There is a lot happening in DairyCare just now, so watch out for the November Newsletter, which will be out this week. There will be a competition to find the most active website participants, who will be rewarded with funding to attend our Cordoba Conference in March. In the same vein, today's blog features an "odd one out" competition. The competitors are:
Major software manufacturer launches fitness band, a wearable device that records heart rate, exercise and time budget
Californian software company prototypes Scanadu, a point and collect device that will measure physiological blood parameters
Federation uses Medical Ticorder device to obtain full health profile and diagnose diseases non-invasively
San Francisco-based AliveCor markets simple device that turns your iPhone into an ECG monitor for veterinary use
Multinational software supplier announces plans for a wrist-worn device that will detect early signs of cancer and heart attack
Trekkies (Star Trek fans) will instantly recognize the "It's Life Jim" quote, and realise that the Tricorder is the odd-one out, since it is fantasy whilst the others are reality. Some may sound like logical advances of proven technology, but cancer detection? This is Google, who are investing huge sums in futuristic health assessment technology. The research includes injectable nanoparticles that seek out and bind to cancerous cells. The particles can then be detected by the external device. With a little imagination, nanoparticles may also deliver targeted medications, regulate growth processes, and for the meat industry, provide full traceability of raw product. The future is on its way!