In my short lived ventures around the internet, I found this little gem which provides a positive insight into the use of social networking and technology. A breath of fresh air in a world who is so afraid of that which is new, different, or puts us in a state of vulnerability.
Tag Archives: Technology and Health
In an attempt to make science more accessible it is now possible to 3D Print a microscope for your smartphone…and if I could afford a smartphone I would totally get a microscope for it. Just saying.
This isn’t a new idea, but it has certainly come a long way from it’s origins…and become much cheaper in the dawn of technological advances. But, don’t take my word for it. Feel free to see it for yourself.
I found this interesting infographic today that gives information on the many ways that Mobile devices could be harming us physically. Personally I hadn’t really thought about it until I saw it. What I like about this particular graphic is not only does it tell you of the problems, but also the solutions and preventative care you can take to keep yourself safe.
A recent news report came across my desktop the other day giving a new insight to current technological developments in health.
The issue: Newer medical technology is being sent overseas before being able to be perchased in America (regardless of whether or not it was developed in America or not).
The reason: Because the FDA’s regulations for medical products use makes marketing new innovations in America more difficult and perhaps are unnecessary all together. Europe has been more willing to purchase and fund such innovations and has made the medical market turn to them first.
Now this information is still tentative because it was taken in regards to a Northwester University survey, and in many cases surveys are biased and therefore must be taken with a grain of salt (any survey can be worded to make a desirable outcome). However, the fact that this survey was even taken is interesting and brings up a very interesting question about whether our FDA’s regulations are necessary and if it’s jeopardizing our medical field in America when there could be a more innovative way. I’d love to hear more in depth info as to why this may (or may not) be happening. But, I was only able to find this little bit of information.
Full article found here: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/MED-FDA_5196994/MED-FDA_5196994/
Here is a video I found that explains things a bit further.