Archive for the ‘Digital health’ Category

Google Glass Used to Live-Stream Surgery

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A US surgeon recently used Google Glass to live-stream a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy procedure on Google+ Hangouts. An iPad was used a receiver. The case is said to be the first when Google Glass, which is not yet available on the marketplace, was used during a live surgery. The surgeon, ...

Big Data Optimises Personalised Cancer Therapy in Italy

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

When choosing optimal treatments for cancer patients, doctors must consider a number of factors: age, general health, weight, the medical history of family members, the current state of the disease and much more. Big data, in the form of a collaboration between IBM and the National Cancer Institute of Milan, ...

Wearable Technology Is the Next Megatrend, Credit Suisse Analysts Say

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Wearable technology such as smart watches, fitness monitors, shoes and headsets is the next big trend, say Credit Suisse analysts in a report published last week. Companies need to pay attention to this field because it will have a "significant and pervasive impact on the economy", the authors say. The ...

Irish Entrepreneur Develops Coin-Sized ID Tag that Stores Medical History

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

An entrepreneur in Dublin has developed an emergency ID device that stores medical information about patients, Silicon Republic reports. Jan Bosch, who has Type 2 diabetes, says that while there are identity bracelets that serve a similar purpose, they are too bulky and few patients wear them. Rescuez, The ID ...

Salon Asks, Can We Design a Better Patient?

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Our friends at Smart Design are hosting a Smart Salon on 29 January 2013 with an intriguing theme: Can we design a better patient? Noting that the first six months following diagnosis of a chronic condition is a critically important time to help patients retake control of their lives, salon ...

iPhone App Tracks Cases of Infectious Diseases

Monday, December 10th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_29746" align="alignright" width="300"] the ClickClinica iPhone app[/caption] A free iPhone app developed by scientists at University of Liverpool can help health authorities track cases of major infectious diseases, such as meningitis, according to a press release from the university. It can also help doctors comply with requirements to notify authorities ...

Qualcomm Life Execs Reflect on EU and US Healthcare Systems

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Qualcomm Life (San Diego, USA) recently launched 2net in Europe, a CE-certified platform to support medical device connectivity and data management. In a recent interview, we asked Rick Valencia, founder and general manager of Qualcomm Life and Anthony Shimkin, the company's senior director of marketing to compare the dynamics of ...

MedTech Forum 2012: A Compelling Patient Perspective on Diabetes Management

Monday, October 15th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_29176" align="alignright" width="200"] Bastian Hauck[/caption] The so-called patient perspective typically gets lip service at industry events, but it is rarely profiled as effectively as it was at MedTech Forum 2012 in Brussels last week. To illustrate the current shortcomings as well as the future opportunities of mHealth technologies, event organisers ...

China Accelerates Implementation of e-Health

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

“Information technology is an important element in the future development of healthcare reform in China,” said Chen Zhu, Minister of Health, during a speech at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012. “More than 60% of all people living in major cities and rural areas are covered ...

Digital Health: What Is It Good for?

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Paul Sonnier, founder and Curator of the 12,000-member strong Digital Health group on LinkedIn has initiated a poll on digital health that is worthy of some attention. Sonnier writes: “Since the overarching health benefits derived from the rapidly increasing utilisation of digital technologies . . . converging with health and healthcare ...