The future of healthcare looks pretty ‘sci-fi’. Imagine electrodes in textiles that enable pillowcases and sheets to monitor brain waves and sleep patterns, contact lenses that check pressure and glucose levels in the eye or electric membranes attached to the skin to track vital signs and ultraviolet exposure.
According to Patient Experience Consultant Shelley Thomson, “This continuous monitoring of the human machine may be our future healthcare reality. Technology will radically change conversations with our healthcare professionals.
The good news? Because doctors have received the statistics from our devices, they are essentially freed up to focus on the human elements of care.” Not such a bad outcome is it?