Service lets cold and flu victims order instant medication from their bed
We’ve already seen dedicated services that aim to deliver specific health products to consumers as quickly as possible — such as Dr Ed, the site that gets morning after pills to those that need them in under two hours on a weekend. Now Walgreens and TaskRabbit have collaborated on a scheme that enables housebound flu sufferers to order essentials without leaving their bed. READ MORE…

Service lets cold and flu victims order instant medication from their bed

We’ve already seen dedicated services that aim to deliver specific health products to consumers as quickly as possible — such as Dr Ed, the site that gets morning after pills to those that need them in under two hours on a weekend. Now Walgreens and TaskRabbit have collaborated on a scheme that enables housebound flu sufferers to order essentials without leaving their bed. READ MORE…

Sexual health badges help potential partners share their STD status
Sexual health is a sensitive issue, and many people are embarrassed by it. However, not revealing your status to a bedroom partner can put them at risk of contracting. Luhu is a new service that gives members a digital badge that indicates if they have a clean bill of sexual health — or if they haven’t had a check-up for a while. READ MORE…

Sexual health badges help potential partners share their STD status

Sexual health is a sensitive issue, and many people are embarrassed by it. However, not revealing your status to a bedroom partner can put them at risk of contracting. Luhu is a new service that gives members a digital badge that indicates if they have a clean bill of sexual health — or if they haven’t had a check-up for a while. READ MORE…

Keyring makes medical records portable and secure
When an accident happens, it’s useful for both witnesses and emergency responders to know if the casualty has any underlying health issues that may need to be taken into account when attempting to help. We’ve already seen France’s Code d’Urgence QR code stickers deliver health data to doctors, and now the MedicalKeyring helps anyone to carry their medical records wherever they go, protected by biometric security. READ MORE…

Keyring makes medical records portable and secure

When an accident happens, it’s useful for both witnesses and emergency responders to know if the casualty has any underlying health issues that may need to be taken into account when attempting to help. We’ve already seen France’s Code d’Urgence QR code stickers deliver health data to doctors, and now the MedicalKeyring helps anyone to carry their medical records wherever they go, protected by biometric security. READ MORE…

It looks like a cuddly monkey, but this robot tackles depression and dementia
Some cuddly toys can be deceptively useful. We’ve already seen Teddy the Guardian enable parents to check their baby’s vitals without making them feel uncomfortable, and our latest spotting is catering to the other end of the age spectrum. From Singapore, the Huggler is a robot in the guise of a cuddly toy that entertains elderly people, as well as detecting non-verbal emotions and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. READ MORE…

It looks like a cuddly monkey, but this robot tackles depression and dementia

Some cuddly toys can be deceptively useful. We’ve already seen Teddy the Guardian enable parents to check their baby’s vitals without making them feel uncomfortable, and our latest spotting is catering to the other end of the age spectrum. From Singapore, the Huggler is a robot in the guise of a cuddly toy that entertains elderly people, as well as detecting non-verbal emotions and diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease. READ MORE…

Wise Words with Dr Josh Landy
While Instagram itself may be seen as a platform for cat photos, food porn and selfies, its photo-sharing foundation actually has practical uses in industry, as evidenced by the medical-based Figure1. Although it doesn’t come with a range of retro filters, the app is helping the medical community to pool its knowledge in a visual and engaging way, giving health professionals a real, living textbook detailing the symptoms of many diseases, conditions and traumas. As well as enabling health professionals to post informative images, the social nature of the app also facilitates medical discussion, education and sharing on a wide scale.
We spoke to Dr Josh Landy – co-founder and CMO of Figure1 – to find out how he juggles his role as an entrepreneur while still serving as an on-call hospital physician. READ MORE…

Wise Words with Dr Josh Landy

While Instagram itself may be seen as a platform for cat photos, food porn and selfies, its photo-sharing foundation actually has practical uses in industry, as evidenced by the medical-based Figure1. Although it doesn’t come with a range of retro filters, the app is helping the medical community to pool its knowledge in a visual and engaging way, giving health professionals a real, living textbook detailing the symptoms of many diseases, conditions and traumas. As well as enabling health professionals to post informative images, the social nature of the app also facilitates medical discussion, education and sharing on a wide scale.

We spoke to Dr Josh Landy – co-founder and CMO of Figure1 – to find out how he juggles his role as an entrepreneur while still serving as an on-call hospital physician. READ MORE…

Defibrillator-equipped drones offer quick response for cardiac arrest victims
We recently wrote about the aeroSee Project, which is harnessing drones to improve search and rescue missions. The devices are now proving useful in another life-saving scenario – the Defikopter is a drone that can deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims much quicker than emergency responders. READ MORE…

Defibrillator-equipped drones offer quick response for cardiac arrest victims

We recently wrote about the aeroSee Project, which is harnessing drones to improve search and rescue missions. The devices are now proving useful in another life-saving scenario – the Defikopter is a drone that can deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims much quicker than emergency responders. READ MORE…

USD 15,000 talking robot calms kids during hospital visits
Hospitals are never fun for children, and we’ve seen a number of initiatives to help keep them calm, frommusical dentist drills to interactive LED walls. Now the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada has introduced MEDi, a robot that distracts kids from uncomfortable medical examinations and procedures, and even aids their recovery. READ MORE…

USD 15,000 talking robot calms kids during hospital visits

Hospitals are never fun for children, and we’ve seen a number of initiatives to help keep them calm, frommusical dentist drills to interactive LED walls. Now the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Canada has introduced MEDi, a robot that distracts kids from uncomfortable medical examinations and procedures, and even aids their recovery. READ MORE…

Pen-sized device filters blood of deadly viruses
We’ve already seen how portable medical equipment can be convenient for both patients and doctors, with devices such as the ViSi Mobile System enabling health professionals to monitor patients wirelessly. Now the Hemopurifier is a small pen-sized dialysis device that makes it possible to clear patients’ blood of viral disease outside of the hospital. READ MORE…

Pen-sized device filters blood of deadly viruses

We’ve already seen how portable medical equipment can be convenient for both patients and doctors, with devices such as the ViSi Mobile System enabling health professionals to monitor patients wirelessly. Now the Hemopurifier is a small pen-sized dialysis device that makes it possible to clear patients’ blood of viral disease outside of the hospital. READ MORE…

‘Medical Instagram’ helps build a library of reference photos for doctors
The power of the visual sharing that makes platforms such as Instagram so popular has been harnessed by retailers like Ask CT Food to share knowledge about cooking, but could the same be done for the medical world? Figure1 enables health professionals to upload and share photos of conditions, creating online discussion as well as crowdsourcing a database of reference images. READ MORE…

‘Medical Instagram’ helps build a library of reference photos for doctors

The power of the visual sharing that makes platforms such as Instagram so popular has been harnessed by retailers like Ask CT Food to share knowledge about cooking, but could the same be done for the medical world? Figure1 enables health professionals to upload and share photos of conditions, creating online discussion as well as crowdsourcing a database of reference images. READ MORE…