the blog.  BD 

imageOn a tour of five U.S. universities this week, Microsoft's top  strategist, Craig Mundie, is doing what he does best: demonstrating the future. The veteran executive works closely with a team of engineers and futurists to create  conceptual demonstrations meant to excite people about technology that's just over the horizon. It's an early look at what Microsoft sees as possible.

In one scenario, a student's entire educational history can be accessed from an Internet-connected Tablet PC. Scroll back in time to see notes from high-school biology, scroll forward to a present-day anatomy curriculum.

The tablet replaces the textbook — in this example, the famous "Gray's Anatomy" — giving students access to three-dimensional models of the human body that can be rotated, zoomed in on and explored system by system.

"I think by going on these tours it gives the students some direct exposure to the breadth of the work that Microsoft does that they might not otherwise encounter," Mundie said.

The economic crisis has little bearing on Microsoft's investment in research or on the company's college recruiting.


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