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10 sensor innovations driving the digital health revolution

10 sensor innovations driving the digital health revolution | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it

This year IBM dedicated its Five in Five series (an annual list of five technologies that are likely to advance dramatically) solely to sensors.

 

Digital sensors of the touch, sight,hearing, taste and smell kind along with their potential are all profiled by IBM Sensor technology is going through a renaissance as companies develop smart and innovative new ways to track data using them.

 

Sensor innovation is in-part driving the Digital Health Revolution as digital health companies find ingenius ways to integrate them in to apps, devices and other peripherals. The smartphone will play an increasing important role in all of this as they go from having six built-in sensors currently to having sixteen in the next five years.

 

If these predictions are correct then the next five years will be half-a-decade of sensor proliferation meaning the Digital Health Ecosystem will grow exponentially. In the meantime though there are already a plethora of digital health sensors in use or in the pipeline that are helping people improve and, in some instances, save lives.


Via Andrew Spong, Chatu Jayadewa
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The Digital Health Revolution is going full throttle!

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This Startup Is Hoping To Screen Blood For Early-Stage Cancer

This Startup Is Hoping To Screen Blood For Early-Stage Cancer | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Freenome looks for tumor DNA in the blood to catch cancer earlier.
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Newco "Freenome" looks for tumor DNA in the blood to catch cancer earlier.

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Craig Venter Mapped The Genome. Now He's Trying To Decode Death

Craig Venter Mapped The Genome. Now He's Trying To Decode Death | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Craig Venter, the man who mapped the human genome, is back with a $25,000 physical he hopes can extend your life--and make him a billionaire.
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Craig Venter, is back with his most ambitious project since his historic breakthrough 17 years ago. He's raised $300 million from investors including Celgene and GE Ventures for a new firm, Human Longevity, that's trying to take the DNA information he helped unlock and figure out how to leverage it to cheat death for years, or even decades.

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A Nation Teetering On The Psychological Edge -- And How Technology Can Help

A Nation Teetering On The Psychological Edge -- And How Technology Can Help | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Mental health is a significant national concern. Technology--in the form of telemedicine--now is not available in all 50 states.
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Launched in the US in 2014.. Now the offering is available in all 50 States.

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The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics

The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Recently, Vitaliy Husar received results from a DNA screening that changed his life. It wasn’t a gene that suggested a high likelihood of cancer or a shocking revelation about his family tree. It was his diet. It was all wrong.
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We've come a long way from the days when all we needed to know was eat one apple per day to keep the doctor away. 

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Does Social Media Enhance Your Knowledge About Health Care?

Does Social Media Enhance Your Knowledge About Health Care? | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Technological innovations are rapidly changing our society, and this is particularly true about how people receive and share information regarding their health. Although it is still in the early…

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This article makes several important points regarding how social media can benefit and deter distribution of information regarding wellness and healthcare.

 

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"This trend in health care encompasses the potential to substantially contribute to health literacy development, which, in turn, contributes to improving health care outcomes, while also decreasing associated costs. However, while social media has responded to the needs of the health industry, it has also created a variety of challenges, which range from issues having to do with privacy to the potential for social media to facilitate the spread of erroneous misinformation."

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After Two Years Of Trying 6-Hour Workdays, These Companies Say It Worked

After Two Years Of Trying 6-Hour Workdays, These Companies Say It Worked | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Tell your boss: An experiment in Sweden led to happier and healthier workersand no loss in production.
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The near future may include fewer hours at work.

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New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores

New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.
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Creativity and Innovation are coming to every facet of the healthcare and wellness industry. Adrian Aoun has a most interesting vision for the future of your visit to the doctor's office, read an excerpt for the article here:

 

"It's called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month — roughly $1,800 a year — to tend to all of its patients' primary-care needs. And not just with attentive doctoring, either; Forward plans to deploy body scanners, sensors, giant touch-screen monitors, infrared devices and other high-tech gizmos that could make a doctor's appointment feel more like a trip to an Apple store."

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Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctors

Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctors | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Tom Price is “actually fairly extreme.”
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"Many of the provisions that have radically improved care ... do not exist in Tom Price’s vision for health care in America.Manik Chhabra, co-founder of the Clinician Action Network"

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Oscar | Smart, simple health insurance.

Oscar | Smart, simple health insurance. | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Hi, we're Oscar, a better kind of health insurance company.We're using technology to make insurance simple, intuitive, and human. Get a free quote at hioscar.com.
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Will this new health insurance paradigm succeed where others are failing by leveraging digital health technologies?#Telemedicine #TheFutureofHealthcare

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From Virtual Nurses To Drug Discovery: 90+ Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare

From Virtual Nurses To Drug Discovery: 90+ Artificial Intelligence Startups In Healthcare | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Khosla Ventures has backed 5 of the startups on the map.
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“By 2025, AI systems could be involved in everything from population health management, to digital avatars capable of answering specific patient queries.” — Harpreet Singh Buttar, analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

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5 types of doctors you will meet on social media – Continuing...

5 types of doctors you will meet on social media – Continuing... | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Twitter is a communication platform, and, therefore, it is a neutral medium. It’s not the medium itself, but how you use the medium that make
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It takes all kinds!

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Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. The study is published in the January 4, 2017, onlin
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There are many words of wisdom that I can still hear my Mom repeat to me over and over again "An apple a day keeps the Dr. away" or "Eat your vegetables before you leave the dinner table" now both of those sayings ring more true because we have scientific proof that eating more fruits and vegetables support brain health.

Thanks Mom!

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With doctors losing respect, perhaps it's time to expose medicine's dark side

With doctors losing respect, perhaps it's time to expose medicine's dark side | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medicine has a dark side that we rarely discuss with people outside of the field.
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In the business world it is good business practice to, when appropriate, Fire Your Customer. In the business world you terminate your business relationship with a customer when they are belligerent or it's discovered they simply are not a good fit for your business. 

 

This article talks about how in the emergency healthcare community, patients do not get fired. The teams providing care are bound by oath to give each and every patient care.

 

#Respect

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Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies

Why Former Tech Execs Are Leaving Google And Twitter To Start Health Care Companies | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Personal and family medical issues are prompting some of the Valley's best tech minds to try to fix our broken health care system.
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"Silicon Valley sees that health care needs better technology, but they learn quickly that health care isn't about radical disruption; it's about slow evolution."

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Bill Gates Warns New Bioterrorism Threat Could Wipe out Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates Warns New Bioterrorism Threat Could Wipe out Over 30 Million People | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
We need to do more to prepare for a global pandemic.
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When billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates gave a speech at the Munich Security Conference for the first time Saturday, he argued a very alarming possibility: the future of international security will be fought on the biological front. Specifically, Gates warned about the dangers of a bioterrorist attack that could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year and how we’re not prepared for it.

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Why Elon Musk's transhumanism claims may not be that far-fetched

The Tesla and SpaceX founder warned that a future where AI is smarter than us will be "dangerous"
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Excerpt: Transhumanism, the enhancement of humanity’s capabilities through science and technology, is already a living reality for many people, to varying degrees. Documentary-maker Rob Spence replaced one of his own eyes with a video camera in 2008; amputees are using prosthetics connected to their own nerves and controlled using electrical signals from the brain

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Optical Lens Technology Has Its Eye on Us | FashNerd | Uniting Pioneering Tech Minds In Fashion & Lifestyle

Optical Lens Technology Has Its Eye on Us | FashNerd | Uniting Pioneering Tech Minds In Fashion & Lifestyle | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
We previously wrote an article about a new type of contact lens that had the ability to magnify objects 2.8 times.  Engineered at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the fine-tuned prototype boasted a 1.55mm-thick contact lens that featured a very thin reflective telescope that allowed the wearer to effortlessly zoom in and out at …
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Remember Tom Cruise in the movie Minority Report?  In order for Tom to save himself and the world he had eye transplant surgery. 

 

This article brings us closer to an existence where we can have an always on Google Glass experience via optical lens embedded technology.  

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Keep Politics Out Of Science, Says Departing FDA Chief

Keep Politics Out Of Science, Says Departing FDA Chief | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The way forward, Califf says, requires putting science above politics, and focusing on creating new ways to prove medicines help patients without causing undue side effects.
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The FDA is responsible for guiding an industry that represents 25% of the US economy. Will the seat be filled by someone who will help us manage the quality of foods and drugs or hurt us? 

 

#Decisions

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The coughing billboard

Reklamskylten som hjälper dig med nyårslöftet. A billboard helping you with your new year´s resolution.
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This is a brilliant use of video!

 

Imagine walking down the street, killing yourself gently as you inhale deeply from your cigarette or eCig, when abruptly and quite loudly a very large image of a guy posted on a bus stop wall, begins coughing loudly. It becomes obvious to you and everyone around you that the image is responding to your noxious particulate matter (Smoke) as it wafts thru the air. Even the bus stop finds cigarette smoke offensive. #Sweden  #Genius

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'New Delhi' superbug kills American 2 yrs after infection - ET HealthWorld

'New Delhi' superbug kills American 2 yrs after infection - ET HealthWorld | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
CDC reports that the American woman was admitted several times to a hospital in India.
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This article will put a scare in you, or at least it should.  The author describes how a woman travels overseas picked up a superbug which proved to be catastrophic several years later.  

 

Due to the availability of low cost travel to virtually any location on the planet at any time. Traveling to other continents provides some of the best cultural experiences that make us truly aware of our sameness.

 

The bad news is the differences in sights, sounds, of other cultures can be devastating when we encounter foreign bugs that and other microscopic organisms that have the power to effect years later.  

 

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"Misuse of high-end antibiotics for common health conditions is common in hospitals as well as in community. When this happens, the bacteria starts to build a barrier along its cell wall or enzymes to fight them. Some groups, for example the Klebsiella Pneumoniae, may get the right barrier or enzyme. These are called superbugs," vice-chairperson of critical care at Sir Ganga Ram hospital, explained. He added that superbugs are not uncommon but pan-resistance is an emerging phenomena that can have catastrophic consequences.

 

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Breathing Rhythms Modulate Cognitive Function

Breathing Rhythms Modulate Cognitive Function | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
“When you inhale, you are in a sense synchronizing brain oscillations across the limbic network,” Zelano noted.
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We have known for a long time now the importance of optimal breathing technique in sports and meditation improved our performance in those endeavors.  

 

Now neuroscientist provide us with scientific proof that validates what we've known and informs us how rhythmic breathing through the nose, serves us.

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American Hospitals Are Disappearing

American Hospitals Are Disappearing | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The two gleaming operating rooms in this Kingston, New York, hospital still look brand-new seven years after being built for $5 million: They’ve never seen one patient, and never will.
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“It’s been a very tough environment for hospitals,” said Jason McGorman, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst. “They have to get into other areas and businesses to free up cash and generate better margins than inpatient care, which has become a slow-growth business.”

 

All kinds of services are moving outside hospitals: hip and knee replacements, heart valve repairs, even child birth. 

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The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care

The Paperfuge: A 20-Cent Device That Could Transform Health Care | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Paperfuge is a hand-powered centrifuge made of paper, string, and plastic that can spin biological samples at up to 125,000 rpm.
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The paper based tools created by Prakash’s embody his sense of what he calls “frugal science”. He has a history of disrupting providers of more expensive and cumbersome solutions.

 

His idea is to provide access to affordable, medical powerful equipment.

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Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
Machine learning is helping doctors diagnose things like genetic disorders, Alzheimer's, and autism faster than ever before.
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"Machines are an extension of what medicine has always been: A science that grows more powerful with every new data point."

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Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Propelling us into Our Future

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Propelling us into Our Future | The Future of Wellness & Healthcare | Scoop.it
The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. We are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity.  – Stephen Hawking Increasingly useful applications of AI, with potentially profound positive impacts on our society and economy are likely to emerge between now and 2030. – Stanford AI100…
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We can race towards the future of stick our heads in the sand and attempt to run away. The reality is the foundations for a future where everything and every decision is supported by artificial intelligence.

 

Time to #Adapt

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