In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Eric Topol identifies a disruptive change in medicine that is occurring due to an unprecedented super convergence of critical elements: low power wireless biosensors, digital imaging, genome sequencing, mobile connectivity, smartphones, the internet, social networking, virtually unlimited computing power/data storage/bandwidth and pervasive health information systems.
Both the convergence and maturation of these elements are driving a new connectedness in healthcare, which is resulting in numerous innovative devices for putting healthcare into the hands of the consumer.
The ability to leverage familiar – and increasingly ubiquitous – mobile devices as tools in maintaining wellness, driving prevention and monitoring and self-managing chronic diseases is tremendously appealing. Remote monitoring is convenient and cost-effective and ensures closer, more frequent and more accurate oversight by clinicians than is possible through traditional in-person visits.
According to Wireless Intelligence, there are:
Many people are comfortable with phones, mobile apps, the internet and social media. The industry must take advantage of this global embrace of mobility to positively change the way people think and behave regarding their healthcare.
A design and manufacturing leader like Nypro, A Jabil Company can offer device manufacturers a deeper understanding of wireless, computer, storage and consumer architectures and technologies for planning next-generation medical devices.
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