Heart rate – good, glucose levels – fine, other vital signs – checked. Meet the future of healthcare monitoring, where this all takes place not in a hospital but in the home, hospice, retirement village or anywhere a patient needs to be monitored. And if researchers have their way, one day we could see people wearing health monitors even if they don't have an illness.
The project's researchers like to view it as being a saviour, not only for the individual but for the healthcare system at large. We came up with the idea of a guardian angel," says Dr Charles Bruce, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US, where trials into the remote monitoring device are being carried out
Medical Device Network by Steven Rogerson,, 4/12/2010