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MedWand is the next best thing to my doctor?

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A couple of weeks ago, I got sick and the doctor’s appointment was virtual. I am not 18 years old and therefore they will not accept me without a parent in the hospital. Finally, the doctor prescribed me medications. But after a couple of days, I realized that I have Covid-19. I think that if doctors will use Medwand, they would be able to determine that I am not suffering from a cold.

Telehealth has long had the potential to increase healthcare for people living in rural areas or others who do not physically reach the doc, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more important. MedWand, a clinical-grade diagnostic package, allows the practitioner to obtain evidence that usually involves an in-person consultation.The USB-connected unit provides a physician with real-time access to data from 10 research devices, including a stethoscope, an otoscope (for the ears), an ophthalmoscope (for the back of the eyes), and a dermatoscope (for skin lesions), as well as a thermometer, a pulse oximeter (for heart rate and blood oxygen level monitoring) and an ECG detector, roughly the size of a small mug of coffee. The product is pending FDA approval until cleared, and should be available.



Bionic company

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Boston Consulting Group (BCG) describes the “bionic company”. These are companies that “combine the strengths of humans and technologies to create superhumans”, or what the authors describe as “bionic capabilities”. To do this, they use new technologies such as cloud, AI and others to create a new technology platform to create a completely new entity, they further combine these wii-fi technologies.


According to BCG, “Bionic companies outperform others in terms of cash flow and enterprise value”. In addition, BCG maintains that businesses not only had these features before COVID-19 started, but continue to demonstrate this performance in places where recovery is ongoing.


As we lead the “digital transformation”  the theory reinforces the main lessons and positions we need to learn. This verifies the fields in which we need to practice and learn. It understands that internet-native companies have an edge, but in the new digital/industrial climate, it helps conventional businesses to expand and prosper.



Although BCG does not provide simple numbers that validate its arguments, it is a respectable organisation with the presumption that organisations who uphold the principles they convey would outperform those who should not be granted some serious attention.


  • The plurality of bionic firms are digital natives, but conventional enterprises should still “reposition their competitive capabilities” by working on their digital transformation.
  • Technological developments such as artificial intelligence, digital talent, and applications and services built on the network are leveraged. Yet these developments, while adequate, are not sufficient. What is important to performance is how they are implemented and expressed in organizational strategy, practices and processes.
  • There are at least four key attributes of a bionic company:
  1. A clear sense of purpose.
  2. Focus on business outcomes.
  3. With creativity, creative vision, design and technical skills, human talent in autonomous teams makes for quick decision-making.
  4. Leveraging stacks of adaptable and “data liberated” scalable technology.


Smart Cities

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn order to overcome the increasing problems of urbanization, a smart city is a structure consisting primarily of ICTs to create, implement and promote sustainable development activities.

In fact, the intelligent network of linked objects and computers that relay data using wireless technologies and the cloud is an integral aspect of this ICT scheme.

Using laptops and handheld computers as well as wired vehicles and homes, individuals interact with smart city environments in various ways. Pairing sensors and information with the physical infrastructure and facilities of a city will lower costs and promote resilience.


Why do we need smart cities?

Urbanization is a non-ending phenomenon. Today, 54% of people worldwide live in cities, a proportion that’s expected to reach 66% by 2050. Combined with the overall population growth, urbanization will add another 2.5 billion people to cities over the next three decades.

Environmental, social, and economic sustainability is a must to keep pace with this rapid expansion that is taxing our cities’ resources.


Copenhagen is a smart city!

A public-private partnership, ProjectZero, has been developed to encourage and support the transition of Sonderborg into a ZEROcarbon society by 2029, focusing on infrastructure, transport, urban energy supply and data/ICT. Carbon-free development and progressive urbanization have been accomplished from the early planning level to the implementation process, relying on the active participation of residents.A core goal of ProjectZero is the provision of education at all levels. People are studying how green approaches, from Kindergarten to PhD, will help them to co-create a new world. The city’s happiness is reflected explicitly in the constructive interaction between individuals. In rural areas, private homes are being upgraded with electricity, linked to green district heating, and the use of heat pumps is increasing dramatically.Trained local banks, craftsmen and real estate agents support the citizens’ green journey by offering competitive services and solutions. The journey often starts with shifting to inexpensive LED-bulbs and biking to work. Professional municipal banks, craftsmen and real estate brokers promote the green path of individuals by offering competitive instruments and tactics. The journey also begins by switching and cycling to work to cheap LED-bulbs.



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Medical Augmented Reality

Reading Time: 2 minutesAugmented reality in medicine is a great opportunity to expand the range of possibilities for doctors. With this technology in medicine, the success of an operation can rise exponentially. Also, using AR doctors can avoid further complications for patients.

How does it work?

During the operation, different tools are implanted, and then you can see the 3d organ on the screen. AR facilities offer diagnostic imaging data and other patient knowledge superimposed on the operation area in the most visible manner during the treatment process. In addition, AR-assisted navigation systems will minimize the risk of injuries and improve clinical safety and accuracy, educate tomorrow’s surgeons to learn vital skills in AR education courses, and help patients to recover more quickly from operations through AR recovery techniques. But augmented reality is not the only one, that helps doctors and patients during the treatment – also there is a virtual reality. It’s often used for people with cancer. During chemotherapy, people sit in virtual reality glasses and it helps them cope with pain.

I can’t say that I think this idea is totally cool, so it’s easier to write down the pros and cons that I think are important:

Advantages of AR&VR:

  • Operation accuracy increases
  • It is possible to avoid complications
  • Some patients can avoid the pain
  • New features

Disadvantages of AR&VR:

  • Now it’s not developed enough
  • The major part of patients are not sure in a truthfulness of this technology
  • Few doctors can use such technologies (and a lot of money will be spent on trainings)

I think it’s a great technology in medicine. Yes, I can say that I am not particularly agree with all of this (I’ve given my arguments above). And if we say that this is going to help to take another step in the evolution of medicine, I will totally agree. Personally, I think that we should use these technologies and know that they exist.

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Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s

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Charles Taylor: 3-D digital hearts

HeartFlow has developed technology to help clinicians diagnose coronary heart disease. In order to generate a personalized, digital 3D model of the patient’s coronary arteries, the HeartFlow Analysis uses deep learning first, using data from a typical cardiac CTA scan. HeartFlow then applies computational fluid dynamics and sophisticated algorithms to the model to quantify the effects of blockages on blood flow. This study will help clinicians diagnose CHD and improve the app.


Thomas Reardon: A wristband that can read your mind

The technology could open up new forms of rehabilitation and access for patients recovering from:

  • a stroke
  • or amputation,
  • as well as those with Parkinson’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • and other neuro degenerative conditions!

A guy wearing what looks like a chunky black wristwatch stares in front of him at a tiny robotic dinosaur jumping over barriers on a computer screen. The man’s hands are motionless, but with his brain, he controls the dinosaur. The unit on his wrist is the CTRL package, which senses the motor neurons’ electrical impulses that travel down the muscles of the arm and to the hand almost as soon as a person thinks of a specific movement.


Jonathan Rothberg: An ultrasound in your pocket

The Butterfly iQ is the first all-body ultrasound device ever to be handheld. It replaces costly and fragile piezo crystals used with a single silicon chip in conventional systems. To capture precise imaging depths and frequencies to view different parts of the entire body, the chip can emit all three types of ultrasonic waves required.

Butterfly uses an app for smartphones that provides real-time AI analysis and ultrasound imaging. Butterfly iQ allows ultrasound healthcare practitioners to help detect and treat discovered diseases. Users will have access to a HIPAA-compliant cloud network that links healthcare professionals from around the world in order to receive up-to – date diagnoses and shared insights into complex diseases.


So, in my opinion, new medicine will give us a lot of opportunities to live healthy and active life using innovational technologies.

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