There is a growing new field of medical health technology called digital phenotyping. It puts forth the theory that a person’s use of all digital media—social media posts, phone use, etc.–could reveal the person’s physical and mental health status.
According to the data collected over the last 18 months from Fitbit global users, our resting heart rate decreases after the age of 40.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. But now Google has developed an artificial intelligence software that can come close to predicting a person’s risk of heart attack just by looking into their eyes.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost 2.8 million people visited the emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries in 2013 (most recent data available). Of those people, nearly 50,000 died. Most with traumatic brain injury were treated with a neurological exam followed by a CT scan.
Developed by Dynamic Brain Labs, LLC in Tokyo, this cutting edge device is a noninvasive sensor for blood glucose levels. It uses optical technology and signal processing. It does not require finger pricking.
When wellness programs started a few decades ago by some large employers, they were not taken very seriously, treated mostly as an unproven employee perk. They were considered a mere attempt to promote good health habits among employees.