Microsoft Surface 2.0 For Healthcare With Advanced Touch Capabilities, Bar Codes and You Can Hang It on the Wall
Posted Jan 07 2011 3:15am
I watched the keynote last night from CES too and Surface is evolving. Not everyone may want a table set, so with the new slim design, it goes on the wall now. The new Surface unit is from Samsung and runs Windows 7. After the key note too I easily made up my mind that I’ll be sticking with a Windows 7 phone too as having mobile Xbox on the phone, which I have not really explored much with Xbox, will open up some new things for me to do with my phone other than my favorite game, PacMan <grin>. If Surface has PacMan, I’m in trouble.
Notice the Microsoft Tag up in the corner of the top image, as Surface and Microsoft Tags work together and Tags can be an way of entering information into a HealthVault account and a secure log on. In this case the medical information via Microsoft Tags goes right from surface to the patient’s phone. A confirmation is shown that the the file has been added. Here’s a post from last year that has a couple videos and the frog here is the key! The frog is showing how information is transported to and from Surface with Microsoft Tags.
Back on track with surface Dr. Crounse wrote up a pretty detailed listing of what the new unit will be able to do and more details can be found hereand a brief summary is below the video. The keyboard as we know it is getting closer to being extinct. BD
Last evening during his keynote at CES in Las Vegas , Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off some of our newest innovations. One of those was the next iteration of Surface Computing .
From the very first time I saw early prototypes of Surface in Andy Wilson’s labs at Microsoft Research, I knew the technology would soon find its way into health and healthcare. Indeed that happened and today we have dozens of partners and customers around the world who have developed very cool solutions on Surface for clinicians, medical educators, and consumers to help them teach, learn, communicate and collaborate.
I fully expect to see a lot of renewed interest in Surface from healthcare partners who have already been developing solutions on the device. I also predict down the line that we’ll be seeing some “mashups” combining Surface with attributes of Kinect , Xbox , Xbox Live, Avatars, and possibly Microsoft Lync or Windows Live. I’ve always maintained that the digital, flat-screen Internet connected device in our living rooms (our television) would one day become the gateway to all kinds of new services and entertainment. Let the “games” begin!