ECGs, EEGs, portable ultrasounds and stethoscopes, fitness sensors, and smart alarms. Learn about the best examples of digital health gadgets from this recording of our second large public Q&A event.

Dr. Bertalan Meskó, The Medical Futurist was answering burning questions about digital health technologies and how the smartest gadgets can be at your help – or why they fail to deliver. Analyzing your food, your pulse, your sleep, or your breath can be a game-changer in your life. But if you don’t know what to do with your data, you can simply get lost in the world of expensive toys.

Questions Dr. Meskó received and answered during the live session:
00:00 Live Q&A: Everything you wanted to know about digital health devices
03:39 What can we do now that will move us into a future we want but not lock us into the future we’re creating?
05:05 Can a patient monetize her data?
06:51 How to integrate various digital health platforms into one dashboard?
10:11 Digital health devices: Fitness trackers and smart alarms
17:05 Are there any alternative devices for Oura Ring and FreeStyle LibreLink available in Europe?
19:08 What are the latest innovations on early detection of depression?
20:33 Do you believe in the tendency of using software solutions instead of devices?
21:32 What is about nutrition trackers now? And nutrigenomics?
27:15 Do you think that the accuracy of digital health devices is high enough to make a diagnosis in hospital circumstances?
29:03 Would you be comfortable having an AI make health decisions for you?
31:02 What is the liability if the devices make a mistake in the diagnosis?
34:00 Digital health devices: Digital ECGs
38:03 How do you ensure that digital devices are secure of data theft?
40:30 What do you think about human brain interfaces?
42:44 Will digital health devices developed for adults be modified for pediatrics?
44:55 What is your point of view on digital biomarkers? Who are the big players in this field?
46:29 Do you see a migration of medical-grade devices to consumer ware devices?
47:49 The majority of doctors are not familiar with digital gadgets and don’t know how to use them. How will this change?
49:12 Most of the skin lesion algorithms have a bias, as their data is coming mainly from light skin colors. How could we trust them?
50:57 What will it take for investors to be more comfortable investing in digital health devices?
52:42 How can I be more closely related to The Medical Futurist, more than just the newsletters and the website?
54:14 Baby Yoda 🙂
55:08 What type of devices will make up an affordable kit for primary care in 5 years?


  • Musau Mulwa

    Posted July 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    Hi from Seattle, US

  • Markéta Musilová

    Posted July 15, 2021 5:25 pm

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    Posted July 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    Very professional . Any consultancy you provide for start up applications ? How can I contact you ?

  • Amir Pirasteh

    Posted July 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    can you do a video about the future of neurosurgery and neurology?

  • Tony Fleming

    Posted July 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    WOW! You are the best!!! I love your reasoning, calm and collected with understanding that experienced doctor and technology (that can help) are working together! Just a month ago I purchased LEMFO-LEM-T to monitor my sleep (I have severe sleep apnea), but I can't find the right app for it. I also have high blood pressure, Fibromyalgia… I wanted to have as many programs I can run simultaneously to document my 24/7 life, but I can't find any. If you have something that I can install on my Android watch, I'm all ears. Thank you very much for your great videos!!! PS: My parents were Hungarian, I was born in Czechoslovakia but I live in the US since 1981. My Hungarian is almost gone, so are the other languages I once knew….)

  • Macdeep

    Posted July 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    Do you have any online certification courses in medical futurism which we can join

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