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How to take control of your health with Thomas Goetz

How to take control of your health with Thomas Goetz

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

Thomas Goetz tells us about a study done on bus drivers in Berkeley, which showed that many of the drivers were chronically stressed by their jobs. In order to meet the strict schedules, bus drivers were putting a large strain on their health: cutting into their break times, not eating properly, and then drinking at […]

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How wearable tech is changing healthcare

How wearable tech is changing healthcare

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health with 0 Comments

Wearable technology devices can help us move more efficiently with less wear and tear on the muscles and joints we use every day, according to dorsaVi founder Dr Andrew Ronchi.   Speaking on the opening day of The Digital Health Show in Sydney yesterday (1 April 2016), Dr Ronchi said technology had made a tremendous […]

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Science, sensors and superpowers

Science, sensors and superpowers

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health with 0 Comments

We need to create a space in healthcare for innovation – where we reward and incentivise practitioners for doing things differently, a leading US healthcare visionary told delegates at The Digital Health Show in Sydney yesterday (1 April 2016). Dr Alan Green, the founder of drgreene.com and chief medical officer of Scanadu, said he was […]

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The future of medicine is personal

The future of medicine is personal

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health with 0 Comments

The convergence of genomics, data and wearables is empowering individuals to make real choices and decisions about their everyday health, according to Iodine co-founder Thomas Goetz. Opening The Digital Health Show in Sydney yesterday (1 April 2016), Mr Goetz said the near future was real people sharing real experience in the real world, which resulted […]

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How big data is being leveraged in health and wellness

How big data is being leveraged in health and wellness

Written by on April 2, 2016 in Digital Health with 0 Comments

Fifty nine per cent of health care professionals aren’t active in digital health activity or strategy despite the digital healthcare revolution being well underway, according to Validic Chief Marketing Officer Chris Edwards. Speaking at the opening day of The Digital Health Show in Sydney yesterday, Mr Edwards said there was enormous potential for healthcare professionals […]

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In their words: Jane Burns & The digital age of youth mental health

In their words: Jane Burns & The digital age of youth mental health

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness, Young People with 0 Comments

Every day in Australia we lose seven young lives to suicide. One in four young people experience a mental health disorder, and 75 percent of young people aged 16 to 24 do not seek help for their mental health. The statistics are staggering, and unfortunately show that young people are struggling to manage their wellbeing. […]

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One very smart wheelchair

One very smart wheelchair

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Digital Health, Happiness, Work with 1 Comment

We never know what the turning points will be in our life. Sometimes they occur when we meet someone, or we go somewhere, or we have a certain conversation. Other times, when we experience terrible loss or perhaps even narrowly escape death. Dr Jordan Nguyen is a biomedical engineer, visionary and innovator, who is giving […]

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In their words: Thomas Goetz & Get a second opinion … yours

In their words: Thomas Goetz & Get a second opinion … yours

Written by on February 18, 2016 in Digital Health with 0 Comments

The situation: You go to your doctor with a complaint. He gives you a diagnosis, and prescribes a treatment. But is it the right one? As much as we’d like medicine to be full of easy answers, in truth getting useful guidance on what to do can be confounding. Not to blame the doctors; they’re […]

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In their words: Professor Lea Waters & Positive posts make others happy, pass it on

In their words: Professor Lea Waters & Positive posts make others happy, pass it on

Written by on February 16, 2016 in Digital Health, Happiness, Relationships with 0 Comments

We are drowning in a sea of negativity as media corporations daily send us a tsunami of bad news. Yet new science in the field of positive psychology shows that sharing good news with others can provide you and the people you care about a much-needed life raft. Social media has given us the power […]

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In their words: Andrew Ronchi & Wearable tech: from novelty gimmick to an important health and safety tool

In their words: Andrew Ronchi & Wearable tech: from novelty gimmick to an important health and safety tool

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

There’s more to wearable tech than just fancy glasses that surf the web, watches that read your texts, and bracelets that count your steps. Now, there’s a new generation of wearable sensors that don’t just tell you how far or fast you went, but more importantly, how well you moved. Injuries start somewhere. Sometimes it’s […]

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Big data and how it can help our emotional selves

Big data and how it can help our emotional selves

Written by on January 28, 2016 in Digital Health, Relationships, Wellness, Young People with 0 Comments

The prevalence of technology means anonymity is virtually impossible in this day and age. That’s because we leave so-called ‘digital breadcrumbs’ every time we use our mobile phone, log onto Facebook, or even use the Internet. Just as there are those who fear the power of big data in the wrong hands, many also see […]

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Wearable technology: the hope, hype and reality

Wearable technology: the hope, hype and reality

Written by on January 14, 2016 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

A bracelet that monitors your heart rate, and how much deep sleep you get every night; a jacket that tells you where to go when you’re lost; a pair of glasses you can take photos with. Sounds like science fiction but the reality is many companies are experimenting with embedding sensors and microcomputers into the […]

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In their words: Chris Edwards & Digital health: why now?

In their words: Chris Edwards & Digital health: why now?

Written by on December 2, 2015 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

It’s a big idea. It’s a big promise. It’s a game changer. How does an industry that traditionally moves slowly, now move fast? How does an industry that has not been ‘consumer centric’ now put the patient at the middle? How does an industry that formerly focused solely on ‘episodic care’ now focus on the […]

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Just 90 seconds to change the world

Just 90 seconds to change the world

Written by on November 17, 2015 in Digital Health, Wellness with 0 Comments

Who when they consider their belly button sees it as any more than a fashionable body part that looks good either adorned or not adorned with a tattoo or navel stud, and shown off in mid riff clothing? In fact, our inny or outy is testimony to the great event of our birth; it being […]

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