The fantastic Cybathlon returns in 2020

The gates of the SWISS Arena in Kloten near Zurich will be opened for the continuation of the CYBATHLON on 2–3 May 2020, when exciting races and challenging tasks will await pilots and spectators for the second time. Races in Read More …

Is your doctor virtually moving in with you?

Robotics for Medicine and Healthcare is considered the domain of systems able to perform coordinated mechatronic actions (force or movement exertions) on the basis of processing of information acquired through sensor technology, with the aim to support the functioning of Read More …

Can public services be saved by more digital engagement?

Using the Devon Local Authority area and demographic as a model, an assessment of this authorities annual social and economic benefits potential for public service digital engagement with citizens has currently reached a staggering value in excess of £2.4billion. Realisation Read More …

Just digital patient engagement or full active participation?

By 2018 patients should have access to their medical records online. By 2020 this should have evolved into a digital patient engagement solution as health and social care achieves “paperless at the point of care” working practices. But is it just Read More …

How are healthcare technologies shaping the future of medicine?

Healthcare technologies that have potential to really shape the way medicine and healthcare is practiced and delivered is explored  by Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD, The Medical Futurist, author, keynote speaker, geek doctor with PhD in genomics, science fiction fanatic who Read More …

Mauritius declaration on the internet of things focuses on protecting our data rights

Jacob Kohnstamm – Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Privacy Conference Drudeisha Madhub – Chairwoman of the Mauritius Data Protection Office Mauritius Declaration on the Internet of Things The internet of things is here to stay. Ever more devices are connected to the Read More …

Intelligent prosthetics, how long before we are offered an upgrade to ourselves?

An astonishing story has recently surfaced of technological progress to overcome disability, about a man called Les Baugh who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. That with the help of Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and Read More …

Want to access your health records via a facebook-style page?

AN ambitious hi-tech £11m plan to allow any doctor or nurse to access a patient’s information from anywhere in the country is being launched by Islington health chiefs. Patients will have their own Facebook-style  health records page or app, detailing Read More …

UK patients and digital record access – a perspective 2 years on

In May 2012 I wrote an article (Patient access to GP Records by 2015) and offered some immediate thoughts on who would be the primary beneficiaries of this Department of Health mandate, with some thought on identifying the primary element of Read More …

Citizen centred healthcare reform needs to be ‘digital’, doesn’t it?

Citizen centred healthcare is part of a shift in focus which has drawn increasing interest in recent years, highlighting the importance of incorporating citizens’ needs and perspectives into care delivery. The citizen’s engagement with their care is now considered a Read More …