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Touch Surgery Brings Surgery Training To Augmented Reality


Training surgeons on specific surgical procedures is expensive and hard. London-based Touch Surgery has created more than 200 training programs for surgical procedures to be completed on a mobile phone or tablet. At CES, it announces support for a new type of deeply immersive surgery training — and potentially assistance in an operating room — on DAQRI and HoloLens.

Tablet PC Review

Will Quantum Dot LEDs Show Up In Tablets Or Phones?


Samsung made a splash at CES 2017 with quantum dot LEDs (QLED), a new type that look better than traditional LCD displays, and are less expensive than OLED screens. This raises the possibility that QLEDs will appear in future tablets, but there are also reasons why this might not happen.

The Local

Samsung Austria To Introduce Virtual Reality Driving Lessons


Samsung Austria is teaming up with the national motor vehicle association (ÖAMTC) to develop a programme which enables new and aspiring drivers to practice using virtual reality technology.

Triple Pundit

Inside Ford’s Virtual Reality Labs


Immersive virtual reality uses a 23-camera motion-capture system and head-mounted display to virtually immerse an employee in a future workstation.

Tech Times

iPad For The Blind: $500 Blitab Translates Digital Text Into Braille


The touchscreen technology is now accessible to the blind and visually impaired as Blitab brings Braille to the digital age with their tactile tablet. Blitab’s easy access and affordability could signify a great improvement in Braille literacy.

Tech Radar

Smart Augmented Reality Gorilla Glass Could Be Coming To Future Cars


The concept car, pictured above, makes use of a "lightweight Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield with augmented reality capabilities", which allows the driver to get at-a-glance traffic and landmark updates, projected onto the screen dependent on the vehicle's location.

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2017 SID Election Results

Executive Committee

Yong-Seog Kim

President

Helge Seetzen

President-Elect

Takatoshi Tsujiumura

Treasurer

Achintya Bhowmik

Secretary

Sri Peruvemba

Americas Regional VP

P. Kathirgamanathan

European Regional VP

Xiaolin Yan

Asia Regional VP

Amal Ghosh

Past-President

Chapter Directors

John Miller

Bay Area/BA

Alaide Mammana

Latin America/LTN

Hoi-Sing Kwok

Hong Kong/HK

Herbert DeSmet

Mid-Europe/ME

Xiaowei Sun

Singapore/Malaysia/SG

François Templier

France/FR

Gady Golan

Israel/IL

Jun Souk

Korea/KO

Sally Day

UK-Ireland/UK/I

Victor Belyaev

Russia/RS

Deepak Gupta

India/IN

Zvi Yaniv

Texas/TX

Frank Qun Yan

Beijing