Why We Needed To Change Yesterday

Health, people & change

For the longest I can remember, movies have paved the way in driving mankind into the future; this was still true before my time. A true artist is like a mathematician, realizing an approximate visualization of a randomized chaotic future. They share a random truth of their inner-selves that normally resonates among many. Health has always been this daunting fragmentation of entertainment that’s harder to crack than the realization of alternating current and the utilization and discovery of high oscillating frequencies for wireless communications. Health (disease & illness) is always evolving at a pace that even technology can’t keep up with. As we learn more about the biological system, we become more in awe over it’s complexity rather than focusing on it’s simplistic nature. It is in this case that I focus my attention on the ability to overextend existing Bio-technologies, before ever needing or wanting to invent a new. Because by definition, innovation should represent a non-imitation of something entirely new, therefore should not be identifiable within a market; it’s best to not only master current technology, but to fully understand how to manipulate it before deciding to invent something new.

Healmet is a start to a new foundation in Healthcare based off understanding physiology patterns within our daily and yearly lives to better predict abnormalities leading to early detection of disease . Healmet will slowly change the entire picture of healthcare, creating a unicellular foundation of systematic hardware and software. The only-thing holding back a overall progressive stance in healthcare, is the regulatory space, extended research focused on the big questions, and vision of the overall direction of Life Science.

Learning from our past mistakes

At this rate, regarding the Life Sciences, we are more so focused towards a genetic infusion similar to the Atomic Bomb, rather than basing understanding around how to fully utilize what we have; it’s the difference between Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla. Einstein could not know the direct impact of his work, until after the fact, whereas Tesla could not only predicted the efforts Einstein’s body of work, but could also visualize the resulting aftermath of his own inventions before even a single part was built; basically, Tesla was more aware of the time in which technology was needed and how it would physically fit within society.

What did these men have in common with the direction of Life Science? Not a whole lot based on my knowledge; more so I base my comparison on the facts that they both had perpendicular ideologies, applying to all particulars of life. Healthcare, just as our political climate, social behavior, financial system, racial/gender equality, education system, climate control and future preparation for the worlds toughest challenges, we tend to still let problems slam us in the face before finding the need to really take action; this luxury fades with time, like advancing levels in a video game. All these systems currently in work, date back to when mankind found it a necessity to build systematic processes & regulatory structures to hold a societal framework in place; point being, we simply need an upgrade. Unlike technology, people have a harder time letting go of past knowledge in hope of staying relevant; unfortunately this is the painstaking truth of today. People often forget that, just like in religion, science also has a hard time letting go; this is something that is just quietly debated rather than shouting with vengeance to protect what once held true.

Healthcare & challenges

Common technologies regarding physiological parameters in healthcare include: electrocardiogram (HR, HRV, Waveform) blood pressure, blood oxygen, body temperature, respiratory rate, blood sugar, cholesterol and many others. These simple tools of measurement have been in practice for quite some time. For the parameters mentioned above, much academic research and discovery has shinned light on their specific and diverse uses, but like most breakthroughs, nothing new comes from following old formations. So to add to the progression of Life Sciences, much attention has been focused on genetic alterations and personalized medicine; most breakthroughs regarding these fields will take the next 30 to 80+ years to unlock something of real tangible value. The real question is today, what can we do today that will change our understanding of individual health?

Behavior modification is the most important, but it can rarely be taught. Most to all health related infections and chronic diseases are brought on from environmental impact, societal behavior, family history (genetics) and self-care. This means the bulk of the problems circulating healthcare are self inflicted; this is why sick-based care and disease management take priority over preventive and early warning care. Most industries tend to always move towards the easiest money, which is what has happened on the commercial side of healthcare. For the first time, we have entrepreneurs coming in waves trying to help offer technology and business savviness to transform healthcare, but at what cost? When we look ahead to the challenges of the aging population, in contrast to the raising population, creating profitable structures of minute change only creates a dog race for who can get the most money; if it’s not the founder’s way of thinking, then it’s the investor, both which indirectly effect the outcome of direction and vision.

Today’s challenges in healthcare and elsewhere, don’t just need an injection of cash and technology, we need powerful omni- leaders’: “A leader is the one in the charge, the person who convinces other people to follow. A great leader inspires confidence in other people and moves them to action.”

To wrap this babble of communication up to an end, just consider this one thing: are you ready to let go of what you think you know, in order to learn what you do not? Stop being selfish about future problems to insure your protection of enjoyment now, because it’s our kids kids that will keep mankind progressing forward, not us; we are the stepping stone to help our species survive. We are the brothers and sisters of the world, not enemies at war. Whatever seems like “too” many today, will one day be too few; you can just about reference that to practically anything. Healthcare and Life Science is what I have currently made my vocation, and certainty after I fulfill my vision I will move on to other interests too. In the end it’s not about me, it’s about you: what is your vocation going to be? And at what cost are you willing to give back? If your asking, give back to what? Then perhaps you should start with yourself.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ― Edward Everett Hale
A digital rendition of Albert Einstein, by Jason Drury (me).