Richard MacManus

60 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 12 Following | 311 Followers | @ricmac | Author & Tech Columnist. Founder of ReadWrite.com. Wrote Presence, a scifi novel about the future of VR: http://amzn.to/2eaEOED . Now working on a novel about AI.

Can Silicon Valley Innovation Solve the Healthcare Crisis? Coverage of the Second Annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate

Last Thursday, a group of people, from inside healthcare and out debated this very question at Santa Clara University at The Second Annual Great …

Why digital health is no ‘bubble’

<i>Paul Sonnier is Head of Digital Health Strategy at specialty life sciences consulting firm Popper and Company.</i><p>There’s been discussion recently about a lack of life science venture capital enthusiasm for emerging digital health companies. I happen to feel that this concern is misplaced. I engaged …

The Paradox of Design in Medicine and Inspiration from Seventy-Two Thousand Nadis

Quantified Self in Medical Practice

In this short talk from 2011, Dr. Paul Abramson talks about the intersection of Quantified Self and clinical practice.

Unveiling your genetic compass

Imagine if a test tube of spittle and $205 could mine your past to foretell your future. Would you want to know if your genetic compass pointed …

Genetics

New magazine names the 10 best diets

Find the best balanced diet, convenience plan, low-carb diet and vegan option.<p>Picking the right diet for your lifestyle and personality is a recipe for success, according to a story in <i>The Best Diet & Fitness Tips</i> on newsstands now. This magazine, the first in a new series of USA TODAY publications …

How to Use Pinterest to Jump-Start a Healthier Lifestyle

Making the conscious choice to live a healthier life is wonderful, but sometimes deciding on a course of action is much easier than actually …

Seven in ten doctors have a self-tracking patient

Microsoft HealthVault is one way patients can track health data.<p>Seventy percent of doctors report that at least one patient is sharing some form of …

Digital Health

Guess shares slip 3% after quarterly results

May 30, 2018<br>11:48 PM<p>The long-awaited Trump-Kim summit happened Wednesday.<p>May 30, 2018<br>10:54 PM<p>Asian stocks started Thursday’s trading with solid gains, with Japan and South Korea recovering some of Wednesday’s near-2% declines in their benchmarks.<p>May 30, 2018<br>10:21 PM<p>Virginia is poised to expand …

Nike: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

During the 2016 Olympics, Nike put female athletes in the spotlight in its popular "Unlimited" ad campaign—and it promoted diversity in its own business. In 2016, the majority of the company’s employees were minorities, and women made up 48% of its global workforce.<p>The company is also a pioneer in …

Microsoft Reportedly Launching Its Google Glass Rival In 2014

Google has certainly made waves in the wearable technology niche with Glass. Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, has confirmed that it is working …

How life-logging can change the way we view and express ourselves

Halloween 1986<p>As a child of the ’80s I grew up with movies like the Black Hole and Star Wars. When I dreamt of future technology, household droids …

The True Collaborative Health Record | THCB

I’ve been going about this all wrong.<p>It’s not my dumping of the payment system so I can focus on care over codes, my use of technology to connect …

The Diabetic's Paradox

Health self-tracking is in vogue. But is it more of a boon or a burden?<p>Cathal McNaughton / AP<p>Asking people to monitor their own health and change behaviors according to their own data -- self-tracking -- is the premise behind a deluge of mobile apps, new wearable devices, and patient services. The …

Do We Need a Health Revolution?

It might be hard to imagine, but being healthy in today's world is a revolutionary act. In so many ways, our health has been taken from us. That's why I am so passionate about getting people to stand up together for health. And that's why I want you to join me and many brilliant health …

Thinking of Starting a Business? Check Out Consumer Health Technology

New apps and devices are bringing diagnosis and treatment straight to the end consumer.<p>The Affordable Care Act put a spotlight on the surging cost of health care. That has opened a huge opportunity for companies developing tools to make health care--especially preventive and diagnostic care--more …

Mind-expanding

AFTER much trailing, the reality is out. On April 2nd President Barack Obama announced that America’s government will back a project intended to …

The Rules of Good Nutrition (That Absolutely Everybody Agrees On)

Fewer things can generate more controversy and disagreement than discussions about food and nutrition. It often seems that people will never reach …

A New Look at 23andMe - 23andMe Blog

23andMe has a new design for our website. We’d like you to take a peek.<p>With input from our customers, we created a cleaner and more personalized …

Eric Boyd: Learning from my Nike FuelBand Data

We’ve been getting some great Quantified Self Show & Tell talks coming in as we get closer to our European conference. Now that there are so many …

Know Thy Quantified Self

Want to unlock the power of a fitness-tracking gizmo? Follow this five-step plan<p>WHEN GEOFF BARTAKOVICS, CEO of the food-and-drink e-newsletter Tasting Table, decided he wanted to bulk up his "skinny-guy" physique, he approached the challenge the same way he would a business decision: with gobs of …

Pew Research Center

When Will Wearables Go Mainstream?

A great video of a few key players in wearable tech industry answering the question “When will wearables go mainstream?”<p>My favorite quote:<p>“I hope …

Tech Industry

What Digital Health Is (and Isn’t)

<i>2013: Malay Gandhi. Updated 2017: Bill Evans.</i><p>Digital health is not a new concept. Seth Frank, writing 16 years ago, penned “Digital Health Care—The …

Scientists Can Pluck Images Out Of Your Dreams

A new method can visualize with 60 percent accuracy what you're seeing while you sleep.<p>With just an fMRI, an algorithm, and the internet, researchers from Kyoto, Japan predicted with 60 percent accuracy what a person was dreaming about, <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine reports. The idea, like the process, isn't …

Top 10 digital health tweets of the week

MobiHealthNews curated some of our favorite tweets from this past week related to mobile health and digital health news and analysis below. Share …

Digital Health

Visual Wednesdays: How Are Consumers Using Social Media for Health

The Digital Health Update — Paul Sonnier

I sent the following announcement to 16,493 Digital Health group members on April 2, 2013:<p>Dear Digital Health group members,<p>In this update:<p>(1) …

Readers Write: The Economics of Google Glass in Healthcare | HIStalk

April 3, 2013 Readers Write 6 Comments<p><b>The Economics of Google Glass in Healthcare<br>By Kyle Samani</b><p>Google Glass is a fully-featured modern computer …