In this week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, we reflect on pre-emptive health or achieving health with less medicine, thanks to behavioural technology being developed in South Australia by Biomorphick. We’ll chat to James Raison.

The Adelaide Show Podcast is discussed in the current, May 2020 issue of SA Life Magazine.

The SA Drink Of The Week is a Shiraz from the Barossa by Cat Amongst The Pigeons, with a guest taster.

We chat with AJ Davis (one of our voiceover angels) about her use of the City Of Adelaide’s Minecraft world of Adelaide 1836 (she’s featured in a Sunday Mail story on this topic, out today).

And in the Musical Pilgrimage, we hear a new old song from Thom Lion, and have a chat with him about writing songs of the heart in a time of Covid-19.

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Running Sheet: Health with less medicine

00:00:00 Intro

Introduction to the show.

00:01:55 SA Drink Of The Week

2018 Fat Cat Shiraz by Cat Amongst The Pigeons, Barossa Valley. Co-tasted with Adelaide’s own Fat Cat, Ralf Hadzic.

00:06:41 AJ Davis

The City of Adelaide is releasing a modern day model of Adelaide in a new Minecraft world this week, but recently released an Adelaide 1836 model, which has been used by one of our voiceover angels, AJ Davis (yes, one of Steve’s daughters). She is part of a Sunday Mail article about the council’s Minecraft adventure today but in this interview, she gets to share a little detail about what she built.’

Here is a walk through, which should be particularly noteworthy for the Art Gallery of SA, the Adelaide Central School Of Art, SALA, and Foodland, let alone Minecraft and the City Of Adelaide.

00:11:07 James Raison

A few years ago, our next guest was attending a talk from a government official high in the South Australian Health Department who said; “we don’t have a health system, we have a sickness system.” And any reflection on the massive health system we have now, certainly suggests that despite the clever and motivated people who are working in it and the brave work they’ve been doing at the cutting edge of our battle against Covid-19, we’d have to reach the conclusion that there’s only so much more development we can do before the system collapses under the weight of its own systems and costs. Enter Biomorphik, a South Australian venture poised to spread a pre-emptive health system throughout South East Asia. And I welcome to the Adelaide Show, the firm’s Marketing and Comms Director, James Raison.

In a moment, we’ll be listening to our song of the week by Thom Lion about a break up and there’s a lyric – Took my medicine, let it burn. That conjures an image of potency but also bitterness. Would it be fair to say that you’d agree that medical science is awesome ( vaccines keep us safe, interventions save us, etc.) but there’s something in its application that is broken?

The flatten the curve movement has reminded us of its limitations.

James, can you recall the context of that health department person’s comment?

That’s precisely what we want to change. Health and health systems have come to be defined by illness. We’ve built immense, expensive, and unsustainable systems based on late intervention in health problems. This simply can’t continue with growing populations, longer lives, and declining health from lifestyle choices.

We’re building a platform to address this problem – tell us more about your pre-emptive health vision.

Article: Defining a pre-emptive health system

Max Martin – Amazing vision for population wide health promotion. Really interested how that platform will be out in the hands of the community, and how it will receive permissions to integrate with medical and health appointments and data. But is there a dissonance perhaps in accessibility to 3D scanning when compared to a community wide health behaviour promoting platform? A 3D scan would be confronting to most in the population, and no where near scalable enough to affect community wide health – which appears to be the mission of the company?

Other links from James.

00:55:10 Musical Pilgrimage

In the musical pilgrimage, we have a track called Not Your Bfrnd by Thom Lion.

Here’s this week’s preview video.

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