Blockchain already earned the buzzword of the year award, so it is high time to address the elephant in the room. Is it really there? If it is, will it really change everything? How will it impact healthcare?

A new digital pain reduction kit was designed in a partnership between Samsung Health, the German pharma giant, Bayer, healthcare start-up appliedVR, the Travelers insurance company and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, announced Dr. Brennan Spiegel. The set will be tested in a randomized trial to reduce opioids and speed up the return to work […]

It has never been easier to measure ECG and monitor heart health at home. New pocket-sized gadgets, chest straps, even specialized earbuds promise accurate measurements during sports activity, cooking or watching TV at home. AliveCor’s Kardia, MocaCare, Skeeper, just to name a few digital devices The Medical Futurist already reviewed. Recently, a Swedish company sent […]



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.

Health Sensors & Trackers

MOCAcare Review: Heart Monitor in Your Pocket and Blood Pressure Cuff on Your Wrist

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.