The iPad is also coming to the medical sector. Students of UC Irvine’s medical school will receive iPads in order to digitally maintain their notes, textbooks, recorded lectures, and even professor-produced podcasts. Even more exciting are the new digital stethoscopes and ultrasound machines which will connect to the iPad, allowing students to compare their recordings with digital libraries, aiding accurate diagnosis.
Aside from the benefits of portability and synchronization, these iPad initiatives signal a ‘green’ revolution in education. Rather than dealing with reams of lecture notes and cumbersome textbooks, students’ carbon footprint can be limited to their use of the iPad… which is also mostly recyclable. Gaea thanks you.
source: PhysOrg and USC Annenberg via Engadget