Even in the 21st century, women are consistently underrepresented in clinical trials involving drug therapy, medical devices, and behavioral interventions. Although various US federal agencies have made improvements to legislation regarding women’s participation in clinical trials over the past few decades, recent studies demonstrate that the underrepresentation of women remains a persistent problem that raises [...]
Dr. Eric Topol’s Technology, Innovation, and Design (TED) talk entitled, “The Wireless Future of Medicine”, discusses how we will soon use smartphones to monitor our vital signs, diabetes, and even our REM cycles.1 The goal, as Dr. Topol reiterates to his audience, is to keep more patients out of hospital beds. Yet, critics claim that [...]
In a country where 62% of all bankruptcies are the result of skyrocketing healthcare bills, it’s clear that the U.S. has a healthcare expenses problem . Combine that with some of the worst mortality rates in the developed world, and you start to understand how Americans are in a lose-lose situation when it comes to [...]
Any good healthcare provider will tell you that there is no one single cause to diseases or illnesses. While there are a host of variables and conditions that contribute to poor health, poverty is usually a common cofactor. Globally, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, while one in eight Americans live under the poverty [...]
Recent developments in personalized genomics and ubiquitous computing have created new opportunities in the current healthcare system. Especially with an increasing number of elders and patients in constant needs, a new breed of wellness models is necessary. We believe that the full potential of biomedical and computational advances can be achieved through an integrative approach, combining diverse solutions from genome-wide association studies, continuous health monitoring, large-scale statistical analysis, embodied interface, and intuitive virtual reality. Lifeomics is a proof of concept to lay a concrete foundation for an immediate development of health monitoring hardware and graphic user interface. In this report, we present how different concepts are augmented together to create a cohesive platform.