I hear less about quantified self these days. 6-8 years ago at tech/digital meetings it was the stuff of panels. Not so much any more. Talking about quantified self as a thing is odd because many of us are measuring things about ourselves. Enough to make it less of a novelty than it once was. When cell phones were new we measured how many people had them. When ... Continue Reading about Quantified Self: Dead or Just Part of the Background?
Hubble Contacts dispensed contacts prescribed by a phony provider. Check it out on Quartz and see what happened when the author met the founders in their New York office. This lovely little cluster sums it up: Quick service, cheap contacts, and whimsical branding have made Hubble a speedy success. But in its rush to disrupt the consumer experience, Hubble also ... Continue Reading about Hubble Contacts and the Case of the Phony Prescription
It’s been an interesting week to watch the news surrounding the Apple Watch. The FDA approved the Kardia Band - a new ECG sensor for the Apple Watch that allows the recording of a single-lead ECG with the capture of conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AF). Apple also announced its entry into cardiac research with the Apple Heart Study. In partnership with ... Continue Reading about Kardia Band for Apple Watch – 4 Lessons From the Hype Cycle
In clinical nutrition some of us like to say there are no bad foods, only bad diets. When it comes to our tools and technology, a similar analogy can be used. Because technology isn’t the problem. It’s our technology habits. Of course there are bad foods. And they taste really good. But no one forces you to eat them. Similarly, technology is less of a problem than ... Continue Reading about There is No Bad Technology, Only Bad Technology Habits
Earlier this week Facebook announced the release of its product for children, Messenger Kids. Messenger Kids makes it easier for kids to video chat and message with family and friends with parental control. But you don’t need to look far to find those voicing concern. So what does our response to Messenger Kids say about us and technology? We don’t want our kids ... Continue Reading about Messenger Kids from Facebook – What it Says About Us and Our Technology
Book review | Life 3.0 - Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark, Knopf (2017). If there’s one thing poised to change health care in the near future it’s artificial intelligence (AI). While at a flexion point our understanding of its boundaries and potential remain limited. Among physicians, for example, we can’t seem to get beyond the ... Continue Reading about Life 3.0 – Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence