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?
A whopping 45.8% of over-65s don’t use suncare products, reporting status, image, and habit as their reasons for skipping the sunscreen.
The New York College of Health Professions has created a wirelessly-controlled wearable skin patch that is able to deliver acupuncture-like treatment on demand.
People can already buy adhesive patches that relieve aches by putting pressure on acupuncture points. However this new patch uses electrical currents to provide stimulation triggered whether by touching it, through a wireless remote control or by scheduling pre-determined electrical pulses. The new device is meant to alleviate pain between acupuncture visits with a therapist.