Flexible electronic sensors, worn like temporary tattoos on the skin, could be used to detect everything from blood flow to cognitive function, according to a new study published in Nature, led by John Rogers, who is also the cofounder of wearable sensor company MC10.
The European Commission launched a new application called #mHealth, which allows #mobile devices to monitor and collect data more efficiently. mHealth can be used on mobile devices, "Personal Digital Assistants", smart watches and other body-worn devices or implants.
Telemedicine refers to the usage of telecommunication methods to provide healthcare and medical services remotely. With healthcare delivery already under pressure, telemedicine is poised to tackle lot many challenges of the industry head on. This infographic by Kays Harbor Technologies is an attempt to highlight the benefits of telemedicine.
The use of digital health technologies and social media has transformed the exchange of healthcare data, with mobile apps monitoring everything from blood sugar to medication adherence, and text-based reminders urging smokers not to give into that craving. This infographic also presents data on the role of search engines in healthcare research, how social media creates more engaged and aware patients, and how digital healthcare is affecting today's industry.