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Smartphones and tablets as medical devices

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Sep 2011, 13:42

A quiet revolution has been going on in the medical profession and the field of personal health in the last two years, spearheaded by smartphones and tablets, that will change forever the way we obtain and process medical information...

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posted on 03 Sep 2011, 13:57 3

1. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)

Wow. Very cool.

posted on 03 Sep 2011, 18:34 6

2. da9th_one (unregistered)

a smartphone controlled vibrator can't be too far behind...

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:38

13. anastasiabeaverhausen (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

where do i buy this please?

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 00:15 2

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

By 2030, there will be phones that produce fast food hamburgers. Just like play station certified, McDonalds Cerified. :))

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 05:36 3

8. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

haha, that would be nice, everyone would be carrying around a big amount of extra weight on their bellies then...

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 00:33 3

5. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i mention medical uses for tablets, then a medical use article pops up.. wow, im a genie.. lol


call me crazy, but some hospitals in my area is using Android apps on their tablets. Yes the nurses actually walk around with them and do medical documentation in real time. Its much easier to carry around a 7 inch tablet than a gargantuan ipad.

Also, how are you going to mention a $30 ipad body program and completely neglect Android's Google Body which is not only comprehensive... its free?!?!?

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 01:09 1

6. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

We have such a reliance on technology, that if tomorrow we had massive power outages then we would be screwed. Imagine if this article were to become true, and doctors would rely on more and more electronic equipment to diagnose people. They wouldn't even learn how to listen to a heartbeat through a stethoscope, but instead learn how to look at the graph on the computer to know what it means. The problem with this is that there are two primary threats to our technology: solar flares and EMPs. A massive solar flare can knock out a an entire electrical grid in an area for weeks. The military has been testing defense weapons that use EMPs. I just hope more people realize this, we need to stop being reliant on technology because someday we may be without it.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 15:12 1

9. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Dude, you have nothing to worry about. I take medical classes, they teach us the old fashion ways to check vitals long before we are allowed to use the new fun ways.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 03:02

7. Gregor (unregistered)

While I have to agree with Doctor Phil , in part, the use of smart phone applications can greatly enhance the well being and lifestyles of many people.

Provided that we do not come to rely on the technology to the extent that Dr Phil is suggesting we should suffer no ill consequence.

It does seem that our world society is moving further and further away from old world practices ie: the ability to read, write and apply learned logic to our everyday lives.

Recently I was looking at a book collection for my new grandson. Although he is far from a reading age as yet, the collection in my opinion would have been a nice starting point. To my chagrin, my son-in-law stated that by the time he is able to read, we will all be reading digital format media.

Perhaps we are leaving our world of touch, think and learn in the closet a little to much!

Although I am an advocate for the advancement of technology I pray we never lose touch with our senses and practical abilities by relying to much on the technology!

posted on 05 Sep 2011, 14:15

12. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

This is amazing. Great article. Reminds me why I stick to the industry.... It is the future.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 15:00

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