Micro Electro Mechanical Systems—comprising sensors and actuators—augment the computational ability of microelectronics to perceive(i.e., sensing) and control (i.e., actuation) our world. MEMS sensors and actuators have been commercialized in a wide range of applications since the 1970’s, including pressure measurements, motion sensing, optical projection, and fluid flow control to name… Read More »MEMS and Sensors Packaging: From Millions to Trillions
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The U.S. health care system is not unique in having deficiencies along with strengths. Examples of strengths and deficiencies of the system – relevant to digital health’s potential to make an impact – are presented in Table 1. Digital health solutions can address the most pressing deficiencies, i.e., cost of… Read More »Where to look for digital health applications?
Many of us working in digital health space have not been schooled in the U.S. health care system terminology. Here is a basic, but indispensable, overview. For an in-depth study, you are referred to “Essentials of U.S. Health Care Systems” by Shi and Singh . The basic types of systems… Read More »Must-Know Health Care Ecosystem Terminology
Generally speaking, there are three basic approaches to digital health innovations: app driven, sensing driven, and service driven. In other words, there is either a novel app, a new sensing capability or an innovative service. Innovations may also combine these approaches, for example, to solve more complex needs, enhance differentiation,… Read More »Top 3 Approaches to Digital Health Innovation
Digital health product and service opportunities span a wide spectrum of health and wellness needs. They also enable development and deployment of new business models. In developing these solutions, the smart phone platform is hard to overlook because of its ubiquity and personalization. In other words, if it can be done… Read More »Don’t Make the Digital Health Solution Mistakes of the Past!
Connected, smart devices are integral to the Internet of Things (IoT), of which health and wellness applications are a part of and are referred to as digital health. Devices are smart when they incorporate sensors. They are connected when they can communicate with a backend computational platform—usually implemented as a… Read More »How to Leverage Connected, Smart Devices for New Applications
The rationale for digital health is the ability to extend reach, improve quality and reduce cost of care by keeping the patient out of the hospital and emergency rooms. These benefits are particularly impactful for those with chronic diseases, which account for roughly 80% of the US health care expenditures,… Read More »From Enabling Technologies to Wearables to Digital Health