ANN ARBOR (WWJ) –  A new state of the art hospital in Ann Arbor will celebrate their opening and incorporate a high tech football star on Sunday.

The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital spans 1.1 million feet – Director of Pediatric Cardiology John Sharpee tells WWJ’s Pat Sweeting that the larger rooms help move technology.

“It allows us to move the technology that we need to take care of these complex patients into the room with the patients,” said Sharpee.

Sharpee also had a hand in the design of the electro physiology testing room:

“Much like a cardiac catheterization lab … there we have this very advanced stereo-tactic machinery that allow us to manipulate the catheters   within the patient through robotics as opposed to  what’s currently done which is  manually, you can imagine this robotics stereotactic approach is much more precise.

Visitors to the new Motts Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor can now experience a high-tech brush with celebrity.

Former U-M football star and Super Bowl champ Charles Woodson appears in the new Mott Children’s Hospital lobby minute of every day – thanks to 3-D technology and a special app called 3-D Woodson for the iPhone or iPad.

Lauren Stewart – a Mott development team spokesperson:

“If you come to the Mott Children’s Hospital and hold your phone up to the picture of his jersey, he is actually rendered in 3-D … and you can stand next to him  and take your photo with him and send it to your friends.  – CLICK ON THE LINK HERE

SEE WOODSON  MARKER HERE –  Once you’ve downloaded the app in the iTunes app store, simply launch it and scan your device over the image of the jersey.

You can check it out on November 6 – when C. S. Mott Hospital in Ann Arbor  and the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital will hold an open house for the general public.


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