Last reply 3 years ago
MS and technology in 10 years time

Dita here, I joined the Shift.ms team a couple of months ago. You might have seen our MS Reports videos, well we’re aiming to lots more with lots more experts and MS reporters across the UK so we’ll be posting out to ask for questions soon.

I’m going to be chatting to some MS professionals in Jan focusing on where we think technology in MS is going and where we think it’s going to be in 10 years time. Whether it’s new apps to help management, or wearable technology.

So I want to put it out to the community, all ideas welcome, think big and crazy, what do you think will be available to you in 10 years’ time?

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naim
3 years ago

something to monitor and assist with telling me if my multivitamin intake is optimal for an individual who has MS or something that will notify me if i have a deficiency and I therefore need to increase my B Vitamin intake or my seratonin levels are low – basically something that can monitor an MS persons wellbeing from a vitamin point of view and notify the person if they need to increase there intake for certain levels of vitamins.

something like a vitamin data chip.

something that can also motivate us and keep us positive during our days.

something that will reward us with a point system and remind us to exercise your cognitive skills
like do a lumosity 10 minute training brain game everyday – that helps to improve memory , attention , multitasking and speed of thinking.

or remind you to get some sun for the day or your sun exposure is too low or too high lol!

or something that can monitor stress levels of your day ?
to tell you if you in a good place or you need to cut back and chill and relax abit.

i think we should have apps or chips that will assist with these “soft skills”
and if we can get these things asissted with by being reminded in turn this can have a direct influence and effect on a good MRI report.

I think it is an effort to manage all these things everyday – living this way is good bt requires constant motivation and constant effort – and i feel an app or chip can assist with these things being consistent in our daily lives and become a habit.

Basically an app that will help us manage the holistic approach in life and ensure we on track.

ie. vitamin intake, healthy eating , activity levels and mental health.


anindita
3 years ago

Thanks really helpful to hear what you think. Does anyone know of any existing apps that help with some of things around wellbeing that @naim brings up?


naim
3 years ago

@anindita please can you send me the link to view the ms report videos you were talking about in your post
tnx


stumbler
3 years ago

@naim , here’s a link for you.

https://shift.ms/resources/ms-reports/

It’s available via the “Resources” tab on the left hand side of the screen. 😉


naim
3 years ago

@stumbler thank you #bigbrother


northernlass
3 years ago

My Autistic son said an “EXO” suit..!! when I asked what it could do he said quite matter of fact that it helps disabled people to walk….. 🙂 I want one more than a mobility scooter now… 😀 (BTW They aren’t real just yet I think he has seen it in a game… but watch this space over what 10 years.. maybe a bit more..!! 😀


stumbler
3 years ago

@northernlass , He may not have seen it in a game. I’ve seen one on the TV, which is here and now!

Now, the NHS won’t pay for Sativex, what makes you think they’ll want to pay for one of those! 😕


naim
3 years ago

why do the doctors say theres good meds for relapsing ms that can be used to help people with remitting relapse ms yet i dont think it will help you if you dont strive toward a relativly stress free life.
why is there no emphasis put on a holistic approach.
becas i dont think the interferon injections can stop someones relapses if there stress isnt controlled.
so why isnt emphasis put on both meds and lifestyle going hand in hand?


stumbler
3 years ago

@naim , the medical profession can only go on effectively produced data from properly conducted tests, eg double blind trials.

They do not go on anecdotal evidence as it cannot be clinically proved!


northernlass
3 years ago

Right @stumbler That EXO suit is going on my Christmas list if it exists in the here and now.. as well as a naked butler and someone to clean my house… 🙂 Hohoho Merry Christmas 😀


anindita
3 years ago

Thanks all for your input everyone!


stumbler
3 years ago

@northernlass , your naked butler – very impractical – where would he keep the corkscrew? lol 😆


graham100
3 years ago

In ten years time we will be introduced to the aliens that live amongst us, lets hope they send down a medical team that knows more than ours. And for me, in ten years time?? Probably a wooden box. Merry Xmas.


tabbycat
3 years ago

Hey @graham 100, you have a long way to go before that and a hell of a lot to enjoy! Raise a glass of something cheering to 2015:)

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