Several initiatives have been taken to empower and encourage teens to make healthy choices. New approaches appear inevitable in a world where Internet, social media, and smartphones play a major part in the everyday lives of both teens and adults, and even childre
Patricia Flatley Brennan, Ph.D., R.N., Project HealthDesign National Program Director In June, as soon as Google mentioned its plan to discontinue the Google Health personal health record (PHR) system, speculators began wondering whether Microsoft...
More importantly for academics, it is also the first surgical robot to use open-source software. Its Linux-based operating system allows anyone to modify and improve the original code, creating a way for researchers to experiment and collaborate.
Introducing the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE. Imagine a portable, wireless device in the palm of your hand that monitors and diagnoses your health conditions. That’s the technology envisioned by this competition, and it will allow unprecedented access to personal health metrics. The end result: Radical innovation in healthcare that will give individuals far greater choices in when, where, and how they receive care.
The Tricorder will of course wirelessly link in real-time to information about your history and body’s ‘dashboard’ maintained in the Cloud. This panoply of data will be subjected to complex metadata analytics to yield near instant opinions or advice, and when relevant, specific diagnoses.
The best of self-tracking software, gadgets, and apps can make illnesses more manageable, reveal symptoms and signs that would otherwise go unnoticed, and make vital goals and benchmarks more accessible.