A vision of the future

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When technology and medicine meet, the results can bring countless benefits for millions of people around the world, from patients to doctors, from companies to insurers. Today’s post features two devices, which will soon be making their market debut.

A closer look at our health Those smart new glasses your colleague is wearing might actually be smarter than you think. VSP Global, a US based non-profit eye care company has come up with a new health wearable that is visionary in every sense of the word. With frames crafted by designer eyewear maker Dragon Alliance, the new health-tracking glasses contain sensors with similar functions to a wrist-worn fitness tracker, such as monitoring steps taken, calories burned and distance travelled. The glasses can be synced via Bluetooth to an app for real time activity tracking. Although the glasses will first be tested on Read more

Crowdfunding for a cure

With World Digestive Health Day just around the corner on May 29th, we look at how technology and the social media networks can also be an effective ally for researchers of coeliac disease and the patients they seek to help.

From Twitter to the Apple ResearchKit to the multitude of mobile apps on the market,in previous posts we have looked at ways that technology and social media can encourage medical information sharing for the benefit of more and more people around the world.With World Digestive Health Day just around the corner (May 29th) it is therefore the perfect time to look at how technology and social media can also be an effective ally for researchers – and ultimately patients- when it comes to raising both funds and awareness for coeliac disease. An elusive diagnosis can mean years of suffering Due to its Read more