In the television series Star Trek, the tricorder is a machine that collects information about a patient's body to diagnose diseases. Although it started as an idea in science fiction, the technology is fast becoming a reality. Scientists have developed the first flexible wearable device that can monitor biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The'Chem-Phys' patch takes two separate kinds of signals in real time, to keep track of people's health during intense exercise. The'Chem-Phys' patch takes two separate kinds of signals in real time, to keep track of people's health during intense exercise.
The era of "Quantified Self" (a term coined in 2007 by US WIRED founding executive editor Kevin Kelly) is relatively new. The first Fitbit digital step counters launched in late 2009, and we've since seen an explosion of various wearables, apps and digital health devices all riding the exponential wave of smaller and cheaper mobile-connected and app-ified sensors and computing. We are now at the point where it is possible to measure almost every component of human physiology and many elements of behavior. But just having data (in increasingly overwhelming amounts) from disparate devices and apps does not alone translate to better health and prevention or improved management of disease. The data and analytics need to connect with clinical endeavors to be translated into knowledge and actionable information.
Our healthcare system has been going through a technology evolution. In the past few decades, we have improved our methods to diagnose, monitor health conditions and alert medical professionals and patients with greater accuracy. How wireless technology is used in medicine and healthcare? Wireless technology offers significant convenience and accessibly with the use of sophisticated devices capable of detect, monitor and feedback to designated personnel in real-time. The most important stage of any treatment is the proper diagnosis of the medical conditions.
For a pair of organs that are in direct contact with the world from the moment a person wakes up to the moment they go to sleep, your eyes are remarkably resilient. They face dust and dirt, air pollution, rubbing and poking with fingers that are clean or otherwise, even the occasional encounter with an errant object or fly -- and still keep working. They do all that, and even house the only part of the human body that doesn't have its own blood supply. Tears: basal tears -- the constant, unnoticeable tears that create a thin film over our eyeballs -- are full of moisture and nutrients that are essential to keep the eye working. Now researchers believe that tears could help keep more than just the eyes in good health.