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Marvel Entertainment was one of the first major Hollywood companies to commit to 3D movies. Beginning last summer, every movie based on a Marvel comic property was to be either filmed in 3D or converted to 3D for theatrical and home entertainment releases. When this mandate came down, Ari Arad (Iron Man), producer of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, turned to NVIDIA to help with the production of the Sony Pictures sequel, which is now out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD....
People are flocking to the theater to take in Pixar’s latest animated film, Brave, which we recommend seeing in 3D, of course. After seeing the movie you can relive the adventure by picking up the gorgeous Brave: The Video Game for PC. The third-person action/adventure game lets you play the role of Princess Merida—Pixar’s first female lead character—as you follow her adventures in a family-friendly storyline based on the film. Engage in bow-and-arrow and sword combat and...
At E3 Namco thrilled hip-hop loving fans of its Tekken series by announcing that none other than the “Doggfather” of hip-hip himself, Snoop Dogg, has recorded the title track for its upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Better still, for his myriad fans, a special Snoop-themed fighting stage will be featured in the game. And that’s not all… NVIDIA has partnered with Namco to produce an exclusive 3D version of the game’s title track, “Knock ‘Em Down”. The video made its national...
3DVisionLive.com is excited to unveil the fourth in a series of photo contests aimed at giving you a platform to show off your images and potentially win some cool prizes. This one's a little different in that it will span three months - June, July, August - and is themed: Your image must be something that captures the essence of the season, which can be anything from bathing beauties to sand castles to epic water balloon fights. The Summer Photo Contest is open to legal...
During NGF in Shanghai in April (http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/watch-live-streaming/), NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang first time unveiled the Passion Leads Army (光荣使命) benchmark to the public. PLA is the first China-developed DirectX 11 benchmark officially released by a top Chinese developer—Giant IronHorse Studio. Giant IronHorse is creating the multiplayer online first-person shooter with the Unreal Engine 3 engine, so you know it's going to look awesome. The...

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Osteoarthritis — the wearing down of the protective cartilage between the bones — causes severe joint pain and is a leading cause of disability. Yet this common disease of the bones is one of the most difficult to detect and prevent in its early stages.

In the U.S. alone, osteoarthritis is responsible for the majority of total knee and hip replacements. The most prevalent form of the disease affects the knees, occurring in 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women over the age of 60. These numbers are only expected to grow due to aging populations and the obesity epidemic — with huge costs on public health systems and well-being.

Hoping to turn this trend around, ImageBiopsy Lab, an Austrian startup and member of our Inception program, is using deep learning to diagnose osteoarthritis of the knees much more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Better, Faster, Stronger

The progression of osteoarthritis is currently considered to be largely unstoppable. Diagnosis relies purely on the visual assessment of two-dimensional X-ray images by doctors, combined with an understanding of the patient’s background. This is a time- and resource-intensive process, which can prolong the wait for an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment plan.

No medications can cure osteoarthritis, so treatments focus on the relief of symptoms and restoring functionality. This means that the quicker and more accurate the initial diagnosis, the better osteoarthritis can be managed.

Using computer vision and deep learning algorithms, ImageBiopsy Lab is enabling doctors to gain a precise, three-dimensional understanding of two-dimensional images. The company trained its algorithms, using NVIDIA GPUs, on over 150,000 radiographs, so doctors can receive accurate measurements of the areas around the bones in the knees. The results can indicate the severity of the patient’s osteoarthritis without any further processing needed.

Dr. Michael Riedl, specialist in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, demonstrates ImageBiopsy Lab’s IB Lab BMAx solution.

Instead of having to load the X-rays from the server and then manually assess the images, doctors receive  an automated analysis of radiographs, performed in real time, indicating the strength of the bone. With these processes automated, doctors can enjoy time savings of up to 90 percent compared to manual image grading, giving them more time to focus on diagnosis and building treatment plans. Through automatizing the initial stages, doctors can now make complete diagnoses for four times as many patients in the amount of time it currently takes to diagnose one.

Plus, with objectively measured parameters in hand, doctors can initiate clearly defined treatment pathways, which can slow the progression of the disease.

“The power of NVIDIA’s GPUs has allowed us to accelerate the training of our networks and enabled us to deploy our product much faster,” said Richard Ljuhar, CEO and co-founder of ImageBiopsy Lab.

Inception

ImageBiopsy Lab is one of more than 2,200 startups in our Inception program. The virtual accelerator program provides startups with access to technology, expertise and marketing support.

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There’s no better way to leave Las Vegas than with a big bag of loot.

We left the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week with more than 20 awards for everything from our dazzling new Big Format Gaming Displays to our sophisticated NVIDIA DRIVE automotive AI platform.

The awards mirror the story we brought with us to CES: we’re transforming gaming, television and transportation, and bringing modern AI — powered by GPUs — to cars, homes and the cloud.

In the fast-growing PC gaming business, we won 10 awards alone for BFGD — which delivers silky-smooth gaming and entertainment on enormous 4K HDR screens. Our automotive business also won big, underscoring partnerships with everyone from automaker VW to ride-sharing service Uber and search giant Baidu.

Here’s our latest tally of awards from this year’s CES.

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