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Gamification: Is this the next horizon for fitness motivation? - A review of the Goji Play system

Gamification: Is this the next horizon for fitness motivation? – A review of the Goji Play system

We all love when two ideas that seemed so widely unrelated come together and form something completely new and revolutionary. Have you ever spent hours and hours on a video game, deeply immersed only to realize that it’s 3 am and you have to work in the morning? Wouldn’t it be great to channel this...
A Virtual History: Connecting With Realities Of Healthcare

A Virtual History: Connecting With Realities Of Healthcare

Every Virtual Reality (VR) fan knows the story of how in the mid 1950s a cinematographer Morton Heilig built the Sensorama that tried to embed movie-goers into the environment of the movie by using various theatrical equipment (moving chairs, fans, aroma emitters.) Concepts of interactivity, immersion, and representation are part of the core of VR...
Turning Patients Onto Webcams

Turning Patients Onto Webcams

“Dear patient, you can now turn on your webcam” Video consultation startup, HealthQuo, presents a business model that is both customisable and scalable. Is this the start of a new era where going to your doctor means going online? The UK government has just announced plans for GP surgeries to open from 8am to 8pm...
3 Prominent Evangelists give their Insights into Quantified Self

3 Prominent Evangelists give their Insights into Quantified Self

  The following is an interview with Uwe Diegel, Beate Bartes and Homero Rivas who will be present at the 2014 Doctors 2.0 & You Conference.  Conference founder, Denise Silber told Medcrunch that she was very excited that we would blog about connected health which for her “pulls  together social media and community, apps and gamification...
A Match Made In Heaven: How A British Health Tech Startup Combined With Qinec, A Practice Management Software (PMS) Provider

A Match Made In Heaven: How A British Health Tech Startup Combined With Qinec, A Practice Management Software (PMS) Provider

When booking an appointment for a health professional, there are different ways to go about it. The obvious, old fashioned way is to pick up the phone and call a healthcare practice to discuss with a receptionist possible appointment options. Everyone understands the inefficiencies of doing it this way. Not getting the appointment you want...
How Can Google Glass Transform Medicine?: An Interview with Accenture Connected Health Services

How Can Google Glass Transform Medicine?: An Interview with Accenture Connected Health Services

Accenture’s recent Digital Consumer Tech Survey 2014 revealed a growing interest in wearable technology. That’s endorsed by the plethora of new wearable devices on show at this year’s CES. Typical are smart watches and also wearable smart glasses – the pioneer here, of course, being Google Glass. Glasses are particularly interesting to us here at...
Hacking The Medical Care of Chronic Disease

Hacking The Medical Care of Chronic Disease

The medical world has done an astounding job of treating and curing acute disease. Heart attacks, strokes, gun shot wounds, infections and broken bones can all threaten your life; yet, with our level of complex care and diagnosis, your chances of survival are very high. However, when it comes to treating chronic disease, medical care...
PTSD Coach App

PTSD Coach App

The VA estimates that a veteran dies by suicide every 80 minutes, with post-traumatic stress disorder believed to be a major precipitating factor of suicide. A December, 2012 public health study indicates that nearly 30% of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans treated at VA hospitals have been diagnosed with PTSD—and that number only reflects those who...
How Google Glass and Self-Driving Cars Can Change Medicine Forever

How Google Glass and Self-Driving Cars Can Change Medicine Forever

There are few companies in the history of the world as innovative and influential as Google. Yet, Google’s impact in the healthcare industry is basically absent after the failing attempt of Google Health. However, their two newest creations – Google Glass and Self-Driving Cars – have the potential to revolutionize medicine forever. Google Glass Just...
Why Medical Students Should All Have iPads – Part 2

Why Medical Students Should All Have iPads – Part 2

It has been a while since I last posted about “why should all med students have iPads,” it is about time to add some other facts to that. Now that you have decided to invest in an iPad (or any other kind of tablet for that matter), what can you do with it? For starters,...
Why Medical Students Should All Have iPads

Why Medical Students Should All Have iPads

Calling all Med Schools: the iPad is here, have you noticed? Or do you live under a rock? It’s been just a week since Apple announced the release of the new iPad and we have all witnessed the hype going on. Some new features, better processor and screen… and the long and endless lines outside...
Smartphone, MD - A Doctor At the Tip Of Your Fingers

Smartphone, MD – A Doctor At the Tip Of Your Fingers

This ist part I in a series of posts about how technology interacts with the modern patient and physician.  I have always considered myself as a technology junkie and I thank my father for that. He always had the newest, fastest and amazing computer (back in the day it was a Gateway 486 – moo!)....