At TEDMED, Eric Dishman makes a bold argument: The US health care system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes. As our aging population booms, it’s imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based health care for all.
Eric Dishman does health care research for Intel — studying technical (and societal) solutions for problems in care for the aging.
With the emergence of cloud computing and mobile revolution with smart phones and tablets, the health care technologies can be disrupted easily to empower the consumers, especially seniors.
The vicious circle of physicians, hospitals, insurance firms, pharma companies and government – finger pointing each other – can one day be broken if the emerging technologies are leveraged and heath responsibilities are moved to the consumers.
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Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there’s no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson’s with 99 percent accuracy — in a 30-second phone call.
It is a known fact that Healthcare System is broken in the United States beyond repair. With the emerging technologies such as cloud computing and mobile revolution, entrepreneurs and technologists are taking this issue heads on and addressing the health care needs via disruptive technologies.
Max Little is an applied mathematician with a background in digital signal processing and video games coding. His research carried out during his PhD at the University of Oxford developed methods for detecting Parkinson’s disease from voice recordings.
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