For the first time in Turkey, an eye hospital is giving patients instant online access to personalised advice and information. With World Eye Center’s chat service, it’s possible to connect to its corporate website at any time of day or night and click on “CHAT NOW” to ask questions about eye health.
Why it matters
Online services are increasingly replicating the human relationship reserved for face-to-face contact, but with the benefit of 24/7 access. Is the health industry another industry where online personal assistance will start rivalling the traditional service touch points?
Withings new Wi-Fi scales automatically links your weight data to your iPhone or computer without any effort. It also allows instant sharing of your progress with specific diets with a doctor or stores the data on Microsoft’s new Health Vault or Google Health.
“Concoon” from Austria, is a piece of furniture designed for in-home wellbeing. It includes a waterbed with soothing sounds and a calming light system.