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Wearable And Mobile Tech In Healthcare

Beyond current uses, wearables can provide value through impactful health insights, especially for seniors. When connected with a data analytics platform, insights can be applied for real-time health tracking and prediction of potential threats.

We now have the ability to sync these devices to a patient’s electronic health record, allowing doctors to better monitor in-home recovery to preempt more intensive treatment, ultimately reducing hospital re-admissions and costs.

During a study involving resident doctors at Stanford Medical University, Google Glass allowed them to notice minor implications such as critical desaturation and hypotension in patients nearly 10 second faster.

As smartphone technology matures and achieves ubiquity, the healthcare industry will produce an expanding constellation of sensors using our mobile devices as their communication bridge to the wider world.

In maybe a year or 18 months, things such as jackets, vests, glasses will finally be able to carry and manage real computing power without being bulky, heavy or hot.

Mobile healthcare today reminds me of the days of the iPhone 2.0. It was already out there, but many people still used Nokias. Eventually, smartphones caught on – big time.