Walk-in kiosks for retail settings will deliver healthcare via telemedicine
Soon after we came across the LifeBot 5 portable emergency room a closely related effort was brought to our attention. Focusing this time on traditional doctor’s visits, HealthSpot is a small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings. READ MORE…

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings will deliver healthcare via telemedicine

Soon after we came across the LifeBot 5 portable emergency room a closely related effort was brought to our attention. Focusing this time on traditional doctor’s visits, HealthSpot is a small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings. READ MORE…

First wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip successfully tested | KurzweilAI
Researchers from MIT and MicroCHIPS Inc. have developed and tested a programmable, wirelessly controlled  chip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection.
This  is the first successful test of such a device and could help usher in a  new era of telemedicine — delivering health care over a distance,  say MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima, who had the idea 15  years ago.
Pharmacy on the chip
“You could  literally have a pharmacy on a chip,” says Langer. “You can do remote  control delivery, you can do pulsatile drug delivery, and you can  deliver multiple drugs.”

First wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip successfully tested | KurzweilAI

Researchers from MIT and MicroCHIPS Inc. have developed and tested a programmable, wirelessly controlled  chip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection.

This is the first successful test of such a device and could help usher in a new era of telemedicine — delivering health care over a distance, say MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima, who had the idea 15 years ago.

Pharmacy on the chip

“You could literally have a pharmacy on a chip,” says Langer. “You can do remote control delivery, you can do pulsatile drug delivery, and you can deliver multiple drugs.”

MHealth: Mobile technology brings healthcare home . The technology, developed by Telefonica. allows the patient to be followed through the remote monitoring terminal.  The device tracks weight and heart rate, with scales and a blood  pressure cuff using bluetooth technology. If a test is missed, a nurse  contacts the patient to find out why.

MHealth: Mobile technology brings healthcare home . The technology, developed by Telefonica. allows the patient to be followed through the remote monitoring terminal. The device tracks weight and heart rate, with scales and a blood pressure cuff using bluetooth technology. If a test is missed, a nurse contacts the patient to find out why.

Silicon Stethoscopes - Forbes.com
Companies use videoconference calling all the time; why shouldn’t doctors? Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot  suggests that remote diagnostic technologies (or “telerobotics”) could let doctors interact with patients even if they’re home in bed. A robot equipped with vital sign sensors—such as a stethoscope and a blood pressure monitor—could wirelessly convey that data to a doctor.

Silicon Stethoscopes - Forbes.com

Companies use videoconference calling all the time; why shouldn’t doctors? Colin Angle, CEO of iRobot  suggests that remote diagnostic technologies (or “telerobotics”) could let doctors interact with patients even if they’re home in bed. A robot equipped with vital sign sensors—such as a stethoscope and a blood pressure monitor—could wirelessly convey that data to a doctor.

IBM Pilots Telemedicine Project In Italy — InformationWeek
IBM says it launching a telehealth project aimed at improving the independence and quality of life of elderly patients living in Bolzano, Italy, while reducing health costs. The one-year project, dubbed “Secure Living” will involve 30 patients who are in their 80s, and who will be remotely monitored with in-home sensoring gear. They will be provided tele-assistance as needed during daily activities, as well as guidance on exercises for mental agility and tutored physical training, said an IBM spokeswoman.

IBM Pilots Telemedicine Project In Italy — InformationWeek

IBM says it launching a telehealth project aimed at improving the independence and quality of life of elderly patients living in Bolzano, Italy, while reducing health costs. The one-year project, dubbed “Secure Living” will involve 30 patients who are in their 80s, and who will be remotely monitored with in-home sensoring gear. They will be provided tele-assistance as needed during daily activities, as well as guidance on exercises for mental agility and tutored physical training, said an IBM spokeswoman.

Telemedicine is an important extension of WHITIA’s [World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics Alliance] activities given the organization’s focus on bringing sustainable diagnostic solutions to developing countries…[and]… helping to enhance their long term sustainability.

TEDMED 2009 to bring together the most innovative leaders and luminaries in health and medicine

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Will your next surgeon be a robot? Can we end aging? What does a wireless band-aid do? These are among the issues addressed at the relaunch of the annual TEDMED, which is “bringing together the top leaders and luminaries from numerous disciplines that intersect the fields of medicine and healthcare,” TEDMED president Marc Hodosh told KurzweilAI.net.



TEDMED speakers include inventor Dean Kamen (“can a prosthesis be better than the real thing?”), pioneering genomic scientist Craig Venter on what we can do with synthetic life, White House special advisor Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D. on reforming healthcare in America, magician David Blaine on the science of holding his breath (for a world record 17 minutes and 4.4 seconds), eProteus CEO Andrew Thompson on a computer chip made from food ingredients in smart pills, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine director Anthony Atala, M.D. on growing bladders and other new organs, and David Sinclair on drugs to treat age-associated diseases.

Are the stars aligning for telemedicine’s succcess? | Business Tech - CNET News
While technology companies have been touting the use of virtual technology to allow doctors to remotely examine and monitor patients for decades, up until recently the business case for deploying these expensive systems was hard to justify. But now as lawmakers in Washington, D.C. look for ways to fix the broken health care system, technologies, such as high-definition video conferencing and telepresence, are getting a second look.

Are the stars aligning for telemedicine’s succcess? | Business Tech - CNET News

While technology companies have been touting the use of virtual technology to allow doctors to remotely examine and monitor patients for decades, up until recently the business case for deploying these expensive systems was hard to justify. But now as lawmakers in Washington, D.C. look for ways to fix the broken health care system, technologies, such as high-definition video conferencing and telepresence, are getting a second look.

We’re a revolutionary new experience with your neighborhood doctor. We mix office and online visits to give you personal attention when and how you want it. (via Hello Health: Doctors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City.)

We’re a revolutionary new experience with your neighborhood doctor. We mix office and online visits to give you personal attention when and how you want it. (via Hello Health: Doctors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City.)