Online gaming unlocks new opportunities for health and well-being when gathering in person isn’t an option.
By Melanie Ehrenkranz
I haven’t seen one of my closest friends in nearly three months. He lives a short walk from me, but because of our current socially distant reality, the closest I’ve come to seeing his face is looking at the avatar he designed for the gameAnimal Crossing: New Horizons. When my phone pinged with a GIF he sent me showing off his avatar’s new outfit — a suit and a monocle — for a second, it made me feel a little closer to him in a way I hadn’t in quite some time.
In this critical time, virtual simulations offer the next best thing to real patients, helping medical professionals and students sharpen their skills and learn new ones.
By Stephanie Walden
In Washington state, doctors who typically deal with elective surgeries turned to virtual reality (VR) to relearn emergency-response skills they haven’t practiced since medical school. In New York City, homebound nursing students watched online simulations to learn how to properly don personal protective equipment (PPE).
All around the country, both budding and established healthcare professionals pivoted their studies and skills due to COVID-19 — and often, without physically setting foot in traditional classrooms or hospitals.
A doctor and an HP employee teamed up from afar to design 3D-printed face shields for hospitals in short supply.
When Clara Remacha Corbalán and Abdel Hakim Moustafa met for coffee in early March, it felt like the final moment of calm before a storm. The next day, Spain declared a state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the country, and within a few days, the Barcelona hospital where Moustafa worked as a cardiologist was inundated with COVID-19 patients.
Packaging comprises a significant portion of total waste produced and can affect the health of our planet and people, which is why HP set a new goal to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025. The goal focuses on hardware unit packaging and is predicated on a move to molded fiber packaging cushions.
For over 80 years, HP has been driving lasting change to address the world's most pressing problems. From building a groundbreaking recycling supply chain that has kept over 60 million plastic bottles out of the ocean, to achieving 100 percent renewable electricity in the United States. At a time when it's easy to take our eye off the planet, we are as committed as ever to a more sustainable future. Learn why easy doesn't do it, and watch how HP delivers on bold promises for a sustainable future.