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BRIEF: Mayo Clinic's high-tech mobile museum rolls through Grand Forks

July 29, 2014

By Eric Hylden, Grand Forks Herald

July 29--David Cockriel, an Altru employee, waved his arms back and forth as a skeleton on an interactive screen mirrored his movements Monday at a traveling high-tech mobile museum from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

The 40-ton mobile exhibit, stationed in the parking lot of Altru Clinic in Grand Forks, uses nearly 1,000 square feet to tell Mayo's story. The museum has been on tour since April and will visit 45 cities in the United States and Canada by Oct. 31 to celebrate the Mayo Clinic's 150th anniversary.

The display used mirror technology to mimic motion via the skeleton that illustrated skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems of the human body.

Altru Health System was selected since it became the first member of the Mayo Clinic's care network. The cooperative effort gives Altru patients access to the Mayo Clinic's expertise and their best practices while keeping care close to home. The network now has 29 members.

From January through June, there have been 241 e-consults between Altru and the Mayo Clinic.


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