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Lehigh Valley Health Network Regional Burn Center needed a better way to manage burn victims' pain during treatment, since opioids and sedatives can increase hospital stays and costs. One possibility: virtual reality, which controls pain by distraction. But head gear and hand controls hurt patients with burns on their faces, arms, or hands. Lehigh customized a virtual-reality helmet on a mechanical arm so there's only one point of contact with the patient. The $50,000 unit has an infection control mouse and keyboard and is on a mobile cart. The helmet immerses patients in a snowy environment, where they can throw snowballs at animals and other characters.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.
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