5 Ways Smartphones are Changing Medicine

It’s a new down, a new age, and InfoMed highlights 5 ways smartphones are changing medicine, as curated by Bret Stetka. Many of these devices seem more in place on the pages of a sci-fi novel than it does in the physical world and can be controlled or monitored via a smartphone, providing almost seamless integration into daily activity.

 

PortableArtificialPancreas1. Artificial Pancreas

  • Set insulin doses via smartphone.
  • Pump goes under the skin and tracks blood sugar levels.

 

 

 

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  • A sensor the size of a grain of sand.
  • Generates power by stomach acid reaction.
  • Sends information via Bluetooth to smartphone.

 

3. Tiny Heart MonitorsScreen Shot 2015-04-13 at 12.49.50

  • About 1.8 cm in length.
  • Inserted via catheter into the pulmonary artery.
  • Sends information wirelessly.

 

 

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4. Inflammation Easers

  • Implanted neuromodulation device.
  • Stimulates the vagus nerve via pulse generator.
  • Still in trial stage.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 13.06.185. Wireless Drug Delivery

  • Implanted neuromodulation device.
  • Stimulates the vagus nerve via pulse generator.
  • Still in trial stage.

 

 

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