Aux États-Unis, 3 millions de personnes seraient atteintes d'épilepsie. Chaque année, cette maladie causerait la mort de quelques 50 000 patients. Les malades témoignent, par ailleurs, d'un stress permanent dans l'angoisse qu'une crise se déclenche. Partant de ce constat, la société Artefact, basée à Seattle, a imaginé un nouveau concept baptisé Dialog. Le dispositif prend la forme d'un petit cadran attaché à un bracelet, directement connecté par Bluetooth à une application smartphone. Dialog permet alors aux patients de prévoir et de gérer leurs crises. L'interface rappelle aux malades de prendre leurs médicaments, les avertit lorsque les premiers signes d'une crise se manifestent et permet de contacter très simplement les proches ou le personnel soignant en cas de crise. Crédit photo : Fastcompany
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Slowly but surely, health care is becoming a killer app for big data.
Whether it’s Hadoop, machine learning, natural-language processing or some other technique, folks in the worlds of medicine and hospital administration understand that new types of data analysis are the key to helping them take their fields to the next level.
“I flew in from New York and I am about six hours behind and I tossed and turned all night. Now according to Fitbit I am operating at 60% of my optimum speed,” says Natt Garun, Features Editor for The Next Web while interviewing James Park, co-founder and CEO of the company at LeWeb in Paris, France.
This is our reality: devices and apps that gather data on us and tell us how well or poorly we are doing health-wise. This trend is sweeping through the tech space and every new startup wants to play in this field. It’s true of society, we first create things that might kill us then build things that could prevent it.
A new breed of hobbyists, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on echolocation implants, brain-controlled software programs, and even cybernetic rats. Their experiments will change the future of tech.
Online quizzes that predict when you’re going to die were popular for a while, but now there is an actual test that could uncover your expiration date. 17,000 samples of blood from Finland and Estonia were tested to uncover which of 100 biomarkers were present in people that died within five years. Researchers turned up four specific biomarkers linked to a higher risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses.
The four culprits responsible for early death include albumin, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein, citrate, and the size of low-density lipoprotein particles. Albumin has already been linked to early death in the past, but the other three have been under the radar until now. Scientists made sure there there were no other contributing factors either, such as old age, obesity, cholesterol levels, or alcohol use, amongst others.
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'I think about the world in a few years and imagine owning and sharing health data just like we can share our life on social networks.
What will billions of heart beats show us?
We can use Big Health Data to study life patterns, identify disease, solve endemic health problems, and give us more control over our health.
It’s the beginning of an evolution toward knowing oneself and accepting the commonality of health needs and awareness across humanity. We are trying to tell the story of eight billon heart beats because we know it will help that sick kid in the ER at 3 a.m. in Mumbai, in Bangladesh, in Sao Paulo, in the Bronx, in East Los Angeles, in St. Louis. Everyone in the world can participate, and push medicine toward a health information revolution. This is the Internet of You. That helps 8 billion people. That helps all of us. One heartbeat at a time.'
Wearable sensors, trackers and other such technolohgy are reshaping the healthcare industry as there is growing potential to change unhealthy behaviors through more information gleaned from these products.
The neurocam is the world's first wearable camera system that automatically records what interests you.
It consists of a headset with a brain-wave sensor and connects to an iPhone. The system estimates whether you're interested in something from the brain-waves captured by the sensor, and uses the iPhone's camera to record the scenes that appear to interest you.
Just buy wearing the neurocam, the scenes you have shown an interest in are recorded automatically, and are added to an album which you can look through later.
"Right now, the iPhone's camera is ready to record what's in my line of sight through a prism. The iPhone shows what the camera has captured, so it feels as if it's reading my mind. My brain-waves are analyzed by an iPhone app, which quantifies my level of interest on a scale from 0 to 100. If the level exceeds 60, the number turns red, and the camera starts to record automatically, producing a 5-second GIF animation."
"We're using the iPhone so that analysis and capture can be done with one device. But this is still a concept model. So, we think there are lots of possibilities, such as turning this into a wearable camera."
The neurocam arose from the neurowear project, which is involved with items that use brain-waves and bio-sensors, like necomimi, which works using brain-waves. The algorithm for quantifying brain-waves was co-developed with Associate Professor Mitsukura at Keio University.
In the future, the project team aims to create an emotional interface, which could link a range of devices and services to people's individual thoughts and feelings.
"Because this system is hands-free, we think it could capture a life log, which would be different from deliberately pressing a shutter to capture things you like. As an application in a B2B environment, neurocam could determine what goods in stores interest people. And because the information includes position data, you can do mapping, so it could also show what places people are interested in as an aid for urban development planning. We think it could be used in lots of ways like that."