Sandeep Jauhar’s latest NY Times piece is about empathy gadgets, how tech and healthcare are using machines to foster understanding and compassion.
The demonstration took place this year at a hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The device, a new technology called the SymPulse, was feeding a signal into my arm that simulated the tremors of a patient with Parkinson’s disease. My mother had Parkinson’s. For years, I’d wanted — and struggled — to understand what she was going through. That day I finally got my chance. [NYTimes.com]