Future Of Health Care: Skin Sensors Will Reveal Medical Problems Earlier, Then Monitor Recovery

From a Nature.com article:

Skin sensorsThin, soft electronic systems that stick onto skin are beginning to transform health care. Millions of early versions1 of sensors, computers and transmitters woven into flexible films, patches, bandages or tattoos are being deployed in dozens of trials in neurology applications alone2; and their numbers growing rapidly. Within a decade, many people will wear such sensors all the time. The data they collect will be fed into machine-learning algorithms to monitor vital signs, spot abnormalities and track treatments.

Medical problems will be revealed earlier. Doctors will monitor their patients’ recovery remotely while the patient is at home, and intervene if their condition deteriorates. Epidemic spikes will be flagged quickly, allowing authorities to mobilize resources, identify vulnerable populations and monitor the safety and efficacy of drugs issued. All of this will make health care more predictive, safe and efficient.

To read more click following link: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02143-0?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20190718&utm_source=nature_etoc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190718&sap-outbound-id=E2E0BA74FC045E3B8AC315571314EB9AFB4B1334&utm_source=hybris-campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=000_SKN6563_0000013152_41586-Nature-20190718-EAlert&utm_content=EN_internal_29410_20190718&mkt-key=005056B0331B1EE88A92FE6D6D25F179

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