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New Year, New Studio! The Medical Futurist


New Year, New Studio! The Medical Futurist

I’m happy to share that we got a new studio that will provide us with the means to go more boldly into new directions and to experiment with new things too.

Let me show you around in this quick teaser!

In order to truly create a community of like-minded people, we’re going to put a lot more emphasis on live streams, because live Q&As, presentations, and just casual conversations with you are probably the best part of the job.

So basically, we’re going to talk a lot more about subjects like privacy in healthcare, digital health gadgets, and the basics of A.I. and investments in healthcare – LIVE, with you!

So prepare your questions and the topics you want to hear more about because it’s going to be a very flexible format.

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10+1 Medical Technologies That Blew My Mind / Episode 30 - The Medical Futurist

As we approach the end of this oftentimes seemingly cursed year, I want to end things on a positive note. I want to tell you about 10+1 technologies that blew my mind and made me feel like we’re entering an era that belongs to science fiction movies!

1. 3D printed drugs
2. Smartwatch ECG
3. Portable Ultrasound
4. Mixed Reality
5. Digital Twins
6. Sleep tracking and smart sleep alarm
7. Digital Pills
8. Medical Drones
9. Genome Sequencing
10. At-home lab tests
10+1. A.I. in public health

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Top Digital Health Devices in 2021 - Live Q&A with The Medical Futurist

Despite the explosion of interest in digital health in the past several years, the tech trend has yet to have a significant impact on the lifestyles of many. Sure, counting steps has become mainstream, but the way many people monitor their health has changed little in the past decade.

In 2021, we expect the adoption of digital health devices to accelerate, as people will need to increasingly rely on self-care models during and after the pandemic. Also, simply, better devices become available.

To help you navigate to the world of digital health devices, we're hosting a live Q&A with Dr. Bertalan Meskó, The Medical Futurist. In the live Q&A, Dr. Meskó will test 5 devices and answer any questions you might have about other gadgets:

Withings Core BPM: Smart blood pressure monitor with ECG & digital stethoscope
Viatom Blood pressure + ECG: Accurate & portable blood pressure monitor with ECG
Withings Scanwatch: Hybrid smartwatch to continuously scan vital parameters to detect heart health conditions and help improve overall fitness.
Kardia ECG: This device allows patients to take a medical-grade ECG in just 30 seconds. Results are delivered right to a smartphone.
Nima food sensor: Portable, connected food sensor, that can test food and detect hidden gluten and peanut

00:00 Top Digital Health Devices in 2021 - Live Q&A with The Medical Futurist
08:25 Welcome to the Live Q&A

With over 150 different devices The Medical Futurist team has tested, we're happy to answer any questions you have about the devices listed above or any other digital health technologies you'd like to learn more about. Dr. Meskó will be answering all your burning questions about these technologies and how the smartest gadgets can be at your help – or why they fail to deliver.

Top‌ ‌10‌ ‌Medical‌ ‌Technologies‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Future: ‌Ranked‌! / Episode 7 - The Medical Futurist

Future of Medicine: Which medical technologies and digital health innovations can expect the brightest future in the next decade? Now The Medical Futurist ranks the top 10 most promising technologies in medicine along 3 factors:

1. How close is the given medical technology from becoming real
2. The potential impact it can have on healthcare
3. Accessibility to the masses

The 10 nominees:
- Health sensors and telehealth
- Mixed reality
- Surgical and medical robotics
- Brain-computer interfaces
- Nanotechnology
- 5G
- Direct-to-consumer genetic testing
- 3D printing
- Artificial intelligence
- Quantum computing

Let's see which one will win, and I look forward to the 2020s together!

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#digitalhealth #medicaltechnology #top10

What You Need To Know About Long COVID / Episode 31 - The Medical Futurist

Ever felt like you actually know “too much” about COVID by now?

We’re neck deep in the second wave, and we've become a planet of billions of public health experts.

Still, there’s one, often overlooked aspect of COVID that we need to talk about: It’s how long it takes to recover.

This virus has a tendency to affect some patients long after their initial recovery. Symptoms like severe fatigue, cognitive issues or digestive problems can stay with us for months.

In this video, I’m explaining what “long COVID” is and how digital health can help you tackle the symptoms.

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The Future Design of Hospitals - Live Q&A with The Medical Futurist

Many hospitals around the world have struggled to cope with the impact of COVID-19, with healthcare facilities and critical care systems buckling under extraordinary pressure. For many stakeholders, this has articulated the need for a complete rethink about the way hospitals are designed and operate today.

Flexibility, smart solutions, and digital health technologies are key for hospitals and care units to be capable of adapting to the new reality. The concept of a networked healthcare system, the acceleration of telehealth and virtual care, and the increase in consumer engagement in our own health are the 3 key driving factors for the future of hospitals.

In this live Q&A, Dr. Meskó will explore how the different technological trends are shaping the future for hospitals:

- Consumer technology: Can smartwatches send people to hospitals?
- Tech giants: What if Amazon ran hospitals?
- Cybersecurity: How can hospitals protect against hacks and other cyberthreats?
- Artificial Intelligence: How can A.I. be used for logistics and capacity allocation?
- Portable devices: What portable point-of-care diagnostic devices are available already today?
- New way of transportation: Can medical drones be used for delivering care from the air?

Join this live Q&A and bring your questions regarding the future of hospitals and how digital technologies are reshaping medical care.

The Future of Food and Eating / Episode 25 - The Medical Futurist

The advent of novel digital health tools will radicalise an activity as old as life itself: food consumption. Indeed, innovation and technology will help us be more conscious of our food consumption. The latest technologies can help us better understand what we eat, how we should eat, and even stretch the boundaries of the food industry. Let’s take a closer look at how technology will shape the future of food.

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#DigitalHealth #eating #food #foodscanner #allergy #foodallergy #health #healthcare

Top Trends Shaping the Future of Healthcare - Live Q&A

Digital technologies have completely transformed our lives in the last couple of years and started to entirely reshape the landscape of healthcare. Yet, this is only the beginning. Huge waves of changes are on their way. The future of healthcare is shaping up in front of our eyes with advances in digital healthcare technologies.

In medicine and healthcare, digital technology could help transform unsustainable healthcare systems into sustainable ones, equalize the relationship between medical professionals and patients, provide cheaper, faster and more effective solutions for diseases – and could simply lead to healthier individuals living in healthier communities.

In this live Q&A, Dr. Meskó will analyze the main trends shaping the future of healthcare, and they all look like in practice

- The new norm in healthcare after COVID
- A.I. in diagnostics and treatment
- A.I. in preventing future pandemics
- Telemedicine versus in-person care
- The rise of at-home lab tests
- Health sensors making patients the point-of-care
- Food sensors and food tests
- Privacy in digital health
- Tech giants' march into healthcare
- Automation replacing physicians

The Top 10 Most Promising Medical Technologies UPDATED - The Medical Futurist

Digital health technologies are booming and there are so many of them! But if I step back and look at the big picture, it gets easier to point at those that will have the biggest impact on medicine and healthcare.

Here is a curated list from augmented reality to artificial intelligence and tissue engineering.

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Top Digital Health Trends In 2019 - The Medical Futurist

Digital Health Trends for 2020 - Check our report on Leanpub:

The digital health trends to watch in 2020: What global trends are shaping the year ahead and are expected to have the biggest impact on healthcare? Read our predictions about national digital health strategies, 5G, Amazon's and Google's march into healthcare and more. Here are the major trends that we look forward to.

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The Future of Pharma: Top 6 Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Industry - The Medical Futurist

Find out how technologies are shaping the pharmaceutical industry and the future of pharma:

The future of the pharmaceutical industry looks uncertain. There could be a world entirely without pharma in the future. Innovative startups and preventive healthcare are slowly but surely crushing the demand for pills, which is all that the industry is selling now. Pharmaceuticals must change their ways, or they will vanish. Here is how.

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COVID-19 - The Second Wave / Episode 22 - The Medical Futurist

More than a century ago, the second wave of the Spanish flu was deadlier than the first. But is it inevitable with COVID-19? See what we can expect for the second wave of the pandemic based on where we are standing now.

0:00 Countries managing the first wave successfully
1:22 The solution: herd immunity?
4:17 Worst cases: How did Brazil and the U.S. mess up?
6:23 New wave, new restrictions
7:55 So: what can we expect for the second wave of COVID-19?

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#DigitalHealth #COVID19 #Coronavirus

How Much Is Your Life Worth? / Episode 17 - The Medical Futurist

Everything has a price tag. If you wanted to sell your organs legally, your heart in the U.S. would be worth about 1 million dollars. Livers come in second, worth close to $600,000, and kidneys cost close to $300,000. And the list continues, for almost all your body parts.

Even more relevant for all of us is the price of our health. The average American household spent almost $5,000 per person on health care last year. Counting with an average life expectancy of 78 years, that’s a bit more than $250,000 per person. But is that the actual price tag for a life, or is that just the price of American health care?

Watch my analysis to learn more about the value of your health, your health data and your life in general.

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#DigitalHealth #FutureOfHealthcare #CostOfHealth

5G: Shaping the Future of Healthcare / Episode 3 - The Medical Futurist

In this episode, I talk about why you won’t be able to receive care remotely without the upcoming 5G revolution.

Digital health technologies swarm healthcare making patients the point-of-care. Sensors used at home, artificial intelligence-powered applications, digital health technologies, portable diagnostic devices, telemedicine, genome sequencing data in the cloud and many other solutions have been making connectivity a primary issue in healthcare. By connectivity, I don’t mean wires and Bluetooth, but a vital upgrade that’s called 5G.

But what about the concerns about radiation and the hazards of this technology? Let's also go through those issues, then decide whether you think 5G will kill or save us.

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6 Steps To End COVID-19 - A Future Bit From The Medical Futurist

We’re all tired of the current state of the world and how the pandemic maintains a tight grip over our lives.

I’ve been saying this since the beginning of the pandemic, 2021 is going to be a harder year, than the last one was. In 2020 there was simply no hope, we just waited for the miracle to happen. But now that the miracle arrived in the form of vaccinations, why haven’t we gone back to normal?

Today I want to give you a clarity of where we are heading next, and what are the six steps of getting to the end of the Covid pandemic.

I hope you find our latest Future Bit insightful and enjoyable.

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I Am The Patient Of The Future - The Medical Futurist

I’m proud to say that I live like someone 10 years from now.

I got my genome sequenced which I discuss regularly with my primary care physician to create a preventive plan. I monitor my sleep quality, stress level, daily exercises and many more lifestyle elements with digital health technologies.

I'm the patient of the future.

So let’s take a look at how you, too, can get on top of your health management.

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Top Technologies Shaping The Future Of Pharma - The Medical Futurist

This book explains how disruptive technologies and emerging trends such as robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, precision medicine or patient design will impact the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals in order to prepare successfully for a better future of healthcare.

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Let's Embrace Disruptive Medical Technologies! - The Medical Futurist

Medical professionals and patients must prepare for a technological revolution in medicine - the only way to make healthcare effective and more humanistic.

This is Grand Challenge No. 1 that we need to tackle in order to create a positive future of healthcare. Read more here:

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How to Measure Your Eating Habits With Smart Devices? - The Medical Futurist

I have plenty of gadgets and devices that help me live a healthier life including having a healthy diet. And the best is yet to come.

See the smart fork that teaches you to eat slower; and hear more about food scanners soon becoming available.


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SkinVision Review: A Smartphone Dermatologist At Your Service - The Medical Futurist

With 1.2 million downloads globally and having helped diagnose the condition in over 27,000 cases, SkinVision aims to fight against one of the most deadly diseases, skin cancer. It usually manifests as seemingly harmless skin spots, called nevi, whose early detection and removal can literally save your life. That’s the promise of the dermatology app, and we decided to take a good look at its capabilities. Here’s our SkinVision review:



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