Tech-Aided Training

Professionals take cues from the nerd world to enhance their skills
Implications - Doctors, athletes and dentists are increasingly using technologies like RFID tags, Twitter and immersive video games to enhance their training. By embracing the same principles as military pilots and virtual reality simulators, these professionals can sharpen their skills at a faster, more cost-effective pace.
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Untested Top 4 Examples: 14,652 Total Clicks Feb 09 - Oct 09
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Dentists as Gamers - Virtual Reality Used to Simulate Dental Implantations
SCORE: 4.9
Mild 5,185 Clicks Pub: Jul 12, 09
Dentists as Gamers
Virtual Reality Used to Simulate Dental Implantations
Breakaway and Medical College of Georgia will be releasing a beta version of its ‘Virtual Dental Implant Training Simulation’ software to about 15,000 dental students at 25 universities worldwide. Each… [More]
Life Saving Gaming - CPR Certification Taught by the Wii
SCORE: 1.2
Untested 3,188 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 09
Life Saving Gaming
CPR Certification Taught by the Wii
Is there anything a Nintendo Wii can’t do? It seems the answer is “no,” because apparently on top of being able to work out and play video games with the Wii, you can also save lives. Students at the… [More]
Twittering Surgeons - Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
SCORE: 3.3
Untested 2,442 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 09
Twittering Surgeons
Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
Michigan surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital are using Twitter to teach new techniques. Teaching via social-networking tools is becoming more common as a tech-savvy generation fills the ranks of future physicians.… [More]
High Tech Athlete Training - RFID Ski Position Feedback System
SCORE: 1.1
Untested 3,837 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 09
High Tech Athlete Training
RFID Ski Position Feedback System
For new skiers, keeping your skis straight can be a major challenge. For downhill skiing experts, minute changes in ski positions can mean the difference between winning and losing. A new system developed… [More]