I’ve used the whole evolution of Fitbit devices from Fitbit One through Surge and Blaze, so it was obvious I’ll test Ionic. I was curious what the first smartwatch and fitness tracker combination from Fitbit can offer me. The verdict? A neatly designed, resourceful tracker with many useful measurements, but I still can’t believe they don’t […]

The widespread U.S. opioid & overdose crisis is an ever-increasing tragic concern for everyone: writhing victims, family members being fain to see their relatives suffer or die, doctors prescribing opioid pain-killers what they thought before as safe, and regulators imposed to handle a tough situation. Addiction. It’s painful to even read about the skyrocketing numbers of […]

The Canadian government recognized the current challenges in their healthcare system alongside the rapid technological developments and their potential for changing medicine for good. Thus, a Senate Committee invited researchers, ethicists, entrepreneurs, and futurists like me to discuss the way forward. Recently, they published their findings containing actionable recommendations for the future. This is the […]



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The NHS Ransomware Attack, Data Privacy & Security in the Era of Digital Health – Part II.

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack impaired the smooth operation of several NHS hospitals in the UK. The connectivity of corporate networks with file-sharing systems and printers let the virus travel around quicker than the flue. While in the first part of our article series, I looked at the IT vulnerabilities of healthcare in general; here, I show the dangers that could be associated with the internet of health things.

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The NHS Ransomware Attack & Data Privacy in the Era of Digital Health – Part One

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, and what the future of health data security should look like.

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The Medical Futurist Explains – The Artificial Womb

Click-bait high-tech or healthcare headlines confuse and mislead readers, as more often than not they claim either superlative traits or hellish dystopias about innovations. In my new article series, I try to make sense of sensationalist news in healthcare as well as address the real purpose of digital technology and its ethical considerations.

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Three Ways Technology Will Change How We Watch Sports

Technology will not only change amateur and professional sports, but also the way we as spectators experience sport in front of our screens or in the stadiums. Here are a few ideas about the future of sporting events.

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Technology Will Change the Future of Professional Sports!

Technology is rapidly changing professional sports similarly to any other field. Let’s look at how technology can help athletes to reach their maximum potential, while keeping in mind how important it is to preserve the fun and happiness sport brings in people’s lives.

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Disruptive Technologies Push Bioterrorism To A Whole New Level

Terrorism is and will always be out there as we do not live in a world depicted in the movie Minority Report where crimes can be prevented by foreseeing them. We cannot and we do not want to supervise people’s lives as that would be the death of privacy. Also, disruptive technologies not only enhance the opportunities of true visionaries who want to make the world a better place but also the dreams of the bad guys ready for such dreadful acts as bioterrorism. We need to talk about it.

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What Is Living With An Artificial Pancreas Like?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition with no cure. It requires constant attention from the patient and his or her environment. Now, artificial pancreas is coming into the everyday-life of diabetes patients to unburden them and enable them to live a normal life. I had a great conversation with the inventor of the DIY pancreas, Dana Lewis to get to know how it feels like to elevate life with diabetes to a whole new level.