The data explosion in healthcare through digital health networks goes hand in hand with concerns of data privacy and security. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK; and led to burning questions about the state of IT security in healthcare on the individual or systemic level, […]
It was high time that the stethoscope, the symbol of the medical profession, was upgraded to represent the state of play in healthcare in the 21st century. Here, I reviewed the Eko Core digital stethoscope allowing the medical community to listen to lung and heart sounds crystal-clearly and digitize the results within seconds.
Although the medical tricorder will remain a dream to be chased by digital health innovators for the years to come, I collected the portable, digital health diagnostic devices currently on the market in case anyone is thinking about purchasing an effective gadget making the patient the point of care.
Through the rapid speed by which start-ups in the healthcare sector are multiplying, it can be detected what a massive potential digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual or augmented reality have in healthcare. At NVIDIA’s GPU Tech Conference in San José this year (#GTC2017), countless innovative and inspiring teams lined up aiming to bring the future to healthcare. These five start-ups were my favorites.
As pregnancy and birth is a sensitive period for both the baby and the mother, it is crucial to monitor their health closely. It comes as no surprise that the market of sensors and health trackers for pregnancy and early motherhood is flourishing. In order to help expecting mothers navigate in the jungle of wearables, I listed the most useful pregnancy trackers and high-tech gadgets on offer. Check it out!
I write short science fiction stories to raise awareness about the massive ethical issues we will have to face when disruptive technologies show their full potential. This way, people can get scared, excited or just initiate discussions about how to prepare for the coming changes in health, disease and life.
3D printing drugs is not a fantasy anymore. Unbelievable shapes and any kind of drug can be fabricated with the groundbreaking technology. The UK biotech company, FabRx believes it could even appear as a regular technique in hospitals and pharmacies for creating personalized drugs in specific doses within 5-10 years.