IBM says medical nanotechnology could give you superpowers in 5 years

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The tech giant predicts that microscopic health devices and superhero vision are a half decade away. IBM has released its annual “Five in Five” list which includes medical nanotechnology innovations this year. The company issues the report to forecast some of the top innovations and scientific directions that could considerably change our lives in five years. The technology IBM spotlights in the report has the chance to alter the way we live and interact every day. The broad theme of the 2017 report is “making the invisible visible.” In that…

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Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

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The mobile application would help to overcome struggles faced in many hospital emergency rooms. The first ever medical hackathon to take place in Pakistan has announced an mhealth QR code app as a winner. The event took place at the Aga Khan University. The mobile app may prove helpful in overcoming hospital ER challenges. The winning team was called *HistorER* and used a unique quick response code system. The QR code app could be used in emergency rooms to provide medical teams with patient histories. A major struggle facing ER…

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Mhealth technology could maintain independence among the elderly

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Sensor based wearables could make it possible for people to live healthier and safer lives. According to the results of a new research reports, the use of sensor based mhealth technology for care coordination could make it possible for seniors to be able to live lives with improved health and independence. This study was conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri who looked into the benefits of the tech. They examined forms of mhealth technology based solutions that would help to monitor and track certain health factors such as…

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Mobile health apps are opening up the doors for medical discussion

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The connection these applications provide make it possible for clinical peer conversation to occur more easily. Mobile health apps and devices have been exploding in development, testing and even use over the last year and the World Health Organization has now included it within the broader category of eHealth. Just as consumers have been using gadgets and apps to track their own health and fitness, doctors see benefits, too. These mobile health platforms are now starting to open up the doors for collaborations within the medical community, including among doctors,…

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Wearable technology could let doctors remotely monitor patients

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This would make it possible for people to check in for updates with their physicians without making the trip. The latest developments in wearable technology could make it easier to maintain a closer and more effective relationship between doctors and patients, as it could make it possible for physicians to monitor their patients – particularly the elderly – when they have a chronic condition but where daily appointments are impractical. Tech such as smartwatches could make it possible for emergency situations to be avoided. After all, when smaller symptoms are…

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Mobile health tech drops readmission numbers at hospitals

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The results of a new study have shown that mhealth can help patients to adhere to their prescriptions and therapies. Recent research will have its details presented on May 7 at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, and will show that mobile health tools could help patients to be able to better stick to the use of the medications that they have been prescribed and the to the therapies that have been recommended for them. This means that mhealth tools could potentially help to correct one of the most vital…

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Mobile health devices in exam rooms don’t bother patients

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Doctors had been concerned that using these gadgets would bring about fears for personal privacy. For some time now, doctors have had their worries about using technology in order to keep electronic medical records, but it appears as though patents do not feel that same barrier about using mobile health devices and techniques in exam rooms. A new survey conducted by Nuance has revealed that patients welcome the use of mobile gadgets. Among the reasons that the voice recognition tech company behind the survey found that patients found mobile health…

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Mhealth technology could improve concussion detection

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Emerging mobile health tech could also assist in the management of this medical condition following head trauma. Concussion detection and treatment, in addition to its prevention in the first place, is becoming a new medical specialty field, and mhealth technologies are working to help to support the goals of improving overall diagnosis and treatment capabilities. This condition brings together everything from sports medicine to neurology and tech advances have been moving quickly. As much as mhealth and other medical technologies have been moving forward at leaps and bounds, there remains…

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Augmented reality may have a future in medicine

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AR continues to gain attention as a practical medical tool Augmented reality is well on its way to establishing itself as a premier medical tool. The technology has long been considered little more than a gimmick used to entice consumers and provide entertaining digital content to people with smartphones and tablets. AR has recently been seeing more practical uses, however, especially when it comes to the medical field. Doctors are beginning to take AR more seriously and utilize the technology in surgeries and in providing patients with more detailed information…

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mHealth is a top focus at CES 2014

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This year, the Consumer Electronics Show has a considerable focus on mobile health apps and tech. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has now started and it has already become clear that there has been a considerable shift in the focus of technology trends, particularly when it comes to mobile, as there are a number a new growth markets being introduced to the mainstream, such as mhealth, medical technology, and mobile health applications. Much of this has to do with wearable gadgets that consumers can use for fitness, among other purposes.…

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The practicality of augmented reality

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Augmented reality is more than a marketing and entertainment tool Augmented reality is often considered to be nothing more than an entertainment gimmick. The technology enables interactive digital displays to be superimposed over nearly any real world environment. In terms of entertainment, augmented reality certainly does have a lot to offer. As such, it has been seeing more use in movies, televisions, and even marketing by companies interested in engaging people in a more dynamic fashion. With businesses focusing heavily on the marketable aspects of the technology, its practical uses…

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