No matter whether it’s about fitness, sleep, stress management or health, data could help you achieve your goals. See how I did it in 2017 with my simple excel spreadsheet!
Makerspaces, DIY labs and communities for fabricating objects are multiplying at an unimaginable speed. As such spaces, equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters and many other digital tools, are perfect for building health sensors or medical alert systems, The Medical Futurist team had to experiment with it. I cannot be more enthusiastic about both the idea and its realization!
Smartsound, a South Korean start-up sent me Skeeper, their pink pocket cardiologist. The gadget promises to measure heart health and to give personalized lifestyle advice, although I have mixed feelings about the device. You can find the reasons in our Skeeper review below.
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 have a smart wake up function. Maybe in 10 years.
We test and review a whole range of health sensors and trackers but we haven’t touched upon swimming yet. The reason is simple: I’m not a Michael Phelps so to say. When it comes to swimming, it’s not in my top 50 sports activities. As we still get questions about which tracker to use for swimming, we dove into the water-resistant wearable market. Now, you can splash into the pool with the best wearables for swimming.
How do you live healthier with data? How do you get used to sensors and wearables? I receive plenty of questions after my keynotes about digital health; how it changes my life and how it could transform society in the future. A while ago, I was on stage in Lisbon, when someone asked me whether I think the use of health sensors might limit our freedom of choice. As it generated a discussion within The Medical Futurist team too, I decided to outline my position and the counter-arguments. Needless to say, I stood for technology not curbing our freedom in any way.
Do you realize how much you look at your phone a day? Only when your neck starts to hurt? Do you feel lazy and downcast when you sit in your office chair too long? Lumo Lift promises to improve your posture by gently nudging you onto the right path, while Lumo Run pledges to teach you how to have a good run. I tested both sensors and the overall verdict is positive. Check out the details here!