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Doctors look to treat sick children in virtual worlds

Doctors in a domed laboratory in Canada are designing a virtual world where they hope to one day treat traumatized children with colorful avatars using toy-like medical gadgets. Sensory stimulation could be used to make a burn victim feel she is encased in a block of ice. Three-dimensional images of a child’s bedroom…

Threat analyst says medical devices can be hacked remotely

LAS VEGAS — A computer threat analyst on Saturday will show a gathering of hackers how easy it is to wirelessly take control of an insulin pump on which a diabetic’s life could hinge. Jerome “Jay” Radcliffe’s demonstration at DefCon in Las Vegas will spotlight a critical need to build…