Record your personal health story
“Medical records are often incomprehensible to the layperson,” says Nhumi Co-Founder André Elisseeff, PhD. “With Healthcorpus.com, individuals can easily manage their personal health status, stay current on pertinent issues and share information in confidence with family, friends and physicians — in English, French or German.” The official launch will be November 6 at Health 2.0 Europe in Berlin.
Unlike other online PHRs, Nhumi’s virtual model of the human anatomy lets you click your mouse to graphically indicate where it hurts or treatment was applied—or learn more about your anatomy. Users tag free text with 3D coordinates recorded on a virtual model of the human anatomy by simply clicking on the body, creating a pin, then dragging the pin to their text. This in turn enables tagging of medical information with spatial data and direct discovery of health stories from the virtual body.
“It’s that simple,” says Elisseeff, “and the potential for improving personal health is boundless. “Registration is free for this beta release; a mobile version and greater storage capacity are in development.”
Lausanne physician Philip Siegenthaler, MD, says healthcorpus.com let’s him quickly show patients pictures of the human anatomy to explain symptoms, and enables his patients to easily record how they feel and better describe ailments.
“The iPhone was a major advance in terms of making mobile phones more intuitive and fun to use. Nhumi , a carrier of CTI-startup-label, does the same for PHRs. Their flexible and powerful solution seamlessly organizes and visualizes medical data in a uniquely comprehensible and meaningful manner.”
Profitable investment in Swiss start-ups
Acquisitions are extremely important for the Swiss start-up scene; they show that investment in young companies is worthwhile and they can help to improve the supply of venture capital. And in the last week we reported about several acquisitions:Yield Pop, Sensima Technology, Sight.IO, and Covagen.