The year of the human brain

The human brain is the most complex structure in the universe with its 70 billion neurons. Our brains are even that complicated, that it is impossible to map it. 2014 was an important year for the human brain, mainly due to the world of art. From scientific studies about the creative brain to experimental works […]

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E. Chromi

I saw this cool collaboration when I was visiting Eindhoven during the Dutch Design week. E. Chormi is a collaboration between designers and scientists in the new field of synthetic biology. With this technology you can now simply by drinking a yoghurt drink determine if you have a particular bacteria that makes you ill. The […]

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Empowered patient 2

DIY diagnosis Patients can now analyse their symptoms or conditions with new health technologies. This information, which combines sensor technologies with mobile applications, can determine whether it is necessary to visit a doctor’s visit or to determine which treatment can be used. Health support Service helps patients before, during and after their treatments. These tools […]

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Empowered patient

Armed with a greater degree of knowledge about their lifestyle and conditions, people are taking a more central role in determining when they interact with the healthcare system and how their care is delivered. Patients arm their selves with technologies and social communities that help them to gather valuable advice or self-diagnose so they do […]

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Upstream Doctors

A couple of weeks ago I read an article about new initiatives that treat health issues at their source. They call themselves ‘upstream doctors’, working to beat sickness and disease at their source, before people are affected. One group of the upstream healthcare movement is the startup called HealthBegins. It is a self-described ‘think and […]

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Diabetes IQ

This is a school assignment regarding health and social web. What it Is: Diabetes IQ is a mobile application. It is an innovative new way for patients to explore their knowledge of the forms, progression, treatment, and complications of diabetes. You can participate in quizzes with extensive feedback, compare results with other contestants as they […]

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