New video – Warfarin: an informed and digital drug

Recently, we filmed an interview with Nick Barber, Pharmacist and Professor Emeritus at University College London. Our interviewer is Ralph Hibberd, one of our D3 team members. The interview is presented in three parts: Warfarin and the Pharmaceutical Gaze, Warfarin and the New Medicines Service and Warfarin as a Digital Drug.

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March 20th, 2017|D3|0 Comments|

Medical Technologies and Infrastructure

An interesting series of medical blogs came my way this week, through Maybe not strictly speaking, Digital Drugs, but interesting, never-the-less.

The series of posts explores im/mobility and dis/connectivity in global health from an anthropological perspective. Looking at how things, persons, infrastructures, etc don’t connect, flow and materialise is as important as their connections, they argue. In addition to this introduction, there […]

January 27th, 2017|Research|0 Comments|

The flip side of personal genomics

Interesting article in Nature about genomics and the way having a mutation may not actualise in any condition or disease.

Click here to read full article.

Warfarin: Testing at Home

Here is the second in our series of short films on aspects of warfarin.

Warfarin is the chief oral anticoagulant of its kind in use in the UK and is used by 1% of the UK population approximately 600,000 people and by 6% of people over 80. Testing at home is revolutionizing the care of patients as they can test […]

New research

An interesting article was published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology earlier this year: “The Use of eHealth Technologies to Enable the Implementation of musculoskeletal Models of Care: Evidence and practice”.

The article describes all kinds of tools and digital resources which have been produced for a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Full article available here:


November 24th, 2016|Research|0 Comments|


As has been in the news recently, the online game Sea Hero Quest which was developed as a test to detect early onset dementia has crowdsourced 2.4 million users.

This is helping to set a new benchmark for the disease which has become the leading cause of death in the UK.


Article here:


November 18th, 2016|Research|0 Comments|

Life Signs – A D3 Film

Our latest video is ready to view!

As part of our process of following the drug, we interviewed people who research, prescribe, develop apps for and take warfarin. This is the first of a series of short films revealing how people construct knowledge about the medication. This first film features a genetics researcher, Dr Harsh Sheth, who works at Newcastle […]

3D Printed Prosthetics

Italian researchers can now print implants to replace bone which have been destroye by cancer. They use CT data to reconstruct and print custom titanium implants. Full story here:

Patient Activism & Digital Technology Workshop

News of an exciting workshop has come in. The University of Sussex is holding a workshop and networking event on Tuesday 21st June 2016.

A full and very interesting programme has been laid out, click on the link for pdf (Patient Activitism & DigTech_programme small).

The D3 project will be represented and we will be talking about our research in progress with apps and social […]

June 3rd, 2016|Workshop|0 Comments|

Google and Patient Data

Further to our blog post last week, Google is now being investigated by the data protection watchdog: the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over it’s data deal between the Royal Free Hospital Trust and DeepMind.

The investigation results from ‘at least’ one complaint received over the anonymising of data. While the Hospital Trust declare that all data is anonymised in transit and […]