The London Design Museum has launched Health Tech and You – a search for the best new health tech ideas, inventions and devices.
Director Deyan Sudjic reflects on how the digital revolution is breaking down doors in the health industry – and showcases three recent life-changing innovations.
“Healthcare is perhaps among the most private and sensitive of worlds to join the digital jamboree. A sense of threat in the proliferation of personal health apps, devices and wearable technologies that gather our personal data can only be offset by a belief that we really can use this data to manage serious long term conditions and track signs and symptoms of disease.
If we do believe it, weâ€™re about to witness a transformation of the global healthcare industry, led by an independent, consumer-led (and unregulated) health tech market. This radical change is breaking on to a community of medical practitioners whose purpose is about to be dramatically enhanced, or challenged, by the growth of patient-led healthcare.”