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11/13/2013 01:00 AM EST
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R_Colin_Johnson
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R_Colin_Johnson   11/14/2013 12:20:51 PM
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@Bert22306 this sort of innovation should put individuals more in charge of themselves

You are right--the more we understand our own health condition, the more we can take charge of our own therapies, hopefully preventing problems before they become critical, rather than just jump on the bandwagon of the latest trend to deal with health problems after they pass the critical threshold.

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rick merritt   11/14/2013 7:57:07 PM
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There are tons of cool devices in the works now. The bottleneck is the docs don't know what to do with all the data. New devices, old procedures.

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Combine all this with Lifestyle monitoring and advice
Les_Slater   11/15/2013 9:15:06 AM
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Of course, this is the wave of the future in medicine. We already use mobile platforms for much of personal lives. One problem is that as we get more dependent on such devices for medical monitoring, this mobile platform will have to become much more robust.

The other side that is not often brought in such discussions is that our personal lifestyle, much of which is, or certainly can be, connected with our mobile platform, has an effect on our health. These should be integrated with the explicit health monitoring.

On such example is diabetes. It is very much connected to what, how much, and when, we eat. At the moment there's mobile apps such as 'Calorie Counter' where food intake can be logged and totaled. Restaurants often have online menus. All this can be integrated, such that what you order, portion size, etc, with medication dose and timing, along with real time glucose monitoring.

Life style, medical monitoring and record keeping should be integrated. Intelligent software monitoring can both alert the user, as well as medical staff, routine as well as urgent, situations.

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Les_Slater   11/15/2013 9:46:54 AM
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I agree blood pressure is very important. Not sure if there's any technology that would fit what we're talking about here. Also, electrolyte monitoring would be very useful.

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