By now, you’ve likely heard of Peloton, the fitness company widely known for its stationary bikes that allow monthly subscribers to participate in live, on-demand fitness classes. Amid lockdowns and gym closures, demand for at-home exercise equipment peaked. This worked to Peloton’s advantage—sales skyrocketed.
Today’s wearables can seemingly do anything. From step count and heart rate to sleep tracking and lung monitoring, wearable technology is rapidly advancing to give users a comprehensive understanding of their health. At a moment when all eyes are on health and healthcare, this technology has continued to build momentum—with usage increasing from 9% to 33% in just four years.
From health-monitoring wearables and AI-powered apps to virtual reality training and telemedicine, technology is transforming the healthcare ecosystem to better support patients and professionals—a priority that has become increasingly urgent amidst a global health crisis. Among this pioneering technology? A procedure straight out of The Jetsons: robotic surgery.
A global pandemic is as firm a reminder as any of the importance of prioritizing our health—not to mention that of our communities. COVID-19 held a magnifying glass up to inequalities in healthcare systems around the world, particularly for people of color and women, and continues to reveal shortcomings in labor equality, vaccine distribution, and insurance policies.
Decades ago, malicious activity was limited to the physical world—traceable only to fingerprints, footprints, and physical evidence. But in our data-driven, digital world, criminal behavior takes on many forms—one of the most ubiquitous being cybercrime. In the wake of high-profile security breaches, cybersecurity forensics has emerged as a critical way of investigating and responding to online threats.