Today’s smartphones are capable to do much more than just tracking our schedule. They have more sensors than most people would ever imagine that permit collecting data about their users. Both, most Android and iPhones are equipped with audio sensors (microphones), image sensors (cameras), touch interfaces on the screen, an acceleration sensor (tri-axial accelerometer), Global Positioning System (GPS), light sensors and multiple other features. Continue reading “Smartphones – Technology to Track your Life” »
Very soon, the Internet will allow the easy monitoring of patients through connecting endogenous sensors and devices, and as first prototypes are already available. Both, patients and authorized healthcare personnel will have access to this information in real-time. Continue reading “The Internet of Things V – Cloud-based Monitoring of the World on the Go” »
The next generation Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT), will be a dynamic network infrastructure with self-configuring abilities.
Both, physical and virtual “things”, will have an identity and physical characteristics as well as virtual personalities that are seamlessly integrated into the (information technology) IT networks.
Healthcare, such as eHealth, mHealth, telemedicine and assisted living, is one of the big targets of the IoT.
The goals of the IoT in healthcare include to better cope with the ever more increasing number of chronically ill people and complex diseases, for early prevention strategies and an older growing population (by 2040, the population over 80 years will be doubled). Continue reading “The Internet of Things IV – Healthcare Promises of the Technological Era” »
Mobile Health (mHealth) is a hot topic. Currently, there are more than 40,000 mHealth apps available for smartphones and tablets. It is projected that the mHealth market will reach revenues of $392 million in 2015 (by Frost & Sullivan).
Anyone who is looking to monitor weight and fitness, blood sugar levels, mental well-being etc. doesn’t have to search long for an smartphone app. However, finding a mHealth app of real worth is a completely different question. Currently, the mHealth market is mostly unregulated.
Seeing the highly promising revenue sources, mobile app developers have been challenging the boundaries of mHealth. Continue reading “Your Doctor’s Prescription for Your Mobile Health App?” »
1. Innovative hardware and software
The advance of smart phones, tablets and other devices will trigger the development of innovative applications in a wide variety of areas such as medical decision support, health communications and advice tools etc.
2. Cost-saving technology
Health care costs are exploding, thus, innovative cost-effective solutions are necessary. Technology can help to save costs by providing health care solutions that lead care in directions with better efficiencies and possibilities for self-care and increased wellness. Continue reading “How Will Digital Health Develop in 2013?” »
The digital area shapes expectations on personal and digital interaction, on social standards and on the multiple devices on the markets. Digital communication encompasses practically everybody’s life due to the ease and reliability technology tools give us for social and professional networking and multi-tasking providing apps for all possible situations one can imagine.
Electronic devices and ever more innovative software applications allow us to be available (or not available) whenever and wherever needed. Continue reading “Cyberpsychology I – Technology and Your Self” »
Pathogens and diseases don’t know political borders which makes it vital that collaborating groups around the world efficiently share large complex data sets to track and prevent the spreading of pathogens as well as establishing response plans to epidemic infections. Continue reading “The Need of Global Data Solutions for Epidemiology” »
A hologram is a projected three-dimensional visual image of a physical representation.
The word “holography” derives from the Greek word “holos” meaning “whole” and “graphos” meaning “message” perfectly describing what a hologram really is; a “whole message” of an object or person.
Simplest holograms are flat surfaces which under proper illumination seem to comprehend a three-dimensional image. Most advanced holograms project 3D images into the air and allow tangible interaction with the projection. Continue reading “Holograms – Big Data of Tomorrow” »
Mobile applications are found almost everywhere: games, social networking, entertainment, information distribution, data management, services, business uses and more.
Smartphones are becoming integral parts of business communication. Healthcare seeks mobile applications to improve business-to-client (B2B) relationships providing a direct-to-consumer interface (mHealth). Continue reading “Mobile Application Challenges” »
There are emerging mobile technologies that change the health industry including wellness, fitness, healthcare and medicine. They support patients and other users making better health choices as they also provide healthcare providers with tools to collect patient data aiming to improve outcomes. Continue reading “mHealth Smart – The Future of Medicine on Your Smartphone?” »