Thursday, September 24, 2009
Serious Technology Boosts Serious Medicine
Time magazine's Tara Kelly finds that Microsoft's Xbox can be can be repurposed into a life-saving tool. Kelly writes:
A computer scientist at the University of Warwick in England has devised a way to use an Xbox 360 to detect heart defects and help prevent heart attacks. The new tool has the potential to revolutionize the medical industry because it is both faster and cheaper than the computer systems that are currently used by scientists to perform complex heart research.
Here are SMS, we are pleased to hear of this news. A computer is a computer, whether it's in a laptop or an airplane or a videogame. And the Xbox is a serious computer. So of course it can help on Serious Medicine. No doubt there are many more applications to be found.
Posted by James P. Pinkerton at 1:55 PM