Stories Behind Digital Health

Stories Behind Digital Health

An Interview Book by The Medical Futurist

About the Book

What are the most interesting stories behind digital health innovations? How do medical communities and patients receive these new technologies? How should policy-makers react to make the situation of health technology companies better?

In this interview book we wanted to get a clearer picture how industry players themselves see the trends as well as the future of their own sector, where do they see the potential to develop or what are the challenges and risks associated with their innovative work. 

More than 30 stories behind various innovations related to smartphone apps, health sensors and trackers, artificial intelligence, robotics, VR/AR, 3D printing and diagnostic tools in precision medicine.

About the Author

Dr. Bertalan Mesko
Dr. Bertalan Mesko

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, PhD is The Medical Futurist. A geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author, he envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality.

Dr. Bertalan Mesko

Episode 55

About the Contributors

Nóra Radó
Nóra Radó

Editor In Chief at The Medical Futurist

Table of Contents

Introduction. 5

I.     Health and fitness apps. 7

a)    How to Cut Out Stress from Your Life?. 7

b)    How to Optimize Your Sleep With an App?. 7

c)    Migraine Alert’s Smart Algorithm Knows When You’ll Have the Next Headache. 8

d)    Zero Mothers Die: The App To Protect Women’ Health. 9

e)    Ada Health: The Doctor In Your Pocket 11

II.       Health Sensors & Trackers. 13

a)    Exclusive Details About Fitbit's Partnership with Medtronic. 13

b)    Read your ECG instantly on your phone! 13

c)    With Saliva And Me.Mum’s Pink Phone Case For Getting Pregnant Easier. 14

d)    Lovey’s Artificial Intelligence-Powered Virtual Nurse Takes Care of Your Baby. 16

III.      Robotics. 18

a)    Telepresence Robots Help Kids With Long-Term Illness. 18

b)    How Do Rowa Dispenser Robots Save 2 Hours For Pharmacists Every Day?. 19

IV.      Artificial Intelligence. 21

a)    Artificial Intelligence Might Be Widespread in Healthcare in Ten Years. 21

b)    Revolutionizing Medical Imaging through Artificial Intelligence. 22

c)    Medial EarlySign Analyzes Blood Tests with Artificial Intelligence. 23

d)    Corti Helps Recognize Cardiac Arrest by Listening in on Emergency Calls. 24

e)    OrCam’s A.I. Reads For The Visually Impaired. 25

f)     Inspiren Fights Patient Neglect With A.I. 26

V.   Virtual Reality. 29

a)    Holographic Organs Through An Augmented Reality T-Shirt 29

b)    appliedVR Makes You Forget Your Pain Through Virtual Reality. 30

c)    Medical Students Can Slice Up Virtual Humans with Medicalholodeck. 31

d)    Brainlab Brings Augmented Reality Into The Operating Room.. 32

VI.      3D Printing. 35

a)    Forget the Uncomfortable Plaster Cast, Here Comes the 3D Printed Cast! 35

b)    Stoke Med’s 3D Printed Models Take Medical Visualization to The Next Level 36

c)    FabRx is 3D Printing Octopus-shaped Drugs. 37

d) The Age Of Bioprinting Comes With CELLINK.. 38

VII.    Diagnostics / Precision Medicine. 40

a)    With Molecular Diagnostics Against Cancer. 40

b)    FDA Approved ThermoFisher’s Groundbreaking Genetic Test For Lung Cancer. 41

VIII.       Medical transportation. 43

a)    How Do Medical Drones Deliver Packages?. 43

b)    Worried If You Arrive at The Doctor On Time? Download Circulation! 43

IX.      Future of Food. 46

a)    Nima Scans Your Food For Gluten. 46

b)    Genetically Shaped Dieting On Habit’s Horizon. 47

c)    Curious About The Food Of The Future? Natural Machines 3D Prints It! 48


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