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My mom is legally blind, and as a result I have been studying new technologies that are literally helping the blind to see.
Recently, I took my mom to an appointment to eSight. Her condition? Retinal detachment on right and diminished vision on left.
Caring for our aging parents and others who wish to remain independent and live at home is becoming easier with new approaches that combine mobile applications with caregiving solutions.
Imagine what it is like to struggle with mental illness – and the effort required to seek help, get to in-person consultations, and the costs associated with going to therapy. Even when insurance and Medicaid, for example, helps coordinate and pay for care, getting around physically can be daunting for those challenged.
Telemedicine is arguably the hottest trend in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely.
In a national study by The Alliance for Connected Care, polling more than 2,000 consumers, 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video.
With the rapid evolution of the health care industry, health care delivery organizations – whether medical clinics, hospitals, or insurance companies – are constantly looking for innovative solutions to meet economic and operational challenges.
The Internet of Things is embracing not only technical industries but other fields as well. IoT has the potential to reach areas where it has never been before, which opens up new opportunities for creative implementation.