Sensor Wristband for ‘Round-the-Clock Health and Fitness Monitoring http://t.co/nWY875HbcX"Nanonsensors, imaging technology and genomics could combine to create a future where individuals are empowered to manage their own medical care. Empowering patients with digital health monitoring presents a significant way to drive impactful change."
— Portable Genomics (@portablegenomic) September 9, 2013
"Forget Star Trek—the medical tricorder is almost here and a tech revolution is just getting started" http://t.co/I6KpItttzF @nationalpost"Nanonsensors, imaging technology and genomics could combine to create a future where individuals are empowered to manage their own medical care. (...) A tense work meeting prompting rapid heartbeat and increased blood pressure? An app might suggest which steps will return the body to equilibrium. Imagine the effects on the fight against cancer — we could all have blood vessel sensors that text message us when they come across a circulating tumour cell, or a protein marker for cancer. Perhaps we could cure cardiovascular disease, because other sensors help us to effectively control our LDL cholesterol, or identify biomarkers of inflammation. (...) But we’re still years away from such a scenario, and policy makers and the medical community are going to have to wrap their heads around some of these changes before such a future can even arrive. Is the wish for more convenient and customizable care unreasonable in a high-tech world? If individuals want the changes, then a health technology revolution is coming. (...) due in March 2014 is the Scanadu Scout, an egg-shaped “medical tricorder” that works with an app to determine all sorts of medical diagnostic data when you press it to your forehead. (...) This summer saw the preliminary release of Google Glass, the spectacle-mounted wearable computer that’s rumoured to be bringing as large a disruption to the way we live as the launch of the original iPhone. Next year comes the expected launch of the Apple iWatch, a smartphone-type device that one wears on the wrist."
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) September 9, 2013