Virtual Reality for Treating/Preventing Cancer, Hypertension, etc.

In an article from Medcitynews, we hear about how AppliedVR presented it’s experiences with Cancer and Hypertension at the MedCity CONVERGE Conference in Philadelphia this week.

Matthew Stoudt, Co-founder of AppliedVR spoke about how VR technology can be used to improve patient therapy and physician education with minimal cost to hospital systems.

Additionally  he spoke about how VR technology can ease anxiety and influence patients to change their personal health behaviors during their cancer treatment. Additionally, he also has data that supports a measured blood pressure drop in hypertension patients.

Read more at: Medcitynews

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Tattoos that work as Health Monitors

Researchers at M.I.T. have successfully completed a proof-of-concept where they use tattoos to monitor conditions like diabetes, acidosis, alkalosis, electrolyte imbalance, and hypertension.  It is still early, and a lot of work needs to be still be done, but their initial results suggest this might be a excellent alternative to things like diabetic testing strips. Read more at the M.I.T. page here.

“Programmable” Vaccines Fight Against Influenza, Ebola, Malaria in Mice Tests

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers from MIT have been able to successfully test programmable RNA vaccines on mice for Influenza, Ebola, and a strain similar to Malaria. Next, they plan to test these vaccines on Zika virus and Lyme disease. Read more at Digital Trends here, or at the M.I.T. website.

 

Apple and Amazon in EHR (and more) Business?

Word coming out via ITHealthcareNews in this article here yesterday talks about how Apple and Amazon are both separately turning their corporate heads toward the EHR and other healthcare communication areas.  Besides EHRs, it looks like Amazon is looking into areas like Telemedicine too with it’s new unit called 1492. Check out the IT HealthcareNews article above or this interesting CNBC article, both are really interesting reads.

Body Vibes: Bio-frequency stickers for better health?

Today we write about Body Vibes, stickers that are placed on the body and designed to utilize bio-frequencies to deliver various health benefits. Wearing these stickers has been described as being like “wearing mobile software that communicates with our body’s operating system”. The frequencies in these stickers are supposed to address “concerns such as lack of energy, sleep deprivation, depression, and anxiety.” Read more at: https://www.shopbodyvibes.com

 

Sens by Vie: A Personal Health Center

Today we talk about a new device that allows you to measure your vitals. Produced from the company Vie, Sens is advertised as a personal health center, that can measure such things as skin hydration, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen, glucose, ketones, cholesterol, and uric acid. The device logs the information and in one tap, allows the user to get an appointment and ask a question. This device an example of healthcare taking another step towards precision medicine. Read more or preorder at https://vie.live/

Boston Children’s: Predicting influenza outbreaks with wearable device

In a report published on 5/19 on the Science Daily website, we find that Boston Children’s Hospital has published a study in the American Journal of Public Health. This report states “Through integration with a wearable thermometer, the Thermia online health educational tool has enabled prediction of seasonal influenza outbreaks in China one month earlier than before.” Read more at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170519124027.htm