Digital Health / Digital Medicine is the application of Digital and Genetic technologies to aid the delivery of health and healthcare. It empowers us to better track, manage and improve our health. It also helps to reduce the inefficiency in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality and make medicine more personalized and precise.
The backbone of digital medicine is formed using both basic and advanced forms of technology. Basic technology covers areas including social media and cloud computing, wireless and mobile computing applications, Internet of Things or Virtual and Augmented Reality while advanced technology deals with computer-assisted molecular and cellular diagnosis, computerized clinical decision support, artificial intelligence, telemedicine and nano-sensors.
Digital Health promises to change the way that physicians practice medicine and pharmaceutical companies develop therapies. It also encourages patients to participate more in their own healthcare.
Mobile phone applications allow people to maintain and improve their health by allowing the user to measure: heart rate, blood pressure, blood glucose; count calories; assess exercise regimes and get details about medications.
Developers can create content that blend real world situations and virtual reality within applications. This is Augmented Reality. It allows users to interact with the content and distinguish between reality. One of the ways of doing this is using Google glasses for example.
Digital medical team @Animativ Health