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.

Through the rapid speed by which start-ups in the healthcare sector are multiplying, it can be detected what a massive potential digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, virtual or augmented reality have in healthcare. At NVIDIA’s GPU Tech Conference in San José this year (#GTC2017), countless innovative and inspiring teams lined up aiming to bring the future […]



Medical Robotics

9 Exciting Facts About Medical Robots

Medical robots do not only exist in sci-fi movies, they are coming to healthcare. If medical professionals want to utilize them successfully and do not want to fear the loss of their jobs, they should learn more about them. Here are the 9 most exciting medical robot facts.

Top 10 Self-Surgeries

According to the Wikipedia article on self-surgery:

Self-surgery is the act of performing a surgical procedure on oneself. It can be a rare manifestation of a psychological disorder, an attempt to avoid embarrassment or legal action, or an act taken in extreme circumstances out of necessity.

Now the List Universe created a list of the top 10 most incredible self-surgeries. A short overview about what you will find there (the names and the procedure they performed):

  • Dr Jerri Nielsen: Biopsy
  • Amanda Feilding: Trepanation
  • Deborah Sampson: Extraction of Musket Ball
  • Dr Evan O’Neill Kane: Appendectomy and Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Joannes Lethaeus: Lithotomy (Removal of stones formed inside certain hollow organs such as the bladder and kidneys)
  • Sampson Parker: Amputation of Right Arm
  • Dr Leonid Rogozov: Appendectomy
  • Douglas Goodale: Amputation of Right Arm
  • Aron Ralston: Amputation of Right Arm
  • Ines Ramírez: Caesarean Section

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