Sunday, September 25, 2011

Healthcare as a social network.

New sensors, many as easy to apply as a small bandage or stick-on tattoo, can wirelessly track body heat, heart rate, perspiration and other vital signs and send the information wirelessly to a mobile phone, tablet or computer.

10-15 years from now this technology will go mainstream. It will produce large amounts of very useful health information that can be analyzed to prevent lifestyle-related diseases: from heart attack to diabetes to carpal tunnel syndrome. Since no doctor today can process that much information, we should expect a revolution in healthcare services. Or rather than expect, we should start making it happen.

Also related: Reality Mining.

tags: health, source, detection, system, s-curve, problem, 10X, cloud

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