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The House Call Is Back

Doctors can already gather your glucose from their gardens and check your liver from the links (though your butt may come after the putt). Remote medical monitoring will be commonplace in the future and it promises to benefit both physicians and patients by saving time and money.

Here are some ways that remote medical monitoring might benefit society. Predictions made by visitors to Future For All are in green

  • Pills that track drug intake and effectiveness.
  • Electronic implants that monitor organs or body systems
  • Medical sensors in patches or clothing
  • Home computer hub that will analyze sensor data and alert physician if needed
  • Drug delivery devices
  • Self monitoring & diagnosis
  • Virtual doctor visit using holograms
  • Robot nurses and caregivers
  • Personalized drugs
  • Remote robotic surgery
  • Diet and exercise information recorded for physician
  • Sensors in carpet monitor walking, patients that fall
  • Remote controlled immune system
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Remote Medical Monitoring Resources

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Remote Medical Monitoring Articles
Title Source Date
Monbaby smart button monitors baby's sleeping patterns Gizmag 03/14
Live first responder mobile applications Youtube 03/14
A personalised robot companion for older people Cordis 08/13
Patient Monitoring System Youtube 12/12
Video Dial-a-Doctor Seen Easing Shortage in Rural U.S. Bloomberg 09/12
Electronic Tattoo Monitors Brain, Heart and Muscles NSF video 01/12
Tracking heart rate in real time on a smartphone EPFL video 01/12
AT&T Plans To Sell Health-Tracking Clothing Forbes 11/11
Tiny new tool to track heart rate in real time on a smartphone EPFL 10/11
Tattoo tracks sodium and glucose via an iPhone KurzweilAI.net 07/11
Apple Keeps the Doctor Away (video) Forbes 05/11
Body Sensing Comes to Smartphones New York Times 10/10
Body organs can send status updates to your cell phone NewScientist 10/10
Detecting pulse rate with a webcam KurzweilAI.net 10/10
Study reveals people’s thoughts on living longer PhysOrg.com 11/09
A wireless body area network of intelligent motion sensors for computer assisted physical rehabilitation NIH 03/05
Remote healthcare monitoring not so distant Medical News Today 03/05

 

Remote Medical Monitoring Web Sites and Blogs
Title Description
Proteus Biomedical Company makes in-body computers connected to a wireless network
Exmovere Company makes bio-sensing wristwatch and wearable vehicles.

 

References
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