ENTRIES TAGGED "devices"
How a sensor glove can benefit the patient-doctor relationship.
Recently a group of three young entrepreneurs showed off a prototype of a glove that contained sensors useful for medical examinations. Their goals were not merely to make diagnosis easier, but to save the doctor/patient relationship from the alienation of modern technology. Medical student Andrew Bishara came into O’Reilly’s Cambridge studio to discuss the glove’s capabilities, how the creators were inspired to design it, and how they plan to productize it.
Here’s the full video from our discussion:
Highlights from the conversation include:
- Introduction to the glove and its purpose in bringing touch back into medicine. [Discussed at the 0:31 mark]
- Some of the purposes of the sensors. [Discussed at the 2:00 mark]
- Software on the device and in the cloud. [Discussed at the 7:58 mark]
- Creating a marketable product from the glove. [Discussed at the 9:54 mark]
- Open hardware. [Discussed at the 13:39 mark]
- How the developers were inspired by Singularity University. [Discussed at the 15:03 mark]
A mobile mapping app lets users capture and visualize their movements.
The DIY mapping tool AntiMap lets users capture their movements via their mobile devices, then visualize and analyze their movements.
Evidence from devices could verify that a treatment was necessary, that it was administered, and that it was effective.
Big health advances in small packages: report from the third annual Medical Device Connectivity conference
At some point, all of us are likely to owe our lives–or our quality of life–to a medical device. Yesterday I had the chance to attend the third annual Medical Device Connectivity conference, where manufacturers, doctors, and administrators discussed how to get all these monitors, pumps, and imaging machines to work together for better patient care.
The Medical Device Connectivity conference this week at Harvard Medical School covers interoperability, standards, regulations, wireless networks, and devices in practice.