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The Ultimate Sci-Fi Movie List To Prepare For The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
Would artificial intelligence spell the end of all humankind? What happens if it ‘spares’ us? How might childbirth, parenting, taking care of the elderly, or love look in the age of A.I.? The best sci-fi movies explore questions bordering the technologically impossible and its consequences. Moreover, they help humans imagine and prepare for the future. We compiled our favorite science fiction features about A.I. for a summer movie night. Read on!
Great Concept With Unfulfilled Promises: The Omron HeartGuide Blood Pressure Smartwatch Review
When the Omron HeartGuide blood pressure smartwatch was introduced at CES 2018, I knew I had to test it. The device promises everything that’s mind-boggling about digital health technologies: a wearable health sensor with FDA-clearance for blood pressure readings that’s technically very difficult to achieve. At first sight, it seemed like the innovation that could put an end to inconvenient blood pressure cuffs and traditional measurements. Now that we have tested it, the picture seems to be less rosy: although the FDA-cleared blood pressure evaluation is impressive, it may take years until the wearable truly becomes user-friendly everywhere for all demographics. Now, let’s see the details!
Just A Chatbot And You: What Does A Perfect Day Look Like?
It’s such a perfect day, drink Sangria in the park, feed animals in the zoo, and then a movie, too, sings Lou Reed in one of his catchiest songs, from 1972. But what would a perfect day look in the future? Whom would you drink your summer beverage on the green grass or watch the latest blockbuster with? Are you sure it would be a human? We imagined how a day could go down in the company of the technology that will know you best in the future: an artificial intelligence-based little digital assistant, your very personal chatbot.
Into The Future of Gastroenterology With Digestibles And Microbiome Testing
Gluten? Lactose? Stomach pain? Digestive troubles? Way too many people suffer from gastrointestinal issues, and much less are aware of the digital technologies that can come to their aid. Did you know that digestibles could successfully replace the dreaded colonoscopy? Or have you heard about microbiome testing? What about the swarm of health apps supporting dietary restrictions? We took a deep breath and jumped into the universe of digital technologies just to bring you as much information about the future of gastroenterology as possible. Will you jump after us?
Will We Be Born in 2050?
Being born and giving birth is full of pain, blood, and trauma. Many science fiction works, such as Brave New World, Matrix, The Island, or I am Mother imagine being brought to the world without actually being born in a mother’s womb. How far-fetched are these scenarios? Could the appearance of the artificial womb replace human mothers and natural birth in the future? How will we come into this world in 2050? Will we be born?
Asthma Pocket Tech In The Fighting Ring: AioCare Versus Smart Peak Flow
What a game, ladies and gentlemen! In the red corner, the Smart Peakflow and in the blue, the AioCare. Both are promising pocketable devices geared towards helping patients with breathing difficulties. They will be facing each other in The Medical Futurist’s fighting ring, comparing aspects such as their reliability, features, design and price point, but just like in Highlander, only one asthma tech can remain standing. Which one will it be?
How To Understand The A.I. Revolution Better In Studies And News?
Artificial intelligence is the hottest topic at the moment in both technology and medicine. Hardly a day goes by without promising research papers and studies being published on how to apply machine and deep learning methods to medical problems. However, as already the mention of A.I. makes companies’ prospects better on any market, hyping and overmarketing what an algorithm can do is an everyday phenomenon. Thus, it is not an easy task to separate the wheat from the chaff. That’s why we decided to offer here a short guide on how to evaluate research papers on A.I.
Should The Experience of Sleep Apnea Treatment Be Like An Alien Attack?
Loud snoring ruins the lives of millions: the snorers’ as well as those who have to listen to it frequently. However, snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can hint at a serious sleeping disorder: sleep apnea. Not only does the condition cause frustration in itself, but when looking at the comfort of it, its treatment could be compared to an attack of Aliens. How could digital health help patients who undergo sleep apnea treatment? Are there any ways to get rid of the Aliens?
How To Teach Kids (Digital) Health Literacy?
In a world of social companion robots, chatbots, or artificial intelligence buddies, adults have the responsibility to teach kids well how to live a healthy life with the available technologies, how to balance between the online and the offline world, how to keep their mental stability in the face of innovations. As it’s an awfully difficult job, we collected examples where digital health technology could help and in which areas should analog methods prevail.
The Weirdest Digital Health Tech From Shock Clocks To Blockchain Toothbrushes
A blockchain toothbrush could help you collect love tooth coins, a smart condom could measure your performance in the bedroom, a cooperative app could log your poop, and an electric shock alarm clock could make you jump out of bed (happy?) every day. As awkward as it looks, some digital health ideas really went off the charts. Let’s explore a little bit the universe of the weirdest digital health tech out there. Believe us, it’s worth the read.
Playback Heart Sounds: The eKuore Pro Digital Stethoscope Review
The white coat, the stethoscope, and the physician are inseparable as of yet. While artificial intelligence promises to become the next symbol of medicine, the eKuore Pro “only” aims to bring a much needed revamp of this ever-useful, iconic medical instrument. We found this wireless digital stethoscope to be fairly easy to use and feature-rich despite being remarkably heavier and pricier than conventional stethoscopes. If you want to know a pinch more detail about how the eKuore Pro performed, read our digital stethoscope review below.
How Could Digital Tools Help Fight Against Anti-Vaccination?
Anti-vaccination movements lure increasingly more people into skipping potentially life-saving immunization against infectious diseases, such as measles, mumps, or rubella, highly impairing herd immunity for entire communities. Social media platforms could restrict the reach of anti-vax messages, groups, and activities, with algorithms recommending tailor-made content and health apps providing information about vaccinations. Here’s our collection of the most recent steps and digital tools supporting the fight against anti-vaccination and its believers.
A Smart Case For Your Heart – The Prizma G2 Review
The smartphone is the Swiss army knife of our times. Did you know you can even check the batteries in the remote or diagnose your car’s problems with it? Apart from checking e-mails or tracking anyone’s GPS location, dozens of other options are at your fingertips. G Medical Innovations, a medical gadget startup based in Israel, offers yet another one: measuring the electrical activity of your heart through their smartphone case. Beyond giving you an echocardiogram (ECG), the tool promises to read body temperature, oxygen saturation, heart rate, and stress level, too. While I found this ambitious “smart case” quite promising, instead of a must-have device it felt more like a proof of concept with lots of room for improvement. Here’s my detailed Prizma G2 review.
10 Outstanding Companies for Women’s Health
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health.