Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Telemedicine Trends, Part 2: Wearable radio devices to transform home health monitoring

TelephonyThe availability of wireless monitoring devices is happening at the same time that the healthcare industry is being deluged by the demands of chronic disease, said Harry Wang, director of health and mobile products at Parks Associates in a July Webcast.

“There is an intersection here of life science and technology,” Wang said. While wireless technologies are proliferating – there are 3.5 billion wireless subscribers worldwide and nearly 2 billion mobile applications downloaded over the last 12 months – there are also a growing number of chronic illnesses including 24 million diabetics and almost 55 million pre-diabetics in the U.S. alone and more than 90 million U.S. residents with one or more chronic conditions.

From the article, "Telemedicine Trends, Part 2: Wearable radio devices to transform home health monitoring" by Carol Wilson

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