Robots, avatars, video games–and healthcare

Another take on Dr. Joseph Kvedar’s (Center for Connected Health) ’emotional automation’ [TA 30 Oct] and solving the problem of ‘enough healthcare’ through technology devices and robots. Do we really think of tech as an extension of ourselves? Can we learn from the altered states produced by video gaming? Can scenarios and avatars help defuse social anxiety and PTSD? A longish read from a blog written by Kent Bottles, MD. Will avatars, robots and video games replace doctors?