Smartwatch: The Benefits

Woman on a run checking her smartwatch screen

While fads come and go, here at Best Doctors we believe that the smartwatch is here to stay! For the past several years it has become more and more common to see people walking around with little screens on their wrists – what is it all about?

From Fitbits to Apple watches, smartwatches are available in all shapes, sizes, colours and price ranges. This hands-free experience is meant to blend into your lifestyle in as simple a way as possible. The unassuming act of wearing this technology can greatly affect your life in a positive way. Keeping track of your day-to-day behaviour has never been easier. Most smartwatch users don’t even remember they are wearing their monitor throughout most of the day. Therefore, the watch can help users obtain critical information about their lifestyle in order to make better choices and changes – without becoming obsessed. Resting Heart Rate One Read more

Mobile apps and technology could help detect skin cancer

Lady sunbathing with cream in the shape of a sun on her exposed skin

Technology can help save lives and a team of Stanford researchers have taken this to the next level. The team have successfully developed image recognition technologies and programmed a computer to analyse and potentially identify cancerous moles and skin lesions.

Experts actively promote the preventive measures and check-ups necessary to ensure that melanomas are detected as early as possible. The five-year melanoma survival rates are 99% when detected early[1]. The figure dramatically decreases to 14% if the cancer is detected at a later stage[2]. The project was led by Sebastian Thrun, founder of research and development lab Google X and adjunt professor at Stanford University. He explained to CNN that their goal is to make melanoma detection more accessible on a global level. "Our objective is to bring the expertise of top-level dermatologists to places where the dermatologist is not available."[3] The Read more

Technology: A Concentration Slayer

Our life through a screen and its effects on concentration

Technology is an incredible thing with undeniable benefits for our society. Practically unlimited access to information and real-time news has made the world a smaller place, but many experts believe that technology is also a major concentration killer.

Technology is an incredible thing with undeniable benefits for our society. Practically unlimited access to information and real-time news has made the world a smaller place, but many experts believe that technology is also a major concentration killer. An enormous part of our population conducts many aspects of their life via a screen. We use computers during our “9 to 5” working life, we seek out entertainment via screens in all shapes and sizes; to socialise, to plan a holiday, to learn and sometimes even to find a partner. Web MD defines ADHD as “a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, Read more