With the rapid and constant inventions in the computational world, the creation of exergames change the concept of “passive activity” we had about video games to a “fully body activity”. Who hasn’t heard or even played on a "Nintendo Wii Fit", "Xbox Kinect" or "PlayStation Move"? These are some examples of devices that makes possible for an individual to make moves in front of the TV pretending to be inside of the game. Thus the areas of health and technology show they are a powerful combination, and the exergames show they can offer several benefits to population as decreasement of sedentary lifestyle and stress, better physical conditioning and cognitive benefits for people of all ages. All that provided by interdisciplinarity.
To celebrate much more the 10 years of the creation of the course of Biomedical Informatics, we are happy to inform that Kidopi (www.kidopi.com.br), company founded by former students of the course of Biomedical Informatics at USP-RP, won the national phase of World Summit Award (http://www.wsis-award.org/), global prize of United Nations to promote the best and most innovative content in digital universe. The prize was in the category "e-Health & environment" with the system HealthBI, which offers to hospital managers access, in real time, to indicators and tools of intelligent management. Kidopi receives today the prize of United Nations in a ceremony in São Paulo, and is now able to compete in the international phase of the prize, which occurs at Estonia in August. The 5 best works, between more than 160 countries, will participate at the finals that occurs in October at Sri Lanka.
When we talk about technological evolution, it is natural the association to more efficient computers, thinner tablets and phones with multiple functions. Meanwhile, advances in medicine are associated with the emergence of new drugs and scientific studies. However, this new era of technology overcomes barriers and shows that can go beyond pre-established concepts, and thus build devices like "smart glasses" and direct them to healthcare area. With this innovative thought, many companies are investing in this new market, such as Google.
It looks like science fiction or a futuristic invention, but it is actually real! 3D printers have bursted the routine of hospitals, and they can even save lives! It is able to create an object, body or three-dimensional tissue made of plastic (or other material) using a computer software, just like any ordinary printer prints paper.
The result of a edict from Foundation for Researching’ Suport from the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) for projects in partnership with Microsoft Research is now disponible. One of the approved projects is from a Biomedical Informatics’ Professor at University of São Paulo (USP) in Ribeirão Preto: Ricardo Z. Nicoliello Vencio (Laboratory website). A great achievement to assist in dissemination of our course.
Graduation students from the course of Biomedical Informatics (located at University of São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto city campus) are finalists for the Mobile Campus Awards 2013! A unique event for us came with even better news: one of them won 1st place in the category Social Technology with 'EarUP' project and will be rewarded with a trip to Boston, USA, for a visit to MIT (Massassuchets Institute of Technology).
A cream made with the aid of nanotechnology, when energized by a beam of red light, kills at an efficiency of 95% tumor cells in human skin.
The drug, developed by a team of scientists from USP (University of São Paulo), in RibeirãoPreto, has been being tested for one year at three hospitals in Brazil.
Stem cell therapy reverses type1 diabetes
Hello friends of the portal, I'm 23 and I'm in the second year of Biomedical Informatics (or IBm, in portughese, to the more intimate) graduation course at Universidade de São Paulo (USP), RibeirãoPreto. IBm is not an easy course, so if you are reading this article then you are probably awareof it.
Disciplines as Physics, Object Oriented Programming and Cellular Biology may, together, not make much sense in the head of a graduation student. The impression one gets during the course is that we are being formed as a chimera (a mythological beast that consists of a hybrid appearance of various animals, and in our case, these animals have names: Mathematics, Computing and Biology).
The undergraduate degree in Medical Informatics, implemented from the first half of 2003, under the joint responsibility of FFCLRP and FMRP, represents a concrete product of the collaboration between the areas of exact sciences and biological sciences.
This is an innovative course, in the sense that it is the first proposal in the country. Before its establishment, the demand for research institutions and the labor market in relation to the development of technologies in informatics applied to biosciences was fulfilled by professionals with basic training in computer or medical sciences, adjusted with additional skills.
What is the profession?
Biomedical Informatics is the area that deals with the development and research in computer systems related to applications in biosciences. From a hybrid form in Computer Science and Biomedicine, the professional in medical informatics develops software that optimizes the work in hospitals, medical clinics, health centers, laboratories and research centers.
The professional can manage computerization projects from medical centers, develop and implement digital systems for transmitting and storing of radiological images and work in the bioinformatics area, developing specific software to assist in biotechnology studies.
The Biomedical Informatics aims to train professionals that meet the market demand related to computerization of biosciences area, corresponding to a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from the active participation in medical and biological research as well as in activities in different companies such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical equipment, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and in various sectors of management and implementation of public health policies.