Smilepod is a walk-in hygienists, providing high-quality professional dental care without the hassle of having to make an appointment. Based in London’s Covent Garden, they offer competitively-priced treatments such as teeth whitening and 15-minute consultations.
Why it matters
Whilst walk-in clinics are commonplace, the concept applied to dental hygienists is a new one, reflecting of our fast-paced culture. Will this drop-in culture extend to other services in health and beauty as our demand for instant gratification amplifies?
GoodGuide is an application available for Android and iPhone that decodes barcodes and complicated scientific formulae to reveal the ‘goodness’ of the product. GoodGuide helps consumers identify whether their brand meets personal standards set by them on criteria ranging from health and safety to environment protection and social involvement.
To highlight the necessity of an efficient healthcare system and the risks of self medication, the NGO Doctors of the World released a series of videos describing how to treat injuries and diseases with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humour. For example, one video features how one should heal a broken shinbone with a sander and a staple gun. Another video explains how you can remove a decayed tooth with an electric drill and a hairdryer.