Where: Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland
When: 30th November to 1st December
What: Three main Nokia Technologies experiences – 1) Digital Health 2) VR and 3) IoT/Nokia innovation platform.
It’s music to my ears when I hear technology and health intertwining as it’s something that’s always interested me all those years prior to med school and especially now in practice as a doctor.
Speaking of which, Withings (probably the only consumer related part of Nokia right now you might have an interest in) has up to 70% off Black Friday deals.
As well as health things, Nokia of course has their VR platform with the pro-grade Nokia Ozo and some possible less well know Internet of Things stuff.
For those interested and will be at Slush, Nokia has two speaking slots, both on 30th November:
Black Stage 10:15-10:25, “Connecting Slush through VR”
Black Stage 10:55 – 11:25, “Is the future of health in your digital device?”
BTW, I was just looking into Withings portfolio of stuff. Some interesting things there. It’s interesting seeing marketing words on health stuff like their Thermo device. “making it the most sanitary way to take anyone’s temperature.” In Paediatrics we have disposable tubes that line the axillary (arm pit) thermometer probe.
The ear thermometers are often too big for the little ones (btw also coming with disposable ear covers) and the ‘floating’ forehead thermometers sometimes used on adults, well, they’re not the most accurate. It’ll be good to see exactly how accurate these are in comparison. Usually, they’re good enough for the home setting.
I do like how this thermo device attempts to factor in age when deciding if the temperature is elevated. There’s even an app that tries to combine symptoms that will then either suggest seeking medical help or what dose of antipyretics to take for fevers (hopefully vetted for safe dosing – their paracetamol states every 4-6 hours on the screenshot but doesn’t say max 4x/day? Likewise for the ibuprofen).
This BP monitor with integrated app is another one that sounds pretty good. Again, I’d love to see how it fares against an actual manual sphygmomanometer (considering how even the hospital grade automatic ones aren’t always trusted by staff). I like the compact appeal, no wires and hopefully the app version means collecting a wide range of data points that can give a better picture on part of your cardiovascular health.
P.S. we haven’t been asked to mention these products, I was waffling out of my own medical/tech-geek volition.