Articles in Telemedicine & Smartphones
Feeling sick? There’s an app for that! – The Big Symptom Checker Review
Do you feel under the weather but don’t want to go to the doctor yet? Are you searching for a solution to inform yourself about any possible condition from the comfort of your home and with the ease of your phone or computer? Of course, there’s an app for that! Not only one, but numerous. Join us as we test how well several services perform at gauging possible diagnoses based on one’s signs and symptoms. We entrust our diagnosis with the Mayo Clinic, WebMD, Your.MD, Symptomate and Ada symptom checker services. Here’s our big symptom checker review.
Reverse Innovation: When Disruptive Health Solutions Go West
Zipline drones populate the Rwandan skyline, portable electrocardiogram machines help doctors diagnose in clinics in rural India, easy testing lets cure children in Botswana. Beyond being brilliant medical innovations, at some point, all these technologies were brought to or should be applied to high-income countries after their success in their original settings in Africa or Asia – as they have been available for a fraction of the cost, they have represented a highly creative solution and/or the regulatory environment has allowed them to thrive. That’s what researchers call reverse innovation, and we tracked down the most prominent examples in digital health.
Aspiring Dermatology App Under The Microscope: The SkinVision Review
With 1.2 million downloads globally and having helped diagnose the condition in over 27,000 cases, SkinVision aims to fight against one of the most deadly […]
The History of The Future of Medicine – Remote Care
Verne imagined sensitive mirrors connected by wire as devices for telecommunication, a German technologist, Hugo Gernsback went for the “teledactyle” allowing doctors to not only […]
How Do Guatemalan Midwives and Smartphones Come Together?
A scarcity of infrastructure, a lack of resources for healthcare development or non-existent window opportunities for talented developers cement low-resource regions in their state for […]
Threshold of A New Era in Diagnostics: Philips Lumify Portable Ultrasound Review
In the future, a midwife could do an ultrasound of a high-risk pregnancy in the comfort of the mother’s home, a doctor with a backpack […]
The Future of Emergency Medicine: Innovations Making Patients The Point-of-Care
Every minute spent without treatment could reduce the chance of survival in case of medical emergency and trauma patients. Digital health innovations making patients the […]
Using Digital Technologies Makes Disaster Relief More Efficient
Digital technologies, such as interactive maps, open databases, textbots, apps, telehealth services or drones have great potential to help people stranded in life-threatening situations and […]