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.



Health Sensors & Trackers

Health Sensor Under The Mattress: Live by Earlysense Review

I have always been skeptical of sleep sensors to be placed under the mattress due to their assumed inaccuracy. However, Live by Earlysense proved me wrong, and if its smart alarm were better, I would even reconsider my routine sleep tracking method. Read on to discover the details of my big Live by Earlysense review.

Bioethics TMF Explains

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.

Genomics

The Karmagenes Review: Can a Genetic Test Determine Your Personality?

At the crossroad of psychology and genetics you find the company, Karmagenes, which promises to tell you what characteristics you possess based on your DNA. After I reviewed their genetic and psychological test, I have to say their scientific methods did not convince me, unfortunately.

Future of Medicine Healthcare Design

What Has Digital Health Ever Done For Us? Well, At Least 60 Things!

I have 60 responses to the pressing question on every skeptic, healthcare-oriented person’s mind: what has digital health ever done for us?

Virtual Reality in Medicine

Virtual Reality Is Used in Clinical Practice

Dr. Brennan M. Spiegel and his research team at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been experimenting with virtual reality (VR) for years. I had a fruitful and very exciting correspondence with him about moments of immersion, virtual pharmacies or how to travel to Iceland without leaving your hospital bed. Read on!

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What Should Primary Care Look Like in the Future?

I truly hope that very soon I do not have to make an appointment at the GP when I suspect signs of a disease, but my GP will send me a message that she spotted something irregular in my latest test results and my digital health data, so I’d better visit. Let me show you in detail, how primary care should be carried out in the future!

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Chatbots Will Serve As Health Assistants

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.