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Researchers Create Tiny 3D Printed Telemetric Sensors Designed For Cardiac Research

Researchers Create Tiny 3D Printed Telemetric Sensors Designed For Cardiac Research | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Advanced testing of medical treatments often involves experimentation on small laboratory animals like genetically modified mice. The work itself helps resea
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Invisibles, Not Wearables, Will Profoundly Change Health Care

Invisibles, Not Wearables, Will Profoundly Change Health Care | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
In the near future, invisible health-tracking technology will replace wearables, like the Apple Watch, available now.
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Mobile Gamers Can Now Help Scientists Analyze Cancer DNA Data

Mobile Gamers Can Now Help Scientists Analyze Cancer DNA Data | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Anyone with a smartphone can now help scientists analyze genetic data, which can then be used to develop new treatments for cancer. Created by Cancer …
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When you pop this pill, it sends a signal to your tablet

When you pop this pill, it sends a signal to your tablet | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Ingestible chips track patients’ bodies in real time but raise some legal and ethical concerns.
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[Video Premiere] Make It Wearable Part 2: Human Health | The Creators Project

In this second installment, we talked to doctors, professors, and even a former NFL player who are all using wearables to evolve and improve health and wellness.
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For Fitness Bands, Slick Marketing but Suspect Results

For Fitness Bands, Slick Marketing but Suspect Results | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Despite rising demand, many devices claiming to monitor fitness and health probably overpromise and underdeliver.
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'Silver surfers' demand digital health services - Telegraph

'Silver surfers' demand digital health services - Telegraph | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of senior citizens are seeking digital options for managing their health services remotely
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Stephen Greengrass's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:50 AM

Great news that more older people are expecting digital services, but we must never forget that for a proportion of senior citizens, anything digital will always be a foreign land (and one that they never want to enter), so we must ensure that in the drive towards a digital future, we don't disenfranchise those that are much more comfortable with an analogue life.

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How big data could be used to predict a patient's future

How big data could be used to predict a patient's future | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Datasets will soon be used to foresee and prepare for individual illnesses as well as periods of increased demand on services
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Online patient platforms vie to one-up “Dr. Google” | mobihealthnews

Online patient platforms vie to one-up “Dr. Google” | mobihealthnews | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
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What really goes on in your friendly online patient group

What really goes on in your friendly online patient group | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Online patient discussion forums are helpful to many people, but here's what you may not know: not all of them are the noble grassroots support communities that I once believed them to be. (The th...
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Boston hospitals monitor patients from their homes

Boston hospitals monitor patients from their homes | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Hospitals are developing systems to tap into consumer health data, and deliver it to physicians.
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Why 74% of smartphone apps are dropped by the 10th use

Why 74% of smartphone apps are dropped by the 10th use | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Like crows do, we tend to exhibit a bit of a kid-in-a-candy-store initial frenzy over new and sparkly things. This consumer survey, for example, found that 26% of smartphone apps are downloaded an...
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Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You

Disruptions: Medicine That Monitors You | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Scientists, researchers and some start-ups are preparing the next, even more intrusive wave of computing: ingestible computers and sensors in pills.
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How Patient Specific 3D Printed Organ Replicas Help Patients Reach Informed Decisions

How Patient Specific 3D Printed Organ Replicas Help Patients Reach Informed Decisions | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
More and more, the medical profession is becoming aware that there may be significant advantages available from the use of 3D printed replicas of patient specif
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3D Printed Model of Heart Tumor Helps Doctors Choose Treatment Path for 16-year-old

3D Printed Model of Heart Tumor Helps Doctors Choose Treatment Path for 16-year-old | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Bradley White, 16, was suffering from an irregular heartbeat. The medical staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was proceeding cautiously as they knew the p
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The Doctor Will See You on Your iPhone Now

The Doctor Will See You on Your iPhone Now | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
New apps promise immediate virtual health care. Are these better than an in-person visit?
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Could Google Glass help doctors save lives?

Could Google Glass help doctors save lives? | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
Surgeon says device could reduce medical errors, which have been blamed for almost 400,000 patient deaths each year
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Will An App A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The Coming Health Revolution

Will An App A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The Coming Health Revolution | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
By Stephanie Tilenius, an executive in residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. With a big assist from technology, Americans are driving a major transformation of the nation’s health care system. Recent years have brought us the passage of the Affordable Care Act, technology advances in sensors and devices, cheaper personal [...]
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Why government health departments are spending millions on mobile gaming - Advertising Health | Healthcare Advertising agency news and gossip

Why government health departments are spending millions on mobile gaming - Advertising Health | Healthcare Advertising agency news and gossip | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
We recently saw  the release of The Walk, an iOS and Android game backed by the UK’s Department of Health. It’s ... »
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You May Want to Password-Protect Your Body

You May Want to Password-Protect Your Body | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on The Conversation. If you think it’s enough of a chore trying to stop thieves stealing your credit card details and hacking your Facebook, imagine trying to stop them getting into your pancreas.
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The Healthcare Hashtag Project

The Healthcare Hashtag Project | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
The goal of the Healthcare Hashtag Project is to make the use of Twitter more accessible for providers and the healthcare community as a whole.
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This Teddy Bear Has Sensors That Measure Your Kid's Health

Teddy the Guardian is jammed with health sensors, and that's either brilliant or a freakish nightmare.
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'OK Glass, Start Patient Record' Tech That Changes The Patient Dialog

'OK Glass, Start Patient Record' Tech That Changes The Patient Dialog | Digital health technologies | Scoop.it
I can't say for sure that the fictional Google Glass instruction in the headline has happened – but given a quote on the Augmedix website – it's a safe bet it either has – or will soon.
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This article raises interesting issues around the power differential in how doctor-patient interactions are recorded and stored and access to medical data.

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Towards a critical sociology of digital health technologies

A recent research interest of mine is the emergence of ‘digital health’ (otherwise known as Health 2.0, Medicine 2.0, eHealth or mHealth) as central to healthcare and public health policies in deve...
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