Future of Medicine
Google’s Acquisition of FitBit: Boon or Doom for the fitness tracking industry?
With millions of user’s data now in the hands of Google, will the tech giant’s latest leap in the fitness industry put said industry in hyperdrive mode or will it allow Google to monopolize a significant chunk of the market with a Big Brother-esque control and access over users’ data?
The Nordic Saga: Genomics And Politics In Iceland
We guide you to a country where DNA analysis dates back to at least two decades, where Game of Thrones was shot, and where more sheep live than people. To the country of Ice and Fire. In the next stop of our genomics and politics series, let’s see how Iceland, a state with a tiny and homogenous population makes use of genomic data, and how private and public clashes over its regulatory issues.
What Can Quantum Computing Do To Healthcare?
A leap from bits to qubits: this two-letter change could mean entirely new horizons for healthcare. Quantum computing might bring supersonic drug design, in silico clinical trials with virtual humans simulated ‘live’, full-speed whole genome sequencing and analytics, the movement of hospitals to the cloud, the achievement of predictive health, or the security of medical data via quantum uncertainty. Jaw-dropping, isn’t it?
Exoskeletons: Robotic Structures Making Paralyzed People Walk Again
A paraplegic man made the first kick of the World Cup in Brazil in 2014; another paralyzed man was able to move all four of his limbs through mind-control, and yet another could walk down the aisle with the love of his life due to robotic structures called exoskeletons. These are just a few mind-blowing and heart-warming stories about their current power, but they haven’t reached their full potential yet. We looked around what exoskeleton technology can do today and what it promises for tomorrow.
Top Diabetes Companies On The Way To The Artificial Pancreas
Connected continuous glucose sensing technologies, sensors inserted under the skin, digital skin patches, and many more innovations appeared on the market in the last years to make diabetes management as easy as possible. Here, we collected the flagship companies on the way to ultimately building the artificial pancreas or offering solutions to turn diabetes into an invisible condition.
20 Medical Technology Advances: Medicine in the Future – Part II.
Nanorobots swimming in blood vessels, in silico clinical trials instead of experimenting with drugs on animals and people, remote brain surgeries with the help of 5G networks – the second part of our shortlist on some astonishing ideas and innovations that could give us a glimpse into the future of medicine is ready for you to digest. Here, we’re going beyond the first part with medical tricorders, the CRISPR/Cas-9 gene-editing method, and other futuristic medical technologies to watch for.
The Future Of Hearing: How Technology Might Turn Us Into Superheroes
Have you always wanted a tiny device in your ear with which you can listen in to the conversation that’s difficult to catch due to background noise? Have you always dreamed about becoming the master of every language so you could get along anywhere on the globe? The latest innovations to hearing technology enable not only the improvement of perceiving sounds for the hearing impaired, but they have the potential to even turn humans into superheroes with superhuman capabilities in the far future. Now, listen carefully, here’s how science fiction is coming to our ears.
How To Play Tricks On Artificial Intelligence?
While in the last years, sci-fi stories, experts and even some opinion-leader public figures frequently spelled the end of mankind through artificial intelligence, lately, it turned out just how easy it is to play tricks on smart algorithms and fool them into making errors. We looked around how researchers can hack A.I. and what that means for medicine and healthcare, mainly from a security perspective.
From Surgeries To Keeping Company: The Place Of Robots In Healthcare
Assisting surgeries, disinfecting rooms, dispensing medication, keeping company: believe it or not these are the tasks medical robots will soon undertake in hospitals, pharmacies, or your nearest doctor’s office. These new ‘colleagues’ will definitely make a difference in every field of medicine. Here’s our overview to understand robotics in healthcare better so that everyone can prepare for the appearance of mechanic helpers in medical facilities.
Our Guide To Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare
In the last couple of years, artificial intelligence moved from being a futuristic promise into a reference point for innovation. The technology also started to transform healthcare with great vigor. That’s why we thought it’s high time to talk about what A.I. can really bring to medicine, where does innovation stand at the moment, and what are the greatest challenges in its application to clinical settings. That’s what you can find in our latest e-book, the updated version of A Guide To Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare. Check it out!
From Theranos To Google Glass: The Biggest Flops In Digital Health
The tech start-up scene, investors, and news-reading audiences reward great stories on the edge of human capabilities – sometimes even on the boundary of science and science fiction – with their attention, money, or invested energy. However, sometimes marketing machines are better than actual technologies, and the ‘little bubbles’ around companies burst. Here, we collected the most promising digital health ideas and companies over the years that proved to be the greatest flops in medical innovation so far.
What Happens When Genomics Meets Politics?
The number of people having their genomes sequenced could reach more than 100 million by 2025, researchers estimated. Policy-makers around the world started to realize the incredible potential in genomics for population health in the last 3-5 years, but there are huge question marks whether they can manage the use of this incredibly useful pool of data in an appropriate framework, with well-thought-out means, for the right purposes, meaning for the well-being of humans and communities in the present and the future. Here, we launched an article series to look at the countries with the most experience. Let’s start with a truly positive example: the fairytale from the digital republic: Estonia.
Breathtaking: The Future Of Respiratory Care And Pulmonology
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking.