My name is Diana. I am a medical student taking a year off to study design. Enjoy my exploration of the interplay between the two fields, plus other thought-provoking tidbits.
A nifty stick-on guide to help women to perform a breast self-examination.
Which would you rather have? 5 lbs of fat or 5 lbs of muscle? A high BMI is not always a bad thing…
Kickstarter + Pebble + RunKeeper
If you haven’t heard of the Pebble, check out their video on kickstarter here. Pebble connects via bluetooth to your smart phone, which allows for many potential use of phone apps with the watch. The Pebble already has almost $9M in funding. RunKeeper will be the first app to integrate with Pebble when it becomes available. This will enable Pebble watch users to see and do everything around tracking their runs from the watch.
“For cancer patients, the henna crowns really are a healing experience … This is all about them reclaiming a part of themselves that would normally be perceived as ill or damaged or not nice to look at and making it more feminine and beautiful.”
from Stanford’s SCOPE medical blog
Where America needs doctors, in one map
Telemedicine Predicted in 1925:
The Teledactyl (Tele, far; Dactyl, finger — from the Greek) is a future instrument by which it will be possible for us to “feel at a distance.” This idea is not at all impossible, for the instrument can be built today with means available right now. It is simply the well known telautograph, translated into radio terms, with additional refinements. The doctor of the future, by means of this instrument, will be able to feel his patient, as it were, at a distance….The doctor manipulates his controls, which are then manipulated at the patient’s room in exactly the same manner. The doctor sees what is going on in the patient’s room by means of a television screen.
Mission: “Create an ecosystem at MIT, hosting the Boston medical community and beyond to teach entrepreneurs and clinicians the skills necessary to launch disruptive healthcare businesses.”
Hacking Medicine just finished their 2nd 36 hour hack-a-thon this past weekend. Learn about the winners of the three $1000 prizes (best idea, best pitch, most progress) here.