Someday, I expect that doctors will dispense apps the same way they dispense medicines. Apps already help monitor health conditions, keep you in good physical shape, and can give you tools to control the onset of something like cyclic vomiting syndrome.
Today’s buzzphrase, the quantified self, is the notion that you can measure all of your body inputs and outputs and then use the data to modify your behavior and keep yourself healthier. The desire to quantify yourself is spreading fast in the tech industry and has become something of […]
It’s not every day that high tech, DIY skills and true love intersect, so when I heard this story I had to share. Sarah and Ben Hilmer are newlyweds living in Indianapolis. Ben noticed Sarah eyeing those $1500 plus treadmill desks — the ones that let you type and […]
Who would have thought that sleep would become the next crisis in our lives? The truth is, we don’t get enough of it and we’re starting to know that a lack of it leads to poor health. And now, technology is rushing in with a multitude of ways to […]
As medical costs soar and as our health insurance systems falter, technology is offering some new tools for taking your health into your own hands. Many of these solutions have a strong social component. And for many, the social aspect seems to be working.
Sharing, it turns out, can help […]
I’m a Google Glass owner and I’ve had my share of ups and downs with my $1500 curiosity purchase. Mom says I look like I’m scratching my head when I’m using Glass and my photos and videos are shot and shared fast and furiously, but they’re all pretty bad. […]
CES 2014′s Digital Health Summit had a ton of incredible robots on display, including robotic legs for the paralyzed, adorable manufacturing robots and more.
Author: Samir Damani, M.D., Pharm.D., F.A.C.C.
Gamification is a major buzzword in the health care industry today. New solutions are popping up daily, tapping into consumers’ natural desires for competition, achievement, fun and status.
Examples abound. Pharmaceutical companies […]
Author: Christine Berquam, Marketing Manager of Global Residential Initiatives
“Move it or lose it.”
“No pain, no gain.”
“To sit is to die.”
The original meaning of these sayings was never aimed at getting people to stop sitting, but I’m telling you that sitting less may be one of […]
Company: Jiff, Inc.
Author: Derek Newell, CEO
I’m super excited to be participating in a CES panel for the second year in a row! This year’s topic is: Brace Yourself—Your New Trainer is Your Boss and will take place on Thursday, January 9th at 3:05 p.m. at the Digital Health […]
Company: Macadamian – a UX design and software development firm
Author: Lorraine Chapman, Director of Healthcare User Experience
I’ve thrown away more New Year’s resolutions than I’ve kept. The same is true for consumer healthcare apps. More and more I’m realizing that many […]