d kost
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.

A nifty stick-on guide to help women to perform a breast self-examination.

Biking in the bath:
Biking in the bath: The FitWet incorporates an exercise with a jacuzzi-style tub for a novel new workout experience which, its makers claim, offers a range of unique benefitsRead more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2216094/The-newest-secret-building-athletic-physique-An-exercise-bike-bathtub—jets-water-drain-cellulite.html#ixzz29WqkgWw6 

Biking in the bath:

Biking in the bath: The FitWet incorporates an exercise with a jacuzzi-style tub for a novel new workout experience which, its makers claim, offers a range of unique benefits

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2216094/The-newest-secret-building-athletic-physique-An-exercise-bike-bathtub—jets-water-drain-cellulite.html#ixzz29WqkgWw6 

Which would you rather have? 5 lbs of fat or 5 lbs of muscle? A high BMI is not always a bad thing…

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.

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.

Henna Heals
"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

Henna Heals

"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

foyobli:

the human heart, exposed

foyobli:

the human heart, exposed

(via foyobli)

Where America needs doctors, in one map

jayparkinsonmd:

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.

jayparkinsonmd:

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.


Hacking Medicine
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.

Hacking Medicine

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.