Author: Lucia Perez Diego

  • Evaluation of Master Thesis

    Technology as bridge between health professionals and patients. Author: Julia NeunteufelUniversity: Paris Lodron Universität Slazburg _______________________________________________________________________________________ Level of design The design is a bit basic and poor. It looks like a very technological and scientific thesis but the author didn’t take the opportunity to play with design options. Once said that the overall structure of […]

  • Nerve Sensors in Inclusive Musical Performance

    Methods and findings of a multi-day performance research lab that evaluated the efficacy of a novel nerve sensor in the context of a physically inclusive performance practice. by Lloyd May and Peter Larsson Making the musical performance more accessible is something that many artists, such as Atau Tanaka and Laetitia Sonami, as well as scientists, have been aiming […]

  • A good image worth more than a 1000 words 

    Radiology is the discipline that is responsible for deciphering the information contained in images of our body to diagnose or inform other specialists and even the patients themselves of how the pathologies suffered are developing.  Radiologists are exposed to a workload of approximately 200 cases in a normal working day. 200 cases equal 200 people, […]

  • Interview with a cardiologist (C) 

    In the course of my visit to Spain during the Easter holidays, I had the opportunity to have a short interview with one of the heads of the cardiology department of the Salamanca general hospital. After listening to what the doctor told me, 3 things were clear to me: The time spent on correcting minor […]

  • “A very long Wait”

    #The Topic “One month after my episode I finally got the device, I wore it for 2 days, and then I gave it back. My doctor called me 10 days after, I will have to go through the process again because she needed more data. So… almost two months will be passed by the time […]

  • Improving medical interfaces for patients

    #The Topic The Holter Monitor Interface is quite dated, bulky, and unintelligible. Patients do not feel involved in the process and do not understand what parameters are being measured. In a world where technology users are more educated and informed than ever before, leaving patients out of the loop feels paternalizing. Making users feel disconnected […]

  • Living with a Heart Rate Monitor

    # The Topic A heart rate monitor (HRM) is a personal monitoring device that measures heart rate in real-time or records the heart rate for later study. It is commonly used to collect heart rate data while performing various types of activity which are part of the patient’s day-to-day life. Portable medical devices are referred to as Holter Monitor […]

  • Data visualization in health systems.

    Knowledge is power. Nowadays all kinds of sensors are continuously gathering data about our behavior, our physical activity levels, and different health indicators like blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, and more. All of this can be monitored through phones, smartwatches and other IoT devices conceived specially for medical applications What happens with all this data? […]

  • IoT devices for medical applications

    Data is driving change in most industries in the past years. Enterprises gathering significant data from users can tailor their experience better to them. Major tech players have entered the field of Health in recent years. Fitness promotion, health indicators monitoring, and emergency contact are some of the key features that companies like Apple, Samsung, […]

  • eHealth as the way to Improve Patient Experience

    #Topic As we have seen recently, the health systems of the countries can be subjected to great burdens of responsibility and work for medical staff who must monitor the well-being of patients and in turn, seek psychological wellness during medical procedures to which such patients are subjected. Since 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized […]