Sunday, June 17, 2007

On- line video in the service of medical 2.0

( this item is about important subject while i will mentioned several examples including JOVE)

On line video applications and tools are one of my favourites.
The ability of the technology with the net capacity create huge buzz concerning everything that holds the terms: video and web (video webcasting).
In a few years, maybe, our traditional t.v broadcasting will be just a romantic remembernace.
Video on the web emerge, side by side, with the concepts of web 2.0 so we see the bi-directional influence .
Youtube is the gold standart example.
Today, google's company is still improving and continue to build the well known web 2.0 platform which established and count on the popularity of end users video's.
At the beginning (amazing.....only two years ago), it was the place for funny and unusual self made video clips.
Nowdays its the place to see and search everything you can just dream about.
You tube is the place also for short videos from the medical/health world (why not to embedd videos containing reviews and news items, for example, from our health sector too).
Youtube is just the traditional example.
On our medical 2.0 sectors there are more and more sites that use the technical abilities of webcasting and video streaming.
The one that I want to mention, is more for the researchers among us.
JOVE (journal of visualized experiments).
It's a unique websites which built collections of videos on the subject of basic biologic research.
It is a real professional tool by trying to share with the "community" many visualized experiments.
There are several subcategories including : neuroscience, cellular biology and microbiology.
The aim is to solve the "bottleneck" (by their words) of reproducibility and transparency.
Quick learning and studying new labs procedures and techniques can help each other and at last improve the basic research for the all community.

If we are discussing "webcasting" , we can give other examples of platforms and websites on the health/medical 2.0 sector (just to be accurate, not all of those are medical 2.0 but still they are belong to the online video / medical sector) :

Videojug - There is a section of health and medicine.It is more a "knowledge flow" from experts to consumers.
2. Intrinsic professional educational tools like :
physical examination (one of several), clinical procedures (this one is offered by NEJM but there are few others free of charge).
Indeed, a magnificant world.
These are only a taste from an emerging world.

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