VMW Monthly - June 2010 - ISSN 1388-722X



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Contents June 2010 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
Magnetic stimulation scores modest success as antidepressant
Spiders at the nanoscale: Molecules that behave like robots
An Update on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems
Vanderbilt researchers play major role in new centre on electronic health information privacy
Missouri University awarded $6,8 million to support use of electronic health records statewide
 
Grid for Health
 
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will host specialized machine for biomolecular research
First ever high resolution observations of DNA unfolding
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute research powerhouse selects Convey's hybrid-core computing platform
Surplus PC power yields faster cancer research
Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Wireless patients get monitored for Parkinson's disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
Medica partners in first-ever free mobile health service to provide health tips to pregnant women and new moms
New clinical study shows telehealth patients experience a significant improvement in care and quality of life
Honeywell HomMed and eDevice expand connectivity solutions for telehealth
Healthrageous secures $6 million in start-up funding to commercialize personalized health technology
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Vidyo unveils groundbreaking videoconferencing telemedicine solution: connects multiple practitioners and patients via the Internet
Intel study reveals telehealth will dramatically transform health care
Orion Health helps Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
deliver an enhanced Electronic Patient Record
GE Healthcare unveils innovative technology in breast cancer imaging
Allscripts and Eclipsys to merge, thus creating new health care information technology expert
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
Informatics moves into nanomedicine
Bond-style tech for emergencies
Free, open virtual laboratory for infectious diseases
New tools for earlier breast cancer diagnosis
New probe promises to reveal brain's mysteries
 
The 21st century hospital
 
HealthMap surveillance efforts illustrate global epidemiology of H1N1 spread
New left-side heart pump improves right-side heart function and causes fewer infections at Henry Ford Hospital
John Theurer Cancer Center offers breakthrough radiation measurement technology
IBM and Guang Dong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine analyze digital medical records to understand treatment efficacy
Logica to work with Region of Southern Denmark to improve and maintain patient care
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Could humans be infected by computer viruses?
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine issues Call for Papers for special issue on 4G Health
Transinsight and antibodies-online develop software for semantic gene and protein identification
Intel, imec and five Flemish universities open Flanders ExaScience Lab
Simulated Surgical Systems LLC partners to bring simulation advances to surgical training
 
VMWC news bites
 
Rice team talks the walk - Students come through for Shriners with gait-analysis tool
Intelligent therapies with virtual reality for the psychological treatment of patients suffering from fibromyalgia
Use of Simulation Technology, EHR Systems, and Open Source Solutions for Medical Education and Training
The brain: probing its deep mystery
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Giant Heart relies on projectiondesign
 

Leads June 2010 Issue

 
Cross-Atlantic state-of-the-art
 
Magnetic stimulation scores modest success as antidepressant
Full ArticleSome depressed patients who don't respond to or tolerate antidepressant medications may benefit from a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the brain with a pulsing electromagnet, a study suggests. This first industry-independent, multi-site, randomized, tightly controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) found that it produced significant antidepressant effects in a subgroup of patients, with few side effects.
Spiders at the nanoscale: Molecules that behave like robots
Full ArticleA team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have programmed an autonomous molecular "robot" made out of DNA to start, move, turn, and stop while following a DNA track. The development could ultimately lead to molecular systems that might one day be used for medical therapeutic devices and molecular-scale reconfigurable robots - robots made of many simple units that can reposition or even rebuild themselves to accomplish different tasks. A paper describing the work appears in the journal Nature.
An Update on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems
Full ArticleComplementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally accepted within the realm of modern medicine. Yet, consumers are increasingly turning to complementary and alternative medical (CAM) in order to enhance their health and well-being. CAM includes acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, homeotherapy, use of natural herbal remedies and other practices to augment conventional medical treatments. The marketplace reflects the growing acceptance of complementary medicine by many patients and a growing number of health care providers. In this article, the authors advocate developing and integrating CAM software modules into today's electronic health record (EHR) and personal health record (PHR) systems. By gathering and integrating health care information associated with the application of CAM procedures into a patient's electronic medical record, more accurate measurement of outcomes can be generated. Best practices can then emerge showing which CAM practices are most effective, when used by themselves or coupled with conventional medical treatments, for specific disorders. Over this next decade, look for automated CAM software modules to emerge that will be integrated into next generation of EHR and PHR systems.
Vanderbilt researchers play major role in new centre on electronic health information privacy
Full ArticleSlowly but steadily the United States health care community is moving into the digital age: shifting their medical records from paper to electronic information systems. This movement raises serious concerns about security and privacy of patients' medical information. In an attempt to put these concerns to rest, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $15 million to create a new centre for health information and privacy.
Missouri University awarded $6,8 million to support use of electronic health records statewide
Full ArticleConsidered one the great advances of modern medicine, electronic health records can provide a patient's entire medical history and a wealth of other information at the click of a button. They also have the potential to save countless lives and billions of dollars. Now, the University of Missouri (MU) has a two-year, $6,8 million co-operative agreement to help patients throughout the state benefit from increased use of this health information technology.
 
Grid for Health
 
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will host specialized machine for biomolecular research
Full ArticleThe National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a two-year, $2,7 million grant to the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (NRBSC) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) to host a specialized supercomputer for biomolecular simulation designed by D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES). The machine, called Anton, will be made available without cost by DESRES for non-commercial research use by universities and other not-for-profit institutions.
First ever high resolution observations of DNA unfolding
Full ArticleThe separation of the two DNA strands occurs in millionths of a second. Consequently, it is extremely difficult to study this phenomenon experimentally and researchers must rely on computational simulations. After four years of fine-tuning an effective physical model and massive use of the supercomputer Mare Nostrum, researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) have managed to produce the first realistic simulation of DNA opening at high resolution.
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute research powerhouse selects Convey's hybrid-core computing platform
Full ArticleDr. Harold "Skip" Garner, executive director of Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, pays close attention to the DNA of high-performance computing (HPC). Some 15 years ago, a Texas computer company, Convex, supplied the supercomputer that aided Dr. Garner's work in mapping chromosome 11 and half of chromosome 15. Today, another Texas computer company, Convey, is helping his VBI team research everything from the genes that cause cancers to how a virus spreads during pandemics.
Surplus PC power yields faster cancer research
Full ArticleScientists have devised a way to automate and accelerate a manual, complex process that enables researchers to more easily discover the structure of cancer-related proteins, and, eventually, formulate cancer cures. This new, automated approach may also help the exploration of other diseases and food-related research. The breakthrough was made by the Help Conquer Cancer project in conjunction with IBM and World Community Grid, a system of linked personal computers from volunteers who donate spare processing power for humanitarian projects. World Community Grid, sponsored by IBM, provides researchers around the world with the equivalent of millions of dollars of free computational power to enable medical, nutrition, energy and environmental research.
Multi-scale haemodynamics of extreme value to research the process of blood flow in cardiac disease
Full ArticleProf. Dr. Efthimios Kaxiras from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland opened the session on "High Performance Computational Life Sciences" at the International Supercomputing Conference ISC'10 with a presentation on the use of HPC in the prediction of acute myocardial infarction. By investigating the status of the atherogenesis and atherosclerosis formation and evolution of plaques in heart patients, timely action can be taken to save lives.
 
Healthcare compunetics
 
Wireless patients get monitored for Parkinson's disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
Full ArticleA wireless monitoring system for people with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson's disease (PD) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) could allow health care workers to assess a patient's health and the development of their disease without hindering their movements. Details of the system are reported in the International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology.
Medica partners in first-ever free mobile health service to provide health tips to pregnant women and new moms
Full ArticleRecognizing that people are increasingly turning to their cell phones or mobile devices to receive important information, Medica has become an outreach partner with the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) for text4baby - a new free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. Medica is the first health plan in Minnesota to partner with HMHB.
New clinical study shows telehealth patients experience a significant improvement in care and quality of life
Full ArticleRoyal Philips Electronics has supported a research project that shows heart failure patients who used an interactive telehealth system with motivational support tools at home spent less time in hospital and felt their quality of life had significantly improved over a 12 months evaluation period. The final results of the CARME - CAtalan Remote Management Evaluation - study, which was conducted at the Spanish Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, has been presented at the European Society of Cardiology's Heart Failure Congress 2010 in Berlin.
Honeywell HomMed and eDevice expand connectivity solutions for telehealth
Full ArticleHoneywell HomMed, a world expert in telehealth and remote patient care, has expanded its partnership with eDevice to bring extended connectivity to its LifeStream remote patient care system and Genesis DM monitor. The new bundle will further increase the benefits of telehealth monitoring for patients and health care providers by offering greater access to health information utilizing existing network coverage at the patient's location.
Healthrageous secures $6 million in start-up funding to commercialize personalized health technology
Full ArticleHealthrageous Inc., a personalized health technology company, has completed a $6 million Series A financing led by North Bridge Venture Partners, Boston, Massachusetts/San Mateo, California, along with investment partners Egan Managed Capital, Boston, Massachusetts and Long River Ventures, Amherst, Massachusetts. Proceeds will be used to commercialize a proven health technology platform that provides personalized, interactive, motivational self-management tools which help individuals shed unhealthy habits, improve their adherence to medical advice, and embrace healthy lifestyles. Healthrageous facilitates outstanding results by combining wireless biometric sensors, smart phones, individualized coaching, incentive programmes and social network support in a real-time, interactive, feedback-rich experience that keeps individuals involved and motivated to achieve their personal health and wellness goals.
 
Industrial Chemist's Corner
 
Vidyo unveils groundbreaking videoconferencing telemedicine solution: connects multiple practitioners and patients via the Internet
Full ArticleVidyo Inc., an expert in delivering personal telepresence, has introduced VidyoHealth, an affordable scalable telemedicine videoconferencing suite that leverages the Internet and other general purpose IP networks, for a broad range of applications such as telepsychiatry, home-health and eldercare, speech therapy, and specialist consultations. By eliminating the need for a dedicated telehealth network infrastructure, VidyoHealth easily and effectively reduces costs while enabling doctor-patient and doctor-doctor video communication and collaboration, regardless of location. VidyoHealth is a secure, complete solution that delivers telepresence-quality telemedicine applications on PC and Mac desktops and laptops, HD room systems, medical carts and consoles. VidyoHealth is being demonstrated at the ATA Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Intel study reveals telehealth will dramatically transform health care
Full ArticleHealth care delivery in the United States will undergo dramatic changes over the next 10 years through the adoption of telehealth, according to a national survey of health care and information technology professionals sponsored by Intel Corporation. The study found that a majority of decision makers believe that the emergence of telehealth will have a major role in improving the quality and delivery of care to an increasingly chronically ill and aging population.
Orion Health helps Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
deliver an enhanced Electronic Patient Record
Full ArticleOrion Health, a provider of integration technology for the health care sector world-wide, has won a significant contract to deliver a future-proof solution at one of the United Kingdom's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. The project at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will integrate Orion Health's solution while keeping existing IT systems in place, allowing for the timely delivery of a considerably richer Electronic Patient Record. Orion Health, in partnership with Initiate and Oracle, will help the Trust by delivering concise patient data to clinical users enabling them to make more informed decisions and improve quality of care.
GE Healthcare unveils innovative technology in breast cancer imaging
Full ArticleGE Healthcare, a pioneer in digital mammography, has introduced an innovative technology to aid in breast cancer diagnosis. GE Healthcare's new SenoBright Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM) technology reduces ambiguity in mammography results, enabling physicians to detect and diagnose cancer with more confidence - even in the densest part of the breast tissue more rapidly and accurately.
Allscripts and Eclipsys to merge, thus creating new health care information technology expert
Full ArticleAllscripts, a provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians, and Eclipsys, an enterprise provider of solutions and services for hospitals and clinicians, have signed a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1,3 billion. The combination of Allscripts and Eclipsys will create a clear expert in health care information technology, with the most comprehensive solution offering for health care organisations of every size and setting. Under terms of the merger agreement, Eclipsys stockholders will receive 1,2 shares of Allscripts for each share of Eclipsys, a 19 percent premium based on the June 8th closing price.
 
Planet Europe in Action
 
Informatics moves into nanomedicine
Full ArticleAccording to what researchers from Facultad de Informática and other institutions have advanced in an article just published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatric Research - Vol. 6, No. 5, 2010, nanoparticles are poised to play a key role in medical research in the coming decades, when nanomedicine will become part of medical practice. The article discusses the huge impact that informatics will have in the immediate future on vanguard medicine and innovation in a field, translational nano-informatics, that is set to translate advances in basic nanomedical research into clinical applications of growing importance.
Bond-style tech for emergencies
Full ArticleInstantly deployable James Bond-style information and communication technologies are now available to co-ordinate disaster response among diverse agencies and NGOs, thanks to European researchers. Emergency crews approach a badly damaged building. The earthquake that struck four hours before left the town destroyed, but many people remain to be found. Eight different agencies are now on site, desperately trying to co-ordinate efforts to rescue survivors in the twisted landscape.
Free, open virtual laboratory for infectious diseases
Full ArticleDoctors around the world will soon have a powerful new tool at their disposal in the fight against HIV and other infectious diseases: a virtual laboratory that will help them match drugs to patients and make treatments more effective. The ViroLab Virtual Laboratory, the core components of which are scheduled to be available on-line in 2010, uses the latest advances in machine learning, data mining, Grid computing, modelling and simulation to turn the content of millions of scientific journal articles, disparate databases and patients' own medical histories into knowledge that can effectively be used to treat disease.
New tools for earlier breast cancer diagnosis
Full ArticleModern techniques for investigating suspected breast cancer are now complementing conventional mammography. A team of European and United States researchers is developing ways to combine all this data to help doctors make earlier and more accurate diagnoses.
New probe promises to reveal brain's mysteries
Full ArticleDozens of potential applications await a new neurological probing platform developed by European scientists. The new system offers the promise of new cures for neurological disease and a better understanding of how our brain works. Parkinson's, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Alzheimer's and schizophrenia are just some of the brain conditions that could benefit from a new brain probing platform developed by European researchers. The NeuroProbes platform is a modular, three-dimensional probing system that can sense and stimulate individual brain cells both electrically and chemically, and it opens the door to dozens of new research programmes, and even promises to refine work currently underway.
 
The 21st century hospital
 
HealthMap surveillance efforts illustrate global epidemiology of H1N1 spread
Full ArticleAs H1N1 began to emerge in April 2009, HealthMap - an automated on-line disease tracking and mapping tool created by researchers in the Informatics Programme at Children's Hospital Boston - was already collecting information about the virus and plotting that information on a map of the globe, creating a freely available, real-time, digestible display of the outbreak. An article published in the May 6, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reviews HealthMap's H1N1 surveillance efforts and details the ability of the internet technology to support traditional public health infrastructures, using an interactive map created in partnership with the NEJM to exemplify the tool's value in disseminating information and providing an ongoing picture of global health, as well as retrospective analysis of the pandemic.
New left-side heart pump improves right-side heart function and causes fewer infections at Henry Ford Hospital
Full ArticleA state-of-the-art heart pump, designed to maintain a continuous flow of blood in end-stage cardiac patients with damage to the left side of the heart, also improves function on the right side of the heart, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital's Heart and Vascular Institute. The pump also has a significantly lower risk for infection than an earlier model of the device, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
John Theurer Cancer Center offers breakthrough radiation measurement technology
Full ArticleJohn Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center is one of two cancer centres in the tri-state area currently implanting a wireless radiation sensor, known as Dose Verification System (DVS). John Theurer Cancer Center radiation oncologists can now receive data immediately post-treatment on the precise amount of radiation being delivered to tumours and surrounding tissue for prostate cancer treatments.
IBM and Guang Dong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine analyze digital medical records to understand treatment efficacy
Full ArticleAt the Smarter Cities Forum in Shanghai, IBM has signed a collaboration with South China's largest hospital, Guang Dong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to apply new analytics technology to help doctors uncover trends and new knowledge about disease treatment from thousands of anonymous Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The tool will also enable clinicians to perform empirical studies on the efficacy of certain traditional Chinese treatments.
Logica to work with Region of Southern Denmark to improve and maintain patient care
Full ArticleThe Region of Southern Denmark has awarded Logica, a business and service technology company, an IT contract to deliver a new patient administration system. The system will be utilised by all 17 hospitals of the region and will help to improve and maintain patient care. The system is a highly secure information sharing platform, allowing hospitals to electronically share, access and search for critical patient information irrespective of where in the region the patient is located. The system enables the Region of Southern Denmark to provide the best patient care for all of its citizens, meeting a key objective in its transformation strategy.
 
Virtual snap shots
 
Could humans be infected by computer viruses?
Full ArticleA scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus. Dr. Mark Gasson, from the School of Systems Engineering, contaminated a computer chip which had been inserted into his hand as part of research into human enhancement and the potential risks of implantable devices. These results could have huge implications for implantable computing technologies used medically to improve health, such as heart pacemakers and cochlear implants, and as new applications are found to enhance healthy humans.
IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine issues Call for Papers for special issue on 4G Health
Full ArticleIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine is organizing a Call for Papers for a special issue on "4G Health: The Long Term Evolution of m-Health". The major advances in mobile health care technologies (m-health) in recent years have created new and innovative opportunities for new health care mechanisms and delivery services. Since the definition and the introduction of this emerging concept in a special issue of the IEEE Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine in 2004, it became since then one of the key domains within the e-health and wireless telemedicine bringing together major academic research and industry disciplines worldwide. The submission deadline for the new special issue on 4G Health is October 1, 2010.
Transinsight and antibodies-online develop software for semantic gene and protein identification
Full ArticleSince July 2009 Transinsight GmbH and antibodies-online GmbH partner together with TU Dresden and RESprotect GmbH to develop and deploy new semantic search technologies for the Life-Science industry. Their joint efforts are funded by the THESEUS research programme from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). With only a few months into the project, the partnering companies are now able to demonstrate a first outcome of their research to the public: Research antibodies that semantically fit to genes and proteins discussed within a certain biomedical publication are automatically suggested to the reader on Transinsight's search engine www.GoPubMed.com.
Intel, imec and five Flemish universities open Flanders ExaScience Lab
Full ArticleIntel Corporation, imec and 5 Flemish universities officially opened the Flanders ExaScience Lab at the imec research facilities in Leuven, Belgium. The lab will develop software to run on Intel-based future exascale computer systems delivering 1000 times the performance of today's fastest supercomputers, using up to 1 million cores and 1 billion processes to do so. The ExaScience Lab will be the latest member of Intel's European research network - Intel Labs Europe - that consists of 21 labs employing more than 900 R&D professionals.
Simulated Surgical Systems LLC partners to bring simulation advances to surgical training
Full ArticleSurgical robotic training will be taken to the next level with the partnership of Simulated Surgical Systems LLC (SSS) and five world renowned academic centres. Centers include Albany Medical College, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Health System; University of Medicine & Dentistry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Independent studies will be conducted at these centres to finalize much needed curriculum to help train future surgeons in robotic surgery. SSS will provide technical support to all five centres for studies to be completed by December 2010.
 
VMWC news bites
 
Rice team talks the walk - Students come through for Shriners with gait-analysis tool
Full ArticleWalk this way and a camera-carrying robot will follow. That sounds simple until you get into the details. Fortunately, Steven Irby, an engineer in the Motion Analysis Lab at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, knew just where to look for someone who could handle those details. Steven Irby turned to engineering students at Rice University who routinely tackle such challenges for their senior design projects. In this case, they're also supporting the noble goal, outlined in Rice's Vision for the Second Century, to contribute to the community beyond the Houston campus. The team of Rice seniors Jon Stanley, Ashley Hill and Laura Leim delivered the Trek Tracker, a high-tech video camera on a trolley that automates the process of videotaping a patient's gait, from the perfect angle, while the patient walks.
Intelligent therapies with virtual reality for the psychological treatment of patients suffering from fibromyalgia
Full ArticleResearchers of the Labpsictec at the Universitat Jaume I of Castellon (UJI) and the LahHuman Group at the Universidad Politecnica of Valencia (UPV) and the University of Valencia (UVEG) have developed a new therapy based on the use of mobile devices and virtual reality for the psychological treatment of patients suffering from fibromyalgia. This therapy is currently being validated by researchers of the UJI and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) with a group of 24 patients and it counts on the essential collaboration of the Rheumatology Department of the Hospital General of Castellón, supervised by the medical doctor Belmonte.
Use of Simulation Technology, EHR Systems, and Open Source Solutions for Medical Education and Training
Full ArticleTouring the new facilities of the School of Nursing Education at Shepherd University, it was interesting to see how technology is changing the traditional classroom settings. The tour took us through state-of-the-art classrooms set up as Intensive Care Units (ICU) and hospital patient rooms occupied by life sized robotic human mannequins. These human patient simulators are life-sized robotic mannequins that breathe, have pulses, respond to injected drugs and can be programmed to create simulations of life-threatening emergencies. Shepherd University is now in the process of installing and interfacing the 'open source' VistA electronic health record (EHR) systems to the robotic human mannequins to further refine and enhance the educational experience for their students. The use of simulation technologies in medical education and training continues to advance and become more widespread. This article attempts to provide a high level overview for management of healthcare provider organizations on the topic of simulation technology and its use in medical education and training. It attempts to pull together relevant information and representative examples of medical simulation technology currently being employed. The article also highlights selected issues such as ethical concerns, cost/benefits, and possible open source alternatives. Finally, it offers a set of recommendations to senior management on next steps to take with regards to the use of simulation technology in healthcare.
The brain: probing its deep mystery
Full ArticleWe know more about the cosmos than we do about the human brain, but work by European researchers will now allow scientists to probe further into the mysteries of our grey matter. We know the cosmos better than we do the ocean floor, but even the ocean floor is better understood than the human brain. Estimated to contain 50-100 billion (1011) neurons, and these cells pass signals to each other via as many as 1000 trillion (1015) synaptic connections, the brain is a vast territory.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Giant Heart relies on projectiondesign
Full ArticleBreaking new ground in the creative deployment of high-resolution video in visitor attractions, Norway's projectiondesign has supplied seven of its high resolution DLP projectors to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago for its stunning new Giant Heart within the YOU! The Experience exhibit. Following the opening of YOU! The Experience in late 2009, thousands of people have visited this educational exhibit over the past six months including local school groups.
 

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