Latest Benjamin Lok Stories

2009-06-23 14:10:00

"What brings you in to see me today?""Part of my left breast has been painful for awhile.""Can you lie down so that I can examine you?"It sounds like a snippet of conversation between doctor and patient. But the doctor, in this recent exchange at the University of Florida campus, was actually an engineering doctoral student "” and the patient a "mixed reality human" composed of a life-sized computer avatar on a flat screen and a mannequin with a prosthetic breast.Intimate procedures...

Word of the Day
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.