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The dangers of AI in health care: risk homeostasis and automation bias

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Jul 2017

The dangers of AI in health care: risk homeostasis and automation bias

Exhibition Road in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is home to the some of the world’s greatest museums. But its also part of a recent experiment in urban design, called Shared Space. Along the length of the street, the lines between road and pavement have been dissolved: cars and pedestrians share the same space, […]

Distributed cognition: designing for the expert and the machine

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Mar 2016

Distributed cognition: designing for the expert and the machine

In design Innovation Medicine Opinion By cosgadmin

In 2013 the Journal of Patient Safety published a report that found that 440,000 Americans were dying each year from preventable medical error. In the three years that have elapsed since then new technologies to prevent such errors have been developed – if not necessarily implemented. But how far can throwing technology at the problem […]

Ebola Crisis Hackathon: Skoll Centre Report

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Feb 2015

Ebola Crisis Hackathon: Skoll Centre Report

In Innovation Medicine Opinion By cosgadmin

November’s Ebola Crisis Hackathon A report by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Back in November I joined a group of doctors, entrepreneurs, developers and designers at the Ebola Crisis Hackathon in Oxford. The aim of the weekend was to address specific problems faced by the crisis in West Africa. The report gives a summary of the status of […]

February’s start up of the month: MedicineAfrica

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Feb 2015

February’s start up of the month: MedicineAfrica

MedicineAfrica   An interview with Alexander Finlayson, Director of MedicineAfrica and Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care. What is MedicineAfrica and why is it needed? MedicineAfrica is an online platform, creating a network of the global health workforce and which supports the people who build health systems. We are trying to act as a window between remote health systems […]

The art of medicine: designers in the NHS

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Oct 2014

The art of medicine: designers in the NHS

In Innovation Medicine By cosgadmin

Maja Kecman is part of a small team of designers from the RCA charged with re-inventing and improving services in Imperial College London’s St Mary’s Hospital. The Helix Centre, set up by Lord Darzi as part of his Institute for Global Health Innovation is tucked away in a building overlooking Paddington station. I visited the team at their […]

BMA Communities: Planning how to make Mars habitable

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Sep 2014

BMA Communities: Planning how to make Mars habitable

In Article By cosgadmin

Published on 19th September in BMA Communities I love medicine. I love the science, the satisfaction of a diagnosis, and the human stories. It can be horrible, hard and emotionally exhausting, but on a fundamental level it can be infinitely rewarding. But I love creating things too. I enjoy building new projects and fleshing out […]

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Sep 2014

Singularity University – an exponential summer

In Opinion By cosgadmin

Originally published in ES Magazine, 14/08/2014 Ed Boyden is expected to win the Nobel Prize in October. He is a pioneer in a new field called optogenetics. He can restore sight, steady trembles and soothe epilepsy. He uses a tiny virus to infect brain cells in mice with a molecule that makes the cells respond to […]

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Jun 2014

Smooth Food

In Medicine By cosgadmin

Wired ran an article in April on a start up that is printing ‘smooth food’ for people with difficulty chewing. What are the implications for food production? What if you just needed a printer and some ‘ink?’ 3D printing is evolving rapidly, from circuit boards (founded by a 16 year old girl!) to 3D printed fabrics […]