What if a realistic computer simulation of your heart surgery was performed before it happened? What if your doctor could then use this digital twin to test the treatment plan and ensure there were no surprises? What if new medical devices and drugs were designed and perfected on these virtual patients before testing them on living beings? […]
Data is absolutely crucial in modern healthcare. Without data, doctors have very little context for their patients’ health—they don’t have historical benchmarks, making it much harder to treat medical problems. Big data, which many hospitals are beginning to integrate into their day-to-day operations, has the power to help diagnose patients, improve outcomes, cut down on […]
When you think of robots designed to help people, you might think of the role of robotics in caring and customer service roles or companion orientated service robots like Pepper, Nao or even Hasbro’s companion pets. Then more recently there’s the emergence of robots as sexual or romantic partners. One start-up from Israel, Intuition Robotics is throwing […]
It would be easy, upon reading the news, to mistake Nokia as simply a mobile phone company, successfully re-releasing their retro style phones for those who prefer a less connected technology experience and enjoying playing snake. But Nokia has been at work in other tech verticals across a range of capacities. Let’s take a look […]
We live in a time where aviation and IoT are intrinsically entwined. From smart gates security to sensors measuring the journey of passengers throughout a terminal to connected robotic luggage. There’s also the IoT behind the scenes in transport operations, plane maintenance, food services and security. Technology certainly improves the passenger experience. Once aboard we can enjoy in-flight entertainment, Wi-Fi […]
It seems that every day a new IoT device or means to connect existing devices is revealed. With so much energy being devoted to telling us how, when, where and what we can connect to each other, the “why” may be getting a little blurry. So we want to take a step back every now and […]
We live in a society where human health is increasingly enhanced by artificial augmentation and implantation including hip replacements and hearing aids. French company Carmat have been working for 15 years on the artificial heart, a device that completely replaces the human heart in people with end stage heart disease and a life expectancy of […]
Proliferating health and fitness devices is eroding the privacy of U.S. citizens, and current government policy is falling woefully short of addressing the privacy gap. These privacy gaps were revealed in a new report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Morning Consult. The report found that the 1996 Health Insurance […]
Doctors are increasingly prescribing health-related wearables, but a survey shows many patients are ignoring doctors’ orders. The site Gadgets And Wearables reports the results from a recent Council for Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) survey of over 30,000 U.S. patents and 626 U.S. doctors. Only 4% of surveyed patients responded that their doctor had recommended self-tracking […]
The global healthcare market for medical wearables just passed its physical with flying colors, with a new study predicting the segment will grow a respectable 30% by 2020. An article by Enterprise Innovation reports the results of a study by research firm Frost & Sullivan that predicts the global healthcare market for wearable devices will […]
One of the biggest issues in the United States when it comes to medication is patients refusing to take their pills or forgetting the correct dose, but new smart pills that track and alert patients may improve the percentage of people sticking to their plans. That’s what Proteus Digital Health is hoping will happen with […]
Suggestic is a digital startup trying to tackle Type 2 diabetes using machine learning to create personalized interventions and guide users through them towards disease reversal. The founders have created a “lifestyle GPS” app that works as a personal assistant to help people with Type 2 diabetes navigate towards a healthier lifestyle by providing contextual suggestions […]
Phones? Where we’re going, we don’t need phones.
This is the best Cupertino can do?
HealthKit vs. Google Fit.
It’s not about doctors on demand for the wealthy. It’s about hooking everything together and creating something new.
Chris Stiffler wanted to help people manage their asthma, so he built a monitor and a new app to do just that. But it didn’t save him.
First, Google hopes the lenses can help diabetics track their glucose levels. Beyond that—well, you thought Glass was a far out idea.