Health care is the most promising field for innovations. This is the most happening field in today’s business landscape. Top technology companies such as Google (with its Glass and Diabetic testing Google Lens and many more), Apple corps with HealthKit are some examples of how technology and health care are evolving.
A wide array of health innovations are coming to the market. That includes Body wearable’s, Software apps, Smart gadgets to monitor vitals of the body and Data analytics to move towards personalized health services and drug delivery by patient.
I spent time in finding the trends and in my view the following are the present trends in Health care.
- Self-tracking of your body vitals 2. Gaming solutions to educate about health and wellbeing, 3. Do it yourselves Gadgets 4. Online and mobile patient services 5. Data driven treatments, 6. Physician to Physician connect 7. Cloud based Medical records 8. Remote support 9. Body implants and their monitoring. 10. Patients to Patients online forums 11. Global Standardizing of Health care records, treatment methods and finally constant improvements of Medical gadgets and personalized health care deliveries.
The future looks promising for all the stakeholders in health care and technology companies who are developing some cutting edge gadgets and solutions. There are several school level competitions (Intel science fair, google Science fair) that are promoting out of the box solutions in developing some fantastic solutions to cancer, diabetic treatments.
I categorized the health care industry solutions, players and provided some sample companies information just as a head start. This is the most dynamic field presently and attracting everyone to pitch in. Check the websites and see if some of them are useful to you.
I wrote a blog on finding alternative medicines for a branded drug here for those who cannot afford expensive medicine https://skillsnest.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/sugar-soda-medicines-money-heart-and-your-health/
http://www.touchsurgery.com/Touch Surgery as a game changing mobile surgical simulator enabling users to practise surgical procedures on their smartphones
http://www.thevisualmd.com/index.php A rich source of videos and other health care information
http://www.anatomy.tv/tour.aspx another training website for Medical students
https://www.healthtap.com/ A comprehensive health care related website.
http://www.biosense.in/ This company devices that check anaemia and other deficiency of the body.
http://www.janacare.com/ It’s a diagnostic hardware sensor to analyse any fluid — blood, urine, sweat or saliva
https://cue.me/#influenza The device processes biofluid samples in real time, enabling a form of self-diagnosis of diseases.
http://www.withings.com/us/ A smart watch company from France which tracks Body vitals
http://www.artefactgroup.com/content/work/A set of health care devices for various purposes in health care delivery
https://www.scanadu.com/ A product to measure your body vitals and share the information with you and your doctor instantly. (temperature, BP, HeartRate, Oximetry, ECG, HRV, Stress and Urine Analysis)
https://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/health/ Apple’s new Health app gives you an easy-to-read dashboard of your health and ﬁtness data. And we’ve created a new tool for developers called HealthKit, which allows all the incredible health and ﬁtness apps to work together, and work harder, for you. It just might be the beginning of a health revolution.
http://ubiome.com/ A gadget to identify the millions of microbes present in our body and provide details about them
http://mysugr.com/ The app provides immediate feedback on diabetics and helps you stay motivated.
http://www.remedyonglass.com/ wearable technology to enable doctors to record their conversations with patients
http://www.odondevice.org/ The Odon device is a new low cost instrument to deliver the foetus when complications occur during the second stage of labor.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quitbit/quitbit-the-first-smart-lighter-and-app-to-track-s?ref=discovery Quitbit to track smoking using software app.
http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2014/01/introducing-our-smart-contact-lens.html a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.
http://www.smartmci.com/ Products for disaster related triage and mass casualty equipment.
http://www.medicaldevice-network.com/contractors/wireless/gallery.html a news web on wireless medical devices technologies.
http://nppaindia.nic.in/index1eng.html NPPA is an organization of the Government of India which was established, inter alia, to fix/ revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995.
http://senstore.com/ Virtual Nurse to advice on whether a doctor visit is necessary. It is a Andriod app developed using sensors, wireless connectivity and artificial intelligence to enable DIY healthcare for anyone, from anywhere.
http://www.patientslikeme.com/ Compare treatments, symptoms and experiences with people like you and take control of your health
http://www.healthcentral.com/ Provides comprehensive information about all health related topics.
http://ginger.io/ Cutting-edge predictive models developed by MIT scientists and engineers. Their data-driven approach helps unlock patterns in the massive amounts of health data we all generate today
http://www.binatechnologies.com/ Bina is the big data science platform accelerating personalized medicine for researchers and clinicians requiring fast, accurate and scalable genomic analysis.
Medical and drug research
http://dudleylab.org/ A research unit to solve critical challenges in systems Medicine and biomedical informatics by identifying and developing novel therapeutic and diagnostic approaches for human disease through integration and analysis of molecular and clinical data, and also perform research to develop and evaluate methods to incorporate genomic sequencing data into clinical practice.
http://www.cureangelman.org/ A foundations that is working to cure Angelman Syndrome.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-06/aiop-hct052814.php A new way of delivering drugs by designing them as sperms. This tiny sperm-shaped robots could in fact help with in vitro fertilization (IVF) one day, when they’re not delivering your drugs, sorting your cells, cleaning your clogged arteries, or performing other surgical procedures.
http://www.mydentist.co.in/ Mydentist is India’s largest chain of dental clinics providing high quality & hi-tech dental care services at affordable prices. Prices are transparent and that makes it very attractive for everyone to try this out
http://www.thyrocare.com/ It is the World’s largest thyroid testing laboratory from India.
http://www.credihealth.com/ to provide our clients (domestic & international patients) with information on Indian healthcare providers.
http://www.narayanahealth.org/ A top healthcare provider from India
https://watsi.org/ Watsi is a global crowdfunding platform for healthcare that enables anyone to donate as little as $5 to directly fund life-changing medical care for people in need.
http://www.tedmed.com/videos TEDMED convenes and curates extraordinary people and ideas from all disciplines inside and outside of medicine. The result: unexpected connections that accelerate innovation in health and medicine.
http://www.qualcommtricorderxprize.org/ The XPRIZE developed the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE to spur radical innovation in personal health care technology.
http://www.hultprizesix.com/ The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities
Health care news
http://www.who.int/topics/en/World health organization health news from across the world
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2010/itw-ventilator-0715 MIT’s innovations of Health care devices and other news
http://www.medgadget.com/ News on Health care and medical gadgets
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/news/industry/?vnsId=31250 Business wire health news
http://top-topics.thefullwiki.org/Top_open_source_healthcare_software:_All a complete information on healthcare software
http://www.medscape.com/ Health care learning
Health care software
http://openboxes.com/ is a supply chain management system designed to manage drugs and supplies for healthcare facilities in developing countries.
Health care Social activities
http://www.doctorshangout.com/ Promoted by Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi of http://www.karuturi.org/ and our family doctor, it is online community for Doctors and others to connect and use the platform for learning.
http://www.patient.co.in/ helps you to connect with similar patients like you to share disease experiences, treatment options, and knowledge and give support to each other.
http://www.ghdonline.org/ Improving health care delivery through global collaborations. I registered on this site and contribute my experiences in dealing health technology solutions