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Can an app a day keep the doctor away?

Technology has made self-diagnosis of illnesses - rightly or wrongly - more common. But how good are gadgets at monitoring these conditions once diagnosed? Lara Lewington tests out new devices to help people suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure and tries out a hi-tech fitness regime.

NFC talking label app

"Talking NFC tags or labels provide audible guidance for people who can not visually identify or read the labels on different objects including clothing and food containers, as well as items such as medications and dosage information," says the company. "The tags are simply affixed to an object, which can thereafter be identified in the owner's own voice using an NFC-enabled Android smartphone."

How health 2.0 technologies can help teens and children take care of their health

Thanks to technology, today there are many ways to promote health for children and teens while making it a fun and natural part of everyday life. This not only makes life easier for the ones who suffer from severe illnesses, but also helps children and teenagers stay informed and take care of their general health.

Nike Invents A “Shoe” For Athletes With Prosthetic Limbs

When it comes to their gear, most athletes don’t have to resort to DIY. But self-customization was the reality for amputee athletes who needed soles for their prosthetic running blades, like competitive runner and marathoner Sarah Reinertsen. But since 2006, Nike has been working with Reinertsen and leading prosthetics maker Ossur to create a sole that interlocks with the company’s Flex-Run Foot. The latest product of that collaboration was announced today.

Case Study : miniMe and the Future of Integrated Health Care

After over 40 years of pioneering work in the Life Science industry, a multidisciplinary design team at Ergonomidesign put together their take on the future for the Health Care industry. Their challenge was to envision the future and develop possible solutions for the world to test, use and reflect on. The outcome has generated many discussions, both in the Design and Life Science industries as well as with politicians and policymakers in the European Union.

Why Doctors Need to Embrace Their Digital Future Now

Genomics professor Eric Topol talks to Wired about medicine's cocoon, gadgets, and his vision of a Khan Academy for doctors.

Augmented reality headset turns astronauts into doctors (Wired UK)

An augmented reality headset, currently being developed by the European Space Agency, could one day turn astronauts into impromptu doctors, or even surgeons