by Harriet Jansen
We at Healthy Crowdfunder believe in the Health Manifesto that emphasizes three things: Predictive, Preventive and Personalized health solutions. The more these three areas are emphasized and focused on, the less likely it will be for people to develop fatal and costly illnesses. Each individual on this planet is unique in his or her ways, appearance as well as beliefs, and the same goes for our bodies. No body is alike which means that in order to get optimal care, health solutions should focus on treatment before the fact rather than after.
Watch this ten minute interview with Dr. Eric Topol on the technological advances we are currently experiencing in the health industry, advances that not only save time and money, but have the ability to predict and prevent possible illnesses or act as personalized treatment to people with chronic ailments.
The new gadgets that Dr. Topol is introducing fit right into our three main priorities. They are exactly what we want to support so that people all over the world get the best medical treatment possible.
In order for these new inventions to become standardized medical tools, their reliability still has to be proven. I find it hard to get my head around the fact that such a small device that is attached to my mobile phone could potentially save my life. What if the device is carried in my purse and gets dirty, will it still give me accurate results? It is a challenge to mainstream medical devices but if they are applied successfully, the outcome could be astronomical.
The health industry is evolving in a way that it is improving existing systems and developing amazing technology. Who would have imagined holding a device attached to your phone that can read your blood pressure? These new innovations are reducing prices and making medical care more accessible to people, something that should be made a priority. If what Dr. Topol is saying is true, then the next few decades will revolutionize the way we view and interact with healthcare.
I think Dr. Topol is completely right, we would all like to know more about our body’s health condition, knowledge that could predict a heart attack or prevent us from becoming seriously ill. Let’s support innovators who have the know-how yet lack the means to develop technology that will only benefit us all!