Friday, April 11, 2014

When seconds can mean the difference between life and death

MARVLIS presents geographic and EMS call data plotted on a map
Though we tend to equate being predictable with being boring, in the case of optimizing emergency response, it is actually a virtue.
n emergency situations, response time can make the difference between life and death. 

Since it deployed the Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location Information System (MARVLIS) in 2008, Jersey City Medical Center EMS says it has better-than-average response times and markedly improved survival rates. MARVLIS combines geographic information system technology, wireless communications, and a global positioning system to produce real-time information that enables emergency response teams to get to their destinations faster.
Read more in

Analytics Speed Up Response Times for EMS

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Highly detailed 3D printing in NY

Photo from Mini 3D Me
There are only four of these 3D printing systems in the world, with two of them in the United States. That one of those two should be in New York is not remarkable. But the fact that it is not in the Big Apple itself, but in Westchester County is somewhat surprising. How did the combination of a Pro Jet 660 3D printer and Artec scanner, which combined carry a 6-figure price tag, end up in Yorktown?  Find out in 

Advanced 3D Printing in New York