Pharmaceutical, health insurance, medical and digital technology companies took brave steps in 2017 to strengthen their digital health market position with more or less success. Yet, last year’s business moves also suggest important trends: producing drugs alone without added digital services is not enough anymore for pharma; medical websites are becoming huge media outlets; and […]

With more than a hundred exhibitors, countless new ideas and exciting innovations digital health truly conquered Las Vegas and CES 2018. Just as last year, we decided to show you the most and least impressive healthcare-related gadgets, sensors, trackers, and more importantly, the discernible trends.

Digital health is booming and there are thrilling trends to be excited about for 2018.



Future of Medicine Medical Education

Let Medical Students Become 21st Century Physicians

We don’t need no obsolete medical education, sings the average medical student leaning on a fat volume of anatomy. Rightly so, as in the 21st century, students should learn about the human body through virtual reality, should familiarize themselves with digital health, and prepare for the sweeping changes technology brings upon the medical community already in medical school. Let’s reform medical education to nurture 21st century physicians!

Health Sensors & Trackers

A Review of Skeeper – Your Pink Pocket Cardiologist

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.

Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones

The Future of Emergency Medicine: Innovations Making Patients The Point-of-Care

Every minute spent without treatment could reduce the chance of survival in case of medical emergency and trauma patients. Digital health innovations making patients the point-of-care could become a great help for first responders and emergency units in the battle against time. Here, we collected what trends and technologies will have an impact on the future of emergency medicine.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Healthcare Policy

Six Challenges To Tackle Before Artificial Intelligence Redesigns Healthcare

The potential of artificial intelligence for making healthcare better is indisputable. The question is how to integrate it successfully into our healthcare systems. For doing so, we have to overcome technical, medical limitations, as well as regulatory obstacles, soothe ethical concerns and mitigate the tendency to oversell the technology. The very first step should be to familiarize with what A.I. truly means. In our latest e-book, A Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, we summarized everything you need to know, so now, let’s look at the second step: the challenges to overcome!

Medical Science Fiction

News From 2037: Women Fired As Her Wearable Indicated Pregnancy Won Court Battle Against Her Employer

A short story about wearable sensors, predictive algorithms and their potential ethical consequences.

Health Sensors & Trackers

Fitbit Ionic Review: Bromance with the Pebble Smartwatch

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.

Bioethics Telemedicine & Smartphones Virtual Reality in Medicine

Digital Health Supports The Fight Against Opioids

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 which 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 people suffering, thus we decided to map how digital health could help tackle the opioid crisis.