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, ethical obstacles and the tendency to oversell the technology. The very first step should be to familiarize with […]

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

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 […]



Health Sensors & Trackers

The Top 8 Swimming Trackers

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.

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Technologies Change Health Insurance: The Most Innovative Ventures

The accumulation of medical data enables health insurance companies to move from the 100-year-old concept of reactive care to preventive medicine. The future points to simple, fast and highly personalized insurance plans based on information from the healthcare system and data from health sensors, wearables, and trackers. Here is the changing health insurance scene and its most innovative solutions!

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Do Digital Health Sensors Limit Our Freedom of Choice?

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.

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There Is No Precision Medicine Without Artificial Intelligence

Artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) will most likely help healthcare move from traditional, „one-size-fits-all” medical solutions towards targeted treatments, personalized therapies, and uniquely composed drugs. In two words: precision medicine. However, before we let ANI take over the stage in healthcare, stakeholders should consider several ethical and legal issues.