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 […]
Digital technologies, such as interactive maps, open databases, textbots, apps, telehealth services or drones have great potential to help people stranded in life-threatening situations and make first response teams more effective during disasters. Let’s see how!
With the fast advancement of digital technologies and the allure of entrepreneurial lifestyle, plenty of people in different professions turn to coding thinking that the future will require even more IT skills than today. Although I do not question the importance of digital literacy in general, I believe medical professionals should rather master soft skills […]
I receive plenty of questions from patients, physicians, researchers, developers, and policy makers after my talks about where they should start in discovering the future of medicine. Which books, movies, TV series or websites would help them understand and get a clear picture about where medicine and healthcare are heading because of new disruptive innovations. Here, I collected everything you need into the ultimate starter kit for the future of medicine.
The essence of digital health is making patients the point of care – no matter how unexpected the method. Could you ever imagine that there will be a time when you could measure your heart rate with a device slipped into your key chain holder or your blood pressure on your wrist? MOCAcare does both of that. Moreover, it provides its measurements in good quality and gives meaningful information even for laypeople.
In the era of “fake news”, click-bait articles and a tremendous amount of spam, it is important to be vigilant. We have to spot what’s real and what’s fake medical news. It is easy to over-hype a technology or get false hope, but we must battle this. I summarized the best methods that help filter gold out of the information garbage.
If you measure your daily step count or raise a virtual plant to drink more water a day, you already fell victim of the charms of gamification. Is it bad news? On the contrary! Gamified apps, devices, and therapies will gradually appear in every field of healthcare making behavior change easier and more fun. Here are the greatest examples of gamification!
It took some time for the medical community to accept the stethoscope. It will also take a while to recognize A.I. as a full-fledged health tool – despite its vast potential to revolutionize healthcare. Yet, it is so powerful that when it will finally take its rightful place in healthcare, it will displace the stethoscope as its symbol.
Some say technology will replace 80% of doctors in the future. I disagree. Instead, technology will finally allow doctors to focus on what makes them good physicians: treating patients and innovating, while automation does the repetitive part of the work. While every specialty will benefit from digital health, some will especially thrive due to these innovations. Here, we enlisted the medical fields with the biggest potential for development in the future.
The Fitbit Blaze has all the potential to become the best wearable to combine activity and sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring and stress release function, but it has a huge downside. The smart alarm is missing. Here is how Fitbit missed hitting the jackpot.