Telemedicine fulfills a natural demand in the digital age: how to bring patients and doctors closer to each other without the need to lose long hours through traveling, but gain all the benefits of healthcare. Telemedicine should become such an integral part of the healthcare system in the future that it would not be labeled as “telemedicine” anymore but just another ordinary way to talk to peers or patients. Until that happens, let’s see the top telemedicine solutions out there.
If you measure your daily step count or raise a virtual plant to drink more water a day, you already fell victim of the charms of gamification. Is it bad news? On the contrary! Gamified apps, devices, and therapies will gradually appear in every field of healthcare making behavior change easier and more fun. Here are the greatest examples of gamification!
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.
Chatbots, intelligent personal assistants, artificial intelligence supported messaging apps or voice controlled bots are forecasted to replace simple messaging apps soon. In healthcare, they could take off the burden on medical professionals regarding easily diagnosable health concerns or quickly solvable health management issues. Here is the evolution of bots as health assistants.
Time is crucial in healing, no matter whether it’s about a natural disaster, heart attack or an organ transplant. In future medical emergencies, where urgent response will be necessary, drones will mean the fastest answer. They will fly the extra mile in delivering drugs, vaccines, blood or organs.
Engaging in sports is essential for keeping your mental, emotional and physical health. If you do not have the time and money for going to a gym and having your own personal trainer, let me introduce you to an awesome wearable being able to help you out – Gymwatch.