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Qualcomm's Tricorder X-Prize: Mobile Redefining Medicine

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Jacob
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Re: Embracing cloud and wearable devices.
Jacob   11/24/2013 11:51:43 PM
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"You are right cloud evolution seems an interesting and gathering more attentions. How best do you think user could integrate device like this with cloud with less hassle?"

Wale, if it's a self talking device (device with last mile connectivity or IoT), then it can easily talk or transfer data in to the cloud either for storage or to a SaaS app for further analyzing and processing.  

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Jacob   11/24/2013 11:48:12 PM
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"There are many advantages to having these devices, particularly for people with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or asthma. Monitoring for themselves cuts back on doctor's visits just to check vital signs and, more importantly, can help cut back on emergency room visit."

Ariella, it's good for any people having diseases, which require continuous or periodic monitoring. Its convenient and can reduce the diagnostic cost up to an extent.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/22/2013 7:21:40 PM
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@Wale, I bet there's going to be a connection here between electronic medical records and wearable technology, both really hot topics. I wear a fitbit that automatically uploads my steps, calories etc to my computer. It would be a great way to share information with my doctor. ON the other hand, security and privacy issues would have to be carefully considered.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   11/22/2013 7:18:09 PM
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This will be interesting in terms of changing the way that people see the world. Eventually, people are going to be taking lots more data to doctors, as you point out. Right now, i wonder if doctors would even be open to that. There's going to need to be a huge culture shift eventually.

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prabhakar_deosthali   11/22/2013 7:39:09 AM
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Such wearable medical devices and associated mobile apps are definitely a boon for self-diagnostics by the patients especially in emergency situations and in remote areas.

 

However many a doctors do not believe in the results obtained by such self-diagnostic tools and ask the patients to repeat the tests in the diagnostic labs which is an additional burden on the patients in terms of money as well as time.

 

If we take the case of the currently available Blood Pressure monitors or Blood Glucose monitors for self diagnosis, the doctors often tell the patients to repeat the test in a laboratory.

 

The newly developed Apps and sensors should have some kind of authentication tags so that the patients using them can rely on their results.

 

 

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Wale Bakare   11/21/2013 11:10:17 AM
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You are right cloud evolution seems an interesting and gathering more attentions. How best do you think user could integrate device like this with cloud with less hassle?

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Ariella   11/21/2013 9:21:56 AM
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@Jacob definitely. There are many advantages to having these devices, particularly for people with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or asthma. Monitoring for themselves cuts back on doctor's visits just to check vital signs and, more importantly, can help cut back on emergency room visit.

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Embracing cloud and wearable devices.
Jacob   11/21/2013 6:09:22 AM
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"Qualcomm is also working to provide the infrastructure to connect mobile health measurement devices to the cloud for multi-variable analytics. Its HealthyCircles venture provides a software-as-a-service model that connects healthcare professionals,"

Colin, application of cloud solutions like 'SaaS', 'App as a service' and 'Sensor as a Service' are the new trends in healthcare domain. There is no doubt that merge of this cloud and wearable device technology can make tremendous changes in health care sector.

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Wearable device inhealthcare domain
Jacob   11/21/2013 6:05:38 AM
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Colin, there is no doubt that wearable device are going to be a trend (necessity too) in coming years, especially in healthcare domain with the implementation of last mile connectivity and Internet of Things. Self talking devices have many advantages win health care domain, especially with bed driven and immovable patients.



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