Category Archives: e-Health

Star Trek’s ‘Tricorder’ Device Coming Soon?


Star Trek’s Dr. “Bones” McCoy made no bones about the state of 20th Century medicine — invasive, primitive, “Dark Ages,” were a few of his pejorative terms for modern medicine. In the 23rd century, Bones and other starship crew members … Continue reading

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Wireless Health Care


Just read a very interesting article on “ambient health monitoring”. Joseph M. Smith wrote in IEEE Spectrum an article on Wireless Health Care. Here a few passages from the article: “Imagine a world in which your medicine cabinet notices that … Continue reading

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’10-Cent Medical Checkup’ Using Cell Phones?


Caltech runs a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program where students work on special projects. As part of a cell phone medicine project, the students have spent their summer developing and fine-tuning prototypes that could someday enable a 10-cent medical checkup for … Continue reading

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New Human-Computer Interface: Stick-On Electronic Tattoos


Technology makes interesting inroads in medicine. Not only in electronic patient records and e-prescription but also in connecting patients to instrumentation and in tele-monitoring. “Researchers have made stretchable, ultrathin electronics that cling to skin like a temporary tattoo and can … Continue reading

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“You Have Zero Privacy Anyway — Get Over It” (Really?)


Scott McNeally has been quoted many times with this (in)famous phrase from 1999. But as Steven Cherry discusses is his podcast (mp3) The Car as Informant – IEEE Spectrum “even he (Scott) would be surprised at the extent to which we can now be tracked, … Continue reading

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Your Identity In the Palm Of Your Hand


Hospital scans palms to track patients | SmartPlanet. Quote from the article: “A New York City hospital is using patients’ palms, not insurance cards, to pull records, according to a new report. “The New York University Langone Medical Center started scanning palms … Continue reading

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“Facebook Light” For Elderly, Dementia Patients


Quoted from: “Facebook Light” For Elderly, Dementia Patients in Works (emaxhealth.com) “Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg probably never had this in mind when he came up with the phenomenally popular social network, but researchers are developing a type of “Facebook Light” for the … Continue reading

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