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.
I was offered a genetic test by MyDNA that promises to let you know how your body metabolizes medications based on your genetic background. It might be crucial in the future when deciding about certain drugs for certain diseases. Here, I show you the results of my review.
Disruptive technologies are taking huge leaps towards revolutionizing whole areas, also in medicine and healthcare, while we are way behind in understanding how they function and what effect they have on us. I believe we have to get used to these technologies which might turn out to be very scary at first, or even at second sight.
Amazing new technologies such as virtual or augmented reality, 3D-printing or CRISPR will revolutionize dentistry and our whole attitude towards oral health in the future. Let’s look at the top 8 digital technologies.
Innovation and technology might lead us to more conscious food consumption. We might get to know better, what we eat, what and how we should eat, or how to stretch the boundaries of the food industry. Let’s take a closer look at the future of food.