By Erik L. Ridley, staff writer
    November 5, 2012

    Tuesday, November 27 | 11:25 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | VSIN31-13 | Room E351
    Display expert Dr. David Hirschorn of Staten Island University Hospital will close the mobile computing devices course by delving into the myriad quality assurance (QA) issues engendered by using mobile devices to view medical images.

    The big news in mobile devices in 2012 was Apple's launch of the new iPad, which will be discussed in detail during the presentation. Hirschorn will also expound on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's interest in a range of issues related to mobile devices, including ambient lighting conditions and even the potential impact of fingerprints on mobile screens.

    Other topics will include the security of mobile devices, which, ironically, may have more safeguards than desktop applications, he said.

    "Most [mobile applications] don't keep any [data] locally," he said. "When the application exits, anything that it had been working with is discarded."

    Hirschorn will also elaborate on the smaller pixel sizes encountered with mobile devices, and how calibration and quality assurance require a different process with these devices than with desktop displays.

    Last Updated np 11/2/2012 9:46:54 AM