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This is the final hardware for Scanadu Scout: a real, functioning tricorder

This is the final hardware for Scanadu Scout: a real, functioning tricorder | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
It's been a long time coming, but a real, functioning tricorder is almost here, and we got to see the final hardware for it today at CES. Scanadu Scout
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Now we just need to work out how to 'beam us up' :)

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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:35 PM

Dr. McCoy's tricorder, but I thought that was Spock's?

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cholesterol selfies

cholesterol selfies | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
Cornell University researchers have developed a smartphone camera accessory and app that can snap a person's blood cholesterol levels as quickly and as accurately as a point-of-care device.
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Smaller Than Your Phone, This Device Could Keep You Healthy

Smaller Than Your Phone, This Device Could Keep You Healthy | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it

Analyze your food in a moment with a device smaller than your phone...

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Sci-fi fans and health bods will love this!

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Worried about chemicals in cosmetics? Apps may help

Worried about chemicals in cosmetics? Apps may help | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
By Natash Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Consumers worried about what might be lurking within their cosmetics and skin care products can turn to new apps that scan barcodes to review the items for safety.
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Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

http://www.ted.com At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at hi...
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Wireless pacemaker that can be fitted intravenously...in 30 mins!

Wireless pacemaker that can be fitted intravenously...in 30 mins! | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
A wireless pacemaker has been given European Union approval, meaning it could be available on the NHS soon.
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One in three consumers excited by wearable technology

One in three consumers excited by wearable technology | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
Despite privacy concerns, interest in devices, particularly wristbands and smartwatches is growing, especially in the US where over 40 percent of consumers would be
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It's coming fast...

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Medical Innovation in a shed...

Medical Innovation in a shed... | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
Two doctors attack conventional medical equipment with power tools, with successful results.
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Innovation without steep costs. Everyone can have a go...

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The doctor will Skype you now

The doctor will Skype you now | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
In the future, patients may be able to Skype their doctors. In Manchester GP Sirfraz Hussain already takes video calls
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The growing movement of doctor's leveraging technology to engage with patients. Nice Guardian article. 

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Michael Seres's curator insight, October 19, 2013 10:07 AM

We do skype clinics at my transplant unit. Saves time and money and improves care and efficiency.

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LG 'G Flex' phone with flexible 6-inch display rumored for unveiling next month

LG 'G Flex' phone with flexible 6-inch display rumored for unveiling next month | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
Been wondering what LG was doing with that flexible display technology it showed off at SID? Apparently it was working on the G Flex, a 6-inch smartphone
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Gosh, we#re gonna have to upgrade our tech again...

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Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
It isn't hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it's easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a lot better. Running coach Jason Fitzgerald shares some of his secrets.
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Chopra: You can transform your biology

Dr. Deepak Chopra talks to Kyra Phillips about how lifestyle changes can change your genetic activity for the better.
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New device stops you from dozing off

New device stops you from dozing off | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
We all occasionally find ourselves dozing off at inconvenient moments, but a new wearable device claims to be able to put an end to untimely sleepiness by measuring alertness and nudging the user awake if necessary.
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Angel - the first open sensor for health and fitness

Angel - the first open sensor for health and fitness | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
The first wearable health sensor designed to be open. One wristband - infinite apps.
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Great idea - looking forward to working with this one!

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Reason to track sleep: Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes

Reason to track sleep: Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
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Another good reason to track your sleep.

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'Bionic man' makes debut

'Bionic man' makes debut | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A first-ever walking, talking "bionic man" built entirely out of synthetic body parts made his Washington debut on Thursday.
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Not quite the $6M dollar version we grew up with but getting close...

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Online health records tied to more well-child visits

Online health records tied to more well-child visits | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study.
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Tracking health information, including appointments, has a real impact.

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Video: Filmmaker With MS Fights for Disabled

Jason DaSilva's film "When I Walk" will be in theaters starting October 25.
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1 in 6 people have a disability of some kind. AXS Map - a great initiative to help highlight accessible places.

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Billion pound brain project under way

Billion pound brain project under way | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
A billion pound neuroscience project which aims to revolutionise our understanding of the human brain has begun.
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Computer 'brain simulator'...awesome aspirations for a project.

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FDA approves computer chip for humans

FDA approves computer chip for humans | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration approved an implantable computer chip that can pass a patient’s medical details to doctors, speeding care.
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 Privacy concerns or the start of something amazing?...

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Wearable technology: the past, present and future in five gadgets

Wearable technology: the past, present and future in five gadgets | Digital health, Quantified Self, Patient Empowerment, Digital Life, Cool Technology, Big Data | Scoop.it
Wearable technology is one of the year’s key technology trends. Here is a round-up of five wearables, tracking their past, present and future. Activity tracker: Jawbone UP Past: Activity trackers are a relatively new type of device.
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