Is 3D Printing The Technological Advancement In Bionic Prosthetics We’ve Wanted All Along?

Is 3D Printing The Technological Advancement In Bionic Prosthetics We’ve Wanted All Along?

3D Printing Bionic Prosthetics The field of bionic prosthetics is a hot topic in the healthcare industry that has seen a rapid increase in attention and awareness over the past few decades. It is a bold solution to the long-standing problem of improving the quality of life for amputees. Whether through an unfortunate accident at home or through something devastating like war, these individuals find that life has become much harder with a limb that…

Cloud Computing Then & Now

Cloud Computing Then & Now

The Evolving Cloud  From as early as the onset of modern computing, the possibility of resource distribution has been explored. Today’s cloud computing environment goes well beyond what most could even have imagined at the birth of modern computing and innovation in the field isn’t slowing. A Brief History Matillion’s interactive timeline of cloud begins with the first stored-program computer, the Manchester Baby, developed in 1947. Quickly, time sharing became necessary as the 250 computers…

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

The Cancer Moonshot: Collaboration Is Key

Cancer Moonshot In his final State of the Union address in January 2016, President Obama announced a new American “moonshot” effort: finding a cure for cancer. The term “moonshot” comes from one of America’s greatest achievements, the moon landing. If the scientific community can achieve that kind of feat, then surely it can rally around the goal of finding a cure for cancer. President Obama put his second-in-command, Vice President Joe Biden, in charge of…

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

Breakthroughs in Clinical Trials Utilizing the Power of the Cloud

Clinical Trials and the Power of the Cloud Clinical trials play an essential role in the drug development process by effectively demonstrating the efficacy and safety of a pharmaceutical compound. Although lead by scientific endeavor with patient safety and therapeutic benefits in mind, the process of bringing drugs to market is long, complex, bureaucratic and, above all else, expensive. Inefficiencies in the clinical trials process continue to stymie industry stakeholders anxious to rein in the…

Reasons Why Sensor Technology May Not Be Ready For Wearable Devices

Reasons Why Sensor Technology May Not Be Ready For Wearable Devices

Sensor Technology Imagine a distant future where instead of carrying your phone and your laptop every day with you, all you would have to do is wear a silicon chip which would be glued to your skin. Its power would combine your smart phone and laptop as well. This device could be powered by an electromagnetic charger, solar panel or even your body’s heat. But, it’s not how it gets it power that is important,…

Infographic: How Wearables Are Revolutionizing Health Care Services

Infographic: How Wearables Are Revolutionizing Health Care Services

Wearable Technology for Healthcare The consumer eHealth and health insurance industry is set to have a major focus on wearable technology with the benefits it can provide to both consumers and health care providers. 1 in 5 American’s now owns a wearable tech device. Consumer belief in wearable technology is also extremely high with 56% of consumers believing that the average life expectancy increases over 10 years due to wearables monitoring vital signs. The two…

How the Internet of Things will change your life

How the Internet of Things will change your life

Internet of Things Day This Saturday 9th April, it’s global Internet of Things day. A day where people around the world come together at events to talk about and debate the future and what the Internet of Things means for us all.  What does the future hold for us? Well here are just a couple of areas that we can see changing in the coming years. Medical / healthcare There have already been some huge…

IBM & Pfizer Join Forces To Work On IoT Innovation

IBM & Pfizer Join Forces To Work On IoT Innovation

IBM & Pfizer Join Forces For many years, the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease induced a feeling of hopelessness and defeat amongst both sufferers of the disease and the medical professionals who care for them. Parkinson’s is a progressive degeneration of the nervous system which chiefly affects middle-aged and elderly people. Yet, in recent years, there has been renewed hope and confidence that quality of life, prevention and even the cure of Parkinson’s will one day…