What is 5G? Like many acronyms, they are demystified once you know what they stand for. 5G simply means the fifth generation of wireless technology. In simple terms, it means speeding up the data due to bigger channels, more responsive technology due to the lower latency or less lag, and the ability to connect a… Read More What does 5G and the IoT mean for health tech?
What is a patient? The question may seem simple, but the answer is less so. The definition of a patient, according to the Collins dictionary, is separated into two. A patient is a person who is receiving medical treatment from a doctor or hospital. However, the Collins dictionary also defines a patient as “someone who is registered with a particular doctor”.1 This… Read More When the doctor becomes the patient.
Malaria in numbers. There were an estimated 228 million malaria cases worldwide in 2018, resulting in an estimated 405,000 deaths. Approximately 93% of all malaria cases and 94% of all malaria deaths occurred in the African region, and the majority of deaths were due to Plasmodium falciparum infection.1 In Catalonia alone, there were 200 reported cases in… Read More Malaria – a pal who is here to stay?
What is augmented reality in medicine? Augmented reality, or AR, is a relatively new technology in which a computer-generated image is superimposed on the user’s vision of the world.1 To create this augmented reality, hardware such as headsets, smart glasses or mobile devices are used. The difference with virtual reality is that the user keeps… Read More AR in medicine. The future?
Types of research – a deep dive into case studies. Quantitative Quantitative research uses a statistical interpretation of, among others, observational data using predetermined methods. It is the type of research that is most published by medical journals but is by no means the only one. Qualitative Qualitative research is more used in the social… Read More Research methods in innovation.