By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin, Melinda Speckmann Digital games can help us stay sharp by exercising different parts of the mind, including short and long-term memory, speed, accuracy and efficiency in processing information and solving problems. The market for brain games is still in its infancy, with emerging companies taking three different slants toward… Continue reading Using Digital Tools to Channel our Minds: Staying Sharp
It has been a whirlwind few weeks attending attending a variety of conferences- all attaching the problems in healthcare from a different vantage point. The variety of key takeaways represents some of the unconnected pieces of the very complex health care system. At StrataRx- I was happy to hear of some additional progress in data… Continue reading From StrataRx to Habit Design and the Center For Body Computing
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Cheaper, faster, better technology is enabling nearly one in four people around the world to connect with each other anytime, anywhere, as online social networks have changed the way we live, work and play. In healthcare, the data generated by mobile phones and sensors can give us new information about ourselves, extend the reach of our healers… Continue reading The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Mobile
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a flash of creativity (or good idea)? The idea for “Communities, Platforms and Data” came to me in the middle of the night as one of those flashes of creativity. While researching “Mobile Social Games for Health,” I found an evolving ecosystem of… Continue reading A Burst of Creativity Comes to Life
Genomics is making headlines in both academia and the celebrity world. With intense media coverage of Angelina Jolie’s recent double mastectomy after genetic tests revealed that she was predisposed to breast cancer, genetic testing and genomics have been propelled to the front of many more minds. In this new data field, companies are approaching, collecting, analyzing… Continue reading The Role of Big Data Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Genomics Part I
Perhaps I am old-fashioned because I believe that the world is still a people business. Working hard to build a thriving ecosystem, the folks at Qualcomm Life brought together a stimulating 2013 Qualcomm Connect conference. Paul Jacobs, the CEO of Qualcomm, presented an interesting mix of trends and numbers including facts such as, “there are… Continue reading Qualcomm Life Connect2013 – A Healthy Mix of Optimism and Realism
As shown above, each day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated which is growing exponentially. With 90% of the total data being generated in the last two years, data storage poses a challenge. What is the Cloud? The cloud solves the problem of storage. Individual computers cannot store the amount of data being generated. The cloud consists of hundreds of thousands… Continue reading Genomics Has Its Head in the Clouds
Salivary diagnostics may be a cheaper, faster, better way to diagnose certain diseases. Already effective in oral cancer and Sjogren's syndrome, researchers are looking to expand the potential of using saliva. Blood tests and biopsies are invasive, expensive and time-consuming to collect and process. As seen above, salivary diagnostics… Continue reading A Dentist’s Thoughts on Salivary Diagnostics
Obesity was recently classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. Ranking 5th in global obesity, over 30% of the US adult population is considered obese. Everyone knows the traditional pyramid of nutrition, but new studies show that an individual’s genome may play a role in body type and individual nutritional needs. What is… Continue reading Will Nutrigenomics Give Us “Personalized” Nutrition?