Navigation Links
Top Three Open Source Design Concepts that Rethink Health from Involution Studios
Date:8/28/2014

Arlington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Involution Studios, a software design company that solves some of the healthcare industry's most pressing problems, has launched three open source design concepts that radically rethink health. Involution Studios' creative team has been on the bleeding edge of technology creating software solutions for clients including AstraZeneca, 3M Health Information Systems, Partners HealthCare and Walgreens.

As part of the studio's philosophy to change healthcare in a positive way, many of its designs are open source. Here are the top three that are changing the discussion about health.

hGraph

hGraph is currently the only open source tool for visualizing a patient’s complete range of health metrics. This one-of-a-kind visualization approach aggregates health data both on a personal and community level. It provides clinicians with at-a-glance analytics of a patient’s overall health, allowing doctors to spot patterns and red flags. It works by comparing a person’s health data against targeted health ranges based on factors like age and gender. Metrics that appear red are either lower or higher than the “good health” range. The hScore is an overall, aggregated score of health (1-100) that represents a person’s health status, or grade.

In this deceptively simple fashion hGraph enables the compilation and display of a considerable amount of information within a limited space. hGraph software is currently in pilot programs at a major retail pharmacy and in on-campus clinics for two major technology companies.

hRoom

In the bathroom and, eventually, in other environments like the medical practitioner’s office or the hospital room, the majority of your physiologic signs will be snagged non-invasively, through sensors that passively sniff you. No blood draws. No awkward stool sample cards. Just whiffs and sniffs and the occasional photograph. All of this must be designed to feel wonderful, so that you think more about life and less about “health” and “security.” Background, automatic health sensing will let us focus our consciousness on the dream life we want to live. No one wants to be called a “patient.”

With the hPod concept, your bathroom will be an invisible sensor haven. Consider what that room collects and how it could be assessed, sooner rather than later: Hair follicles collected in the shower drain. GI samples and urinalysis from the toilet. Your biome sloughing off into the sink. Weight, heart rate, blood flow, and facial expressions, recorded automatically. It just happens, with regular feedback loops but no mental or physical overhead. It isn’t the bathroom anymore, it’s the health room.

"As design harnesses digital, materials and networking technologies, a very new health experience is just over the horizon," noted Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios Creative Director. "Proactive, lifestyle design. Tracking real-time health data. Non-invasive tools. Custom "just for you" treatments based on your actual genome. These are all real technologies, being used by ordinary people. Together they are leading us to "stage zero" detection and treatment which has the potential to double or better the lifespan of every first-world citizen."

Health Axioms

The Health Axioms are about daily care and attention to health in a distinctly physical format. They are graphic examples, using a visual story to communicate something important about individual health and well-being while influencing behavior change.

The Axioms help people focus on clear, actionable advice that will impact their health and how they interact within the healthcare system. Each axiom concentrates on a one specific behavior that can move people in the direction of better health.

Doctors are using the Health Axioms card deck to discuss key issues with patients and hand them out as daily reminders post-check-up. Three different clinical practices are currently leveraging them as part of everyday exams. Wall art is another outlet, where clinics are hanging large Health Axioms on the walls to inform discussions and remind patients and doctors alike of the 4-6 healthy behaviors we should engage in, such as “Get More Sleep,” “Exercise is Medicine,” “Food is Medicine,” “Stop Smoking,” and “Examine Yourself.” Next up is environmental graphics — imagine bigger-than-life-sized murals on hospital walls — which are being prototyped in local clinics right now.

About Involution Studios

Involution studios crafts exceptional software for progressive companies. For more information, visit http://www.goinvo.com Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios' Creative Director, will be speaking on hGraph and Health Axioms at Stanford Medicine X on Saturday, September 6th.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12127187.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Private Label Nutraceuticals Honored by Inc. 5000 as One of Today’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America with Three-Year Sales Growth of 620%
2. India Network Foundation Sponsors Mineral Drinking Water Projects in Three Villages, Andhra Pradesh, India
3. Three Seldom Reported Summer Sun Safety Tips Discovered By Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne
4. W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute Honors Three Outstanding Leaders in Health Disparities
5. American Addiction Centers Named to Inc. 500 List Recognition for Three-Year Sales Growth of 995%
6. ‘How to Make Friends as an Adult by Just Being Yourself: Becoming a “People Person” In Three Steps or Less’ Gives Tips for Making Friends During Adulthood - Vinamy
7. NUWI Quinoa Drinkable Snack Introduces Three New Savory Flavors Including Carrot & Ginger, Split Pea and Tomato, To Be Served Hot or Cold
8. AMTC Announces Three Major Cities to Host Upcoming Talent Auditions for International Conference
9. AMTC Announces Three Upcoming Audition Sites for Upcoming Performers
10. Three Market Leaders Come Together As One To Form A New Breed of Medical Billing Companies
11. Jvion Releases Top Three Lessons in Predictive Population Health Analytics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/16/2018)... ... October 15, 2018 , ... LGC Maine Standards ... Number 205bf, for easier linearity and calibration verification. , The kit, in ... verification and verification of the reportable range for Albumin (ALB), Amylase (AMY), Cholesterol ...
(Date:10/16/2018)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... (HCP), a Texas-based healthcare and clinical research networking-technology company founded by patient-survivors, ... improving quality and compliance in the clinical trial execution process, today announced ...
(Date:10/13/2018)... ... 12, 2018 , ... Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services Team is currently in ... site set up to serve hurricane survivors with water, food, baby products, hygiene kits, ... 50 additional truckloads of supplies are in motion to Florida. , Convoy’s ...
(Date:10/11/2018)... ... October 11, 2018 , ... Cognosante, ... of J.Lodge, an industry leader in contact center monitoring and quality assurance. ... debilitating medical condition—J. Lodge supports alternative work environments and flexible schedules, providing remote ...
(Date:10/11/2018)... ... October 11, 2018 , ... ... quite vulnerable to manipulation,” warns former U.S. Department of Homeland Security deputy assistant ... Vulnerable and How We Can Stop it. , Pointing to the ability of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/6/2018)... ... October 06, 2018 , ... The fantastic host of ... preventive medicine. The program focuses on topics and issues that affect the day-to-day ... , Physicians practice preventive medicine to keep patients healthy. The American Board of ...
(Date:10/5/2018)... ... October 05, 2018 , ... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy ... of $12,000 from a company-matched employee giving program to provide support for those ... a partner for specialty pharmacy care for medical offices, patients, pharmaceutical companies, payers, ...
(Date:10/5/2018)... , ... October 05, 2018 , ... ... and alcohol treatment programs in Canada from Vancouver to Toronto, is proud to ... for better physician training. , “Detox and withdrawal from a substance such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: