Since the introduction of a special software and optimization of patient management practices in November 2015, in the Hungarian county of Kaposvár the average time from the discovery of a cancerous disease until the actual medical consultation about the treatment plan has been reduced drastically from 54 to 21 days. Those 33 days could mean […]
The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our eyes mainly through digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, VR/AR, 3D-printing, robotics or nanotechnology. We have to familiarize with the latest developments in order to be able to control technology and not the other way around. Check out the most important trends for the […]
Sleep tracking is not an easy business. There are plenty of options on the market, while choosing and paying for a sensor, an app or both is a serious commitment. I decided to carry out a week-long experiment by testing various sleep apps, sensors and their combinations in order to help you with my own […]
One of my duties as The Medical Futurist is testing new healthcare sensors. I tested the Viatom O2 which promises to closely monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen level, while you are dreaming about a holiday in Hawaii. Moreover, it offers to warn you with a smart vibration, if the SpO2 level drops too low. Here is my verdict about the device.
Genome sequencing does definitely not equal with fortune telling: it cannot predict how long you will live or what your body mass index will look like. However, it can tell you a lot about your sensitivity to drugs, your family history or whether you are a carrier of monogenic conditions.
I was offered a genetic test by MyDNA that promises to let you know how your body metabolizes medications based on your genetic background. It might be crucial in the future when deciding about certain drugs for certain diseases. Here, I show you the results of my review.
Robotics has the power to completely reshape the landscape of healthcare both in its structure and its operation. Here, you find my own list about the most relevant companies and start-ups on the healthcare robotics market.