Mobile Phone Health
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A cell phone is more of a luxury than a necessity, right?
Unless you're a teenage girl, who would probably rather give
up food than texting, many of us consider owning a cell
phone a wonderful convenience. So in the developing world,
where millions have trouble accessing ample food, clean
water and basic health care, providing mobile phones would
be a wasteful extravagance, right?
Maybe not. Among the myriad of new services and applications
available through cellular technology are a number of mobile
phone health management applications that can provide
medical support where little is found. Mobile connections
can be used by health care professionals out in the field.
Even when working far away from a clinic or hospital, they
can call for support, advice from specialists, or report
outbreaks of diseases.
As mobile phones have become cheaper, their potential in
poor countries has expanded. Phones are a lot more prevalent
than doctors or hospital beds! An inexpensive mobile device
can be used as a handy reminder: when it's time to take
medications or undergo HIV testing or get vaccinations. More
sophisticated applications may even ease the burden on
overstressed healthcare systems.
For example, medical hotlines have been set up in some areas
where people don't have access to doctors. They can use
their cell phones to call in for advice, even if they don't
have the use of a fixed line. Medical phone surveys help
health professionals pinpoint areas where diseases may be
Perhaps in time, systems now used in the developed world
will make their way to places with limited health care. A
number of devices and applications can be used to supply
biofeedback. This personal feedback can be utilized to
monitor treatment of chronic diseases. For example, mobile
diabetes management can evaluate food intake, measure blood
sugar levels and recommend insulin amounts based upon a
patient's stored personal information along with sensors in
a device attached to a phone. Patients who need to monitor
epilepsy, asthma, or cardiac care can also do so through
mobile phone health management.
These systems, already available and beneficial here, could
be life-saving in an area with little access to doctors. Not
such a luxury item after all.
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