The fitness industry has been undergoing dramatic growth in recent years as wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch have grown in popularity and connected hardware companies like Peleton have formed strong devoted followings. But devices and group classes aren’t the only things trending. More people
We often hear about how technology is “changing the future,” but it can be hard to gauge just how big of an impact it has had and will continue to have on the way we live and work as a society. Live video, in particular,
Technology has changed, and largely improved, the way Americans receive health care. From digitized record keeping in secure databases to better, more efficient workflow with the arrival of mobile devices and tablets, both health care providers and patients are seeing the benefits. But even the
There are certain applications and industries for which the use of live streaming video is not only a no-brainer but also a life changer. Not only is an application a natural fit for live streaming video, but it has the potential to bring major new
When we first hear about telemedicine, many of us imagine surgeons operating on patients remotely with sophisticated robots. This can seem very far removed from everyday medical needs and capabilities, and make telemedicine something that all but the largest hospitals ignore. Telemedicine encompasses much more
The picture is bleak for rural hospitals and healthcare facilities in the U.S. The challenges that rural healthcare faces include a high percentage of the uninsured population, greater numbers of elderly patients, reduced overall population in these communities to support healthcare facilities, equipment underutilization and
If you want a good example of how real-time communications can revolutionize healthcare, look no further than the telepsychiatry app for mental health, Talkspace. The telepsychiatry startup just received $15 million of Series B funding for its innovative online therapy platform that promises to remake the mental health services landscape.
Rural mental health is one of the most pressing areas in healthcare today. Telemedicine technology can make a huge difference in helping rural populations with mental health services, but only if video chat reliability is improved. First, the problem. Roughly one in five people in the U.S.
Smartphones and improved video conferencing capabilities are changing almost every aspect of our lives, and veterinary medicine is one of the fields being disrupted by mobile technology. Telemedicine technology is a growing market. Currently, the market for telemedicine stands at roughly $23.8 billion, according to BCC research,
Rocky was the dog everyone loved: friendly, affectionate, quirky and playful, with lots of personality. So when mucous developed around Rocky’s left eye, and he began sneezing more than normal, my normally stoic cousin morphed into a nervous wreck. Was something seriously wrong with his