This week, medical professionals from around the state met to discuss a surprising topic – simulated patients. More and more medical and nursing schools are relying on high-tech mannequins to teach valuable lessons, before students actually lay hands on humans.
Cell phones seem to be everywhere, but they’re not always easy for everyone to use. An industrial design class at Virginia Tech invented a very smart, smartphone designed for people missing a limb… and everyone else.
A construction site accident at Virginia Tech last week, once again highlights the importance of safety measures at commercial construction sites.
Five people suffered non-life threatening injuries, when a hydraulic scaffold collapsed and fell about 25 feet. No word yet on the cause of that accident.
Falls by workers are one of the major causes of fatalities on construction sites. And while there have long been fall prevention regulations for commercial construction, OSHA recently implemented safety requirements for RESIDENTIAL construction as well.
A new strain of bird flu has been identified in China. Scientists at Virginia Tech are helping quickly analyze data to identify risk factors, limiting potential spread of the deadly virus.
The new strain of flu, H7N9 has been seen only in China. So far, around one hundred and thirty cases have been confirmed. Some have proved fatal. The virus appears to be affecting only people who handle live birds infected with the strain.