Saturday 27 February 2010

A wireless future of medicine with Eric Topol

As the American government is currently seeking to institute a better and fairer Health Care Administration, Eric Topol says we'll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. In this video he highlights several of the most important uses wireless mobile devices will have in medicine's future, all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.

Although Eric Topol uses an iPhone in his lecture, one has to think more broadly the phone doesn't matter. All smartphones are as good as long as they are capable of running the programs needed.

I was gobsmacked to hear about the huge numbers of the  American population that have life threatening diseases and serious medical conditions. if everyone had this, maybe one day we could predict where and when someone will have heart failure - and prevent it.
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