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Speaking at Mobile Monday Amsterdam

Mobile Monday Amsterdam I will be speaking at the 14th event of the Mobile Monday chapter in Amsterdam titled Mobile Health. This event will take place on 25th of January with doors opening at 3pm and presentations running until 7pm with a half hour break. Even if you cannot be there, be sure to check out the livestream or watch all videos, talks and presentations afterward on MoMo Amsterdam website. You do not want to miss this, because some extraordinary people will take part in this event. I myself will be talking about mobile technology from a doctor’s standpoint, and try to give an overview of how this technology has influenced the way we treat patients today.

Here is the complete lineup:

Mobile Monday Amsterdam is a chapter of Mobile Monday Global. The chapter has over 3200 members since May, 2007 from different backgrounds (operator, developers, agencies, media, FMCG) all active in the development of the Mobile Lifestyle. Every other month Mobile Monday Amsterdam organizes a network event with visionary speakers and practical cases.

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NEJM Interactive Medical Cases

The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the best medical journals in the World, has just started an innovative new series on their website, Interactive Medical Cases. These interactive cases, so far just one, allow you to virtually manage an actual patient’s case, from presentation to outcome. The first case is just fantastic and I am really looking forward to new ones in the future. You absolutely have to try this unique combination of videos, animations, quizzes and other interactive content.

Here are some screen shots to get you excited:




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Clinical Trials app: video review and giveaway

Recently Kat Sanders presented Clinical Trials app for iPhone in a guest post on my blog. Now I am bringing you a video review of this great app.

But that’s not all! Geoffrey Young of StopWatch Media, makers of Clinical Trials app, was kind enough to offer us 4 promo codes which you can use to download and install this app for free on your iPhone. We will be giving away these codes to 4 fastest readers. Let me just remind you that this app is worth $25.

UPDATE!!! Giveaway is over. Congratulations Richard, Matija, Martin and Peter!

Here is what you have to do:

  • Watch the video review
  • Write down in which minute of the video I talk about “Top Studies via Clinical Trials.app”
  • Send me an e-mail with your full name and correct answer
  • If you are fast enough, you will receive one promo code and instructions how to download Clinical Trials app for free!

Good Luck!

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Kraftwerk: Elektro Kardiogramm

Kraftwerk is an electronic music band from Germany. They are definitely one of the most influential and revolutionary bands of all time and they inspired artists from nearly all genre of modern music. In the early to late 1970s and the early 1980s the were really hot with their sound that combines driving, repetitive electronically-generated rhythms with catchy synthesizer-generated melodies in a minimalistic arrangement.

Listen to them as they perform live their song Elektro Kardiogramm.

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Nintendo Wii Fit for physiotherapy

Wii Fit

Interesting press release regarding use of Nintendo Wii Fit to benefit young patients undergoing physiotherapy.

Two Lancashire hospitals have taken the unusual step of introducing the Wii Fit computer console into their Physiotherapy Departments to aid the rehabilitation of young patients.

The idea was the brainchild of a 12-year old patient and staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which run Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital, have purchased two game consoles and fitness games to benefit youngsters undergoing treatment.

The Nintendo Wii Fit aims to promote health and fitness through active games.

Lesley Walters, Head of Physiotherapy, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We provide a paediatric and adolescent physiotherapy service. One of our patients suggested it would be a good idea and new and fun way to get youngsters to undertake physiotherapy.

“Physiotherapy sessions for children and young people often use play or diversion techniques to get them to overcome any discomfort or stiffness they may feel.

“Wii Fit is a great way of using computer games to stimulate interest while performing exercises which can be uncomfortable.

“We encourage people to have fun while undergoing physiotherapy and the use of a computer games console which encourages fitness is a fantastic innovation for physiotherapy.

“Two consoles have been purchased and we will be using them in our paediatric and adolescent physiotherapy services at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital. It is being used in an increasing number of NHS Physiotherapy departments and I’m sure that it will prove very popular in Lancashire.”

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