DIY Diagnosis

Consumers take health into their own hands

Implications - Healthcare is not always easy to access, so consumers are taking matters into their own hands by self-diagnosing. This gives a sense of control in the chaotic realm of health and disease, while alleviating any distrust felt in regards to health professionals. This ultimately reflects on the importance consumers place on self-control over expertise.
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Holographic Cranium Scanners - The Abnormal Psych Test Examines the Brain in an Innovative Way
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Average 2,979 Clicks Pub: Jan 17, 13
Holographic Cranium Scanners
The Abnormal Psych Test Examines the Brain in an Innovative Way
The designer of the Abnormal Psych Test describes four different tests that neuropsychologists use to diagnose their patients. The proposal that he’s put forth combines each of them in one... [More]
Health-Monitoring Maternity Bands - The Pregnancy Pulse Lets You Track Your Baby's Well-Being
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Mild 9,730 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 13
Health-Monitoring Maternity Bands
The Pregnancy Pulse Lets You Track Your Baby's Well-Being
Johann Mois├ęs’ Pregnancy Pulse is a conceptual techband that lets pregnant mothers monitor their health and the health of their babies. The wristband has a flexible OLED screen that displays... [More]
Blood-Monitoring Bluetooth Devices - The Fitbit Chip Goes Under the Skin to Track Health Records
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Mild 6,648 Clicks Pub: Mar 22, 13
Blood-Monitoring Bluetooth Devices
The Fitbit Chip Goes Under the Skin to Track Health Records
A new Fitbit chip has been developed on behalf of Swiss scientists. The 14mm long tool goes beneath one’s skin and in turn relays data on glucose levels and cholesterol amongst other essential... [More]
Portable Paramedic Scanners - The Xavier X-Ray is Compact Enough to be Carried to Catastrophe Sites
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Mild 22,122 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 13
Portable Paramedic Scanners
The Xavier X-Ray is Compact Enough to be Carried to Catastrophe Sites
The best case scenario is that an injured patient can get to a hospital in good time so that he can be examined with an available hi-tech diagnostic machine. The reason for the Xavier X-Ray’s... [More]
Concussion-Detecting Apps   - A Concussion Diagnosis Made Easy Through A Tool That Analyzes Voices
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Mild 728 Clicks Pub: Apr 14, 13
Concussion-Detecting Apps
A Concussion Diagnosis Made Easy Through A Tool That Analyzes Voices
If you’ve ever played competitive sports, you know how uncomfortable it can be when someone throws a ball at your head, and if you’re looking for a way to have a concussion diagnosis... [More]
Breast Disease-Detecting Apps - The Cloud 4 Cancer Tool Was Created by a High School Junior
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Untested 3,060 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 12
Breast Disease-Detecting Apps
The Cloud 4 Cancer Tool Was Created by a High School Junior
Breast cancer might be one of the most common cancers for women, but with screening tools like the Cloud 4 Cancer app, the death rates have been steadily decreasing over the years. Impressively... [More]
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