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Will We Be Born in 2050?
Being born and giving birth is full of pain, blood, and trauma. Many science fiction works, such as Brave New World, Matrix, The Island, or I am Mother imagine being brought to the world without actually being born in a mother’s womb. How far-fetched are these scenarios? Could the appearance of the artificial womb replace human mothers and natural birth in the future? How will we come into this world in 2050? Will we be born?
Asthma Pocket Tech In The Fighting Ring: AioCare Versus Smart Peak Flow
What a game, ladies and gentlemen! In the red corner, the Smart Peakflow and in the blue, the AioCare. Both are promising pocketable devices geared towards helping patients with breathing difficulties. They will be facing each other in The Medical Futurist’s fighting ring, comparing aspects such as their reliability, features, design and price point, but just like in Highlander, only one asthma tech can remain standing. Which one will it be?
How To Understand The A.I. Revolution Better In Studies And News?
Artificial intelligence is the hottest topic at the moment in both technology and medicine. Hardly a day goes by without promising research papers and studies being published on how to apply machine and deep learning methods to medical problems. However, as already the mention of A.I. makes companies’ prospects better on any market, hyping and overmarketing what an algorithm can do is an everyday phenomenon. Thus, it is not an easy task to separate the wheat from the chaff. That’s why we decided to offer here a short guide on how to evaluate research papers on A.I.
Should The Experience of Sleep Apnea Treatment Be Like An Alien Attack?
Loud snoring ruins the lives of millions: the snorers’ as well as those who have to listen to it frequently. However, snoring isn’t just an annoyance. It can hint at a serious sleeping disorder: sleep apnea. Not only does the condition cause frustration in itself, but when looking at the comfort of it, its treatment could be compared to an attack of Aliens. How could digital health help patients who undergo sleep apnea treatment? Are there any ways to get rid of the Aliens?
How To Teach Kids (Digital) Health Literacy?
In a world of social companion robots, chatbots, or artificial intelligence buddies, adults have the responsibility to teach kids well how to live a healthy life with the available technologies, how to balance between the online and the offline world, how to keep their mental stability in the face of innovations. As it’s an awfully difficult job, we collected examples where digital health technology could help and in which areas should analog methods prevail.
The Weirdest Digital Health Tech From Shock Clocks To Blockchain Toothbrushes
A blockchain toothbrush could help you collect love tooth coins, a smart condom could measure your performance in the bedroom, a cooperative app could log your poop, and an electric shock alarm clock could make you jump out of bed (happy?) every day. As awkward as it looks, some digital health ideas really went off the charts. Let’s explore a little bit the universe of the weirdest digital health tech out there. Believe us, it’s worth the read.
Playback Heart Sounds: The eKuore Pro Digital Stethoscope Review
The white coat, the stethoscope, and the physician are inseparable as of yet. While artificial intelligence promises to become the next symbol of medicine, the eKuore Pro “only” aims to bring a much needed revamp of this ever-useful, iconic medical instrument. We found this wireless digital stethoscope to be fairly easy to use and feature-rich despite being remarkably heavier and pricier than conventional stethoscopes. If you want to know a pinch more detail about how the eKuore Pro performed, read our digital stethoscope review below.
How Could Digital Tools Help Fight Against Anti-Vaccination?
Anti-vaccination movements lure increasingly more people into skipping potentially life-saving immunization against infectious diseases, such as measles, mumps, or rubella, highly impairing herd immunity for entire communities. Social media platforms could restrict the reach of anti-vax messages, groups, and activities, with algorithms recommending tailor-made content and health apps providing information about vaccinations. Here’s our collection of the most recent steps and digital tools supporting the fight against anti-vaccination and its believers.
A Smart Case For Your Heart – The Prizma G2 Review
The smartphone is the Swiss army knife of our times. Did you know you can even check the batteries in the remote or diagnose your car’s problems with it? Apart from checking e-mails or tracking anyone’s GPS location, dozens of other options are at your fingertips. G Medical Innovations, a medical gadget startup based in Israel, offers yet another one: measuring the electrical activity of your heart through their smartphone case. Beyond giving you an echocardiogram (ECG), the tool promises to read body temperature, oxygen saturation, heart rate, and stress level, too. While I found this ambitious “smart case” quite promising, instead of a must-have device it felt more like a proof of concept with lots of room for improvement. Here’s my detailed Prizma G2 review.
10 Outstanding Companies for Women’s Health
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health.
What Will Being Healthy Mean In The Future?
What does being perfectly healthy mean? Not having any visible symptoms, hidden ones or successfully coping with any disease? Is it the opposite of being sick or more than that? How did the concept change throughout the centuries? Does it have a connection to technological change? How will we talk about the distinction between health and disease in the age of big data and artificial intelligence? Spoiler alert: philosophical contemplations ahead.
To Never Skip A Beat – The HeraBEAT Fetal Heart Monitor Review
Listening to the heart sounds of an unborn baby upon a visit at the doctor’s office is one of the most magical moments for parents to be. What if you could do that in the comfort of your home? What if you could avoid anxious phone calls or hospital visits by having a digital device at hand? The HeraBEAT fetal heart monitor promises peace of mind for both expecting mother and her family, so we tested its capabilities. Although improvements would be welcome in some areas, especially user education, the experience of eavesdropping on the baby’s heartbeat is unbeatable. Here’s our review.
From Human To Cyborg: Are You Willing To Augment Your Body?
What if you could have a heat-map vision to search through an abandoned terrain? What if you could filter out unpleasant odors of urban decay every now and then? Can you imagine hearing ultrasounds better than bats? And what about lifting 20 tons or having a third, bionic arm? With the rapid advancement of technologies, the future of healthcare might not just be about being healthy, but even augmenting our bodies and “upgrading” ourselves. Where would you draw the line between being a human and a cyborg?
The Most Pressing Issues In Bioethics
Who owns medical and genetic data? How to regulate gene editing? Where is the boundary of enhancing physical or cognitive human capabilities? What to do with biological differences widening the gap of the haves and have-nots? Could we define where is the boundary to augment life? Will we sue robots or algorithms for medical malpractice? With the constant advancement of technology, unprecedented moral, ethical and legal issues are surfacing. Channeling them into substantial debates will get us closer to their fair solution step by step. Here, we collected the 10 most pressing issues in bioethics.