iPhone — a revolution cursor in medicine
How often phone helped you with a difficult household situation? Phones achieved such level of functionality that are at present capable not only to help with trifles, well and literally words to help out lives. The doctor-cardiologist from the USA is sure: shortly iPhone becomes irreplaceable assistants to his colleagues and patients. More precisely, it already became. But it only began.
Cardiologist Eric Topol works with several patients, чьё the condition is supervised by means of special ON for iPhone and a cover with the sensors, capable to read out and form clinically correct electrocardiograms. At all so long since this composition helped out life to the person. One of Eric’s clients felt pressure in a breast during flight and contacted the doctor. That addressed to the data of the appendix received from a sensor, and вызнал that at the patient heart attack just about will begin. The plane planted at the near airport, and the patient survived only thanks to operative intervention of physicians in hospital. Till the end of flight the patient could and not live.
The plot about it was shown on one of huge western TV channels. The happy end was dictated by several factors among which there was that iPhone and its cover. The system reads out data and is capable to notify operatively both the patient, and his doctor in advance to warn difficulties or to reveal the found difficulties. According to Eric, such devices — only began revolution honey. In the near future of iPhone and similar accessories can work together with the swallowed or implanted sensors which are reading out pulse, sugar level in blood, blood supply and practically all another.
Such development will reduce turns to doctors and will essentially develop speed of diagnostics and healing, also will allow to be released from inefficient practice of mass inspections of the population about identification of diseases like a cancer of a breast. Instead patients can look after level of hormones or hemoglobin, using only phone and any hi-tech sensor. To chagrin while even the success of iPad in medicine is not capable to approach coming of the future described by Eric: the same sensors and wireless technologies are, but while are perceived with the last care society of physicians. There is time for everything. [ap]