posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 09:28 PM
So yesterday, it has been announced that someone has had FDA approval for an EKG machine built into a smart phone case.
Here's how I see this panning out for the future of medical technology.
The EKG case could easily be enhanced with other sensors such as heat sensors, and a diabetic type blood spot strip that can analyze a blood sample in
All medical records will be stored on a central database supercomputer, with artificial intelligence built right in.
You will use your smart phone to analyze a drop of blood taken, along with heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature.
This information will then be fed into the central database computer via an app on your smartphone with access encoded to your DNA.
The central database will then analyze your medical needs, and decide on a course of treatment. You will be sent a prescription with a barcode to
your phone, and a copy of the prescription will go to your pharmacist.
The central database will have a drug plan / insurance company tie in, so that the phone will know exactly what drugs that can treat your condition
are available on your drug plan.
You will take your phone for confirmation to the drug store, who will fill the prescription and you will leave, billing will be directed to your
insurance company, automatically approved.
This will be possible for any minor medical issue. For more serious issues you will still see a doctor or visit a hospital, but will pay a single
payer user fee for each visit.
This is a dream that could happen - all the technology required for this is arleady here.