Tone: direct insight into weight loss from sports activities

It can be difficult to gain insight into the quickest way of burning fat. For the one person this could be a half-hour running session, while someone else would have more success with muscle exercises. A scale doesn’t always help, either: any lost weight may just as well be due to lost fluid or muscle […]

Infographic: the impact of wearables on the healthcare sector

Numrush often writes about new healthcare technology. However, it is often difficult to fathom its actual impact on the healthcare sector. Pathfinder Software has created a special infographic to fill this gap. It shows which wearables are currently available and which are actually used in healthcare. Very handy!

IBM predicts heart failure using Big Data

IBM thinks that in the future it will be able to predict heart failure through Big Data analytics. In the United States, heart failure is a very common and costly disease. People who suffer from this condition often die within five years after having been diagnosed with it. In 2009, IBM joined forces with health […]

One in three Brits visit their GP less often due to the advent of health gadgets

A recent study into the use of activity trackers and other health-related gadgets among the British public has yielded a number of interesting insights. Not only do the British extensively invest in gadgets, it also causes them to visit their general practitioner less frequently. No less than one in three of the participants in the […]

Five ways Big Data can save lives

Big Data is everywhere. This also applies to the healthcare sector. So, how can Big Data provide a tangible contribution to healthcare? Here’s a list of five ways Big Data can actually save lives. 1. Identifying side-effects and adverse reactions to drugs Research has shown that Big Data makes it possible to uncover hitherto unknown […]

Electronic spoon assists Parkinson’s patients in their daily life

The LiftWare spoon helps people with Parkinson’s disease to eat in a normal way. Parkinson’s patients suffer from involuntary, rhythmic and alternating movements of one or more body parts. These often occur in their arms or hands, which leaves them incapable of just performing the most basic activities of daily life. The LiftWare spoon aims […]

Digital pill warns general practitioners if patients forget their medication

In collaboration with Proteus Digital Health, scientists have developed a digital tracker that warns general practitioners if patients have forgotten to take their pills. The tracker is processed into the patient’s regular medication. Since the sensor is the size of a grain of sand, the patient won’t notice anything. When the pill comes in contact […]