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Re: How do you assess your health?


@Marjo wrote:

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@jonsie Something that came to mind related to things like broken fingers: in the future, it would be interesting if there was a device that you can use at home, to assess the healing process (after showing the finger to the GP): it would scan the finger, and tell you how the healing is going in terms of e.g. percentage. Today it looks like your finger is 45% healed. Today it's 90%, just a little bit more.... and then one day you scan it and it says it's 100% complete. Thoughful It could also flag if something's going wrong with it and tell you to visit your GP.

 

  

 

 


I agree that would be brilliant. I've had my fingers strapped together for three weeks now and the finger is still swollen and very sore. I'm guessing it's half healed but it doesn't feel like it is! 

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Re: How do you assess your health?

@Marjo I originally had the Apple Beddit sleep monitor which is quite expensive (RRP £149) and doesn't track as much as my new one which is a Withings Sleep (£85 when I bought it on amazon).

 

The new one is less obstrusive as it goes under the mattress rather than under the sheet, and it can detect breating abnormalities during sleep which can be a sign of sleep apnea which the old monitor couldn't do

 

The Apple Watch series 4 is a good piece of kit, more so now they've activated the ECG feature here in the UK. The larger screen compared to the previous series watches is very good too and allows you to put more information on your watch face. My watch face currently shows me battery percentage, outdoor temerature (high and low for day), my heart rate, my daily health goals, the date, a shortcut to the workout app, my calendar, sunrise/sunset and of course the time!

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Re: How do you assess your health?


@jonsie wrote:

@Marjo wrote:

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@jonsie Something that came to mind related to things like broken fingers: in the future, it would be interesting if there was a device that you can use at home, to assess the healing process (after showing the finger to the GP): it would scan the finger, and tell you how the healing is going in terms of e.g. percentage. Today it looks like your finger is 45% healed. Today it's 90%, just a little bit more.... and then one day you scan it and it says it's 100% complete. Thoughful It could also flag if something's going wrong with it and tell you to visit your GP.

 

  

 

 


I agree that would be brilliant. I've had my fingers strapped together for three weeks now and the finger is still swollen and very sore. I'm guessing it's half healed but it doesn't feel like it is! 


@jonsie  Normally 2-8 weeks for a fractured finger to heal.

Depends what part of the finger is broken and how severe it is....

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Re: How do you assess your health?


@Cleoriff wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

@Marjo wrote:

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@jonsie Something that came to mind related to things like broken fingers: in the future, it would be interesting if there was a device that you can use at home, to assess the healing process (after showing the finger to the GP): it would scan the finger, and tell you how the healing is going in terms of e.g. percentage. Today it looks like your finger is 45% healed. Today it's 90%, just a little bit more.... and then one day you scan it and it says it's 100% complete. Thoughful It could also flag if something's going wrong with it and tell you to visit your GP.

 

  

 

 


I agree that would be brilliant. I've had my fingers strapped together for three weeks now and the finger is still swollen and very sore. I'm guessing it's half healed but it doesn't feel like it is! 


@jonsie  Normally 2-8 weeks for a fractured finger to heal.

Depends what part of the finger is broken and how severe it is....


The bottom bit near the Knuckle....forget the name but all my hand is swollen. Apparently a bad sprain too. Guess that's what happens when 11 stone of rippling muscles meets the floor from 6 feet LOL

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Re: How do you assess your health?

Put some ice packs on it and keep it elevated on a cushion when you can @jonsie  innocent

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Re: How do you assess your health?

Damned awkward at the moment, it's not easy putting a leg on one-handed.....