Consumer electronics such as mobile phones can be used by people to detect early warning signals related to illness and other medical conditions using simple biomedical inputs.

This post is part of a PSFK Consulting project aimed at providing insight into the Future of Health. DIY Check Up is one trend of fifteen that appears in our exploration of  how technology and access to information play a vital role in the ways that people will understand, manage and receive care whether that’s at home, in hospitals and clinics or in doctor’s offices.

Summary

Consumer electronics such as mobile phones can be used by people to detect early warning signals related to illness and other medical conditions using simple biomedical inputs. By periodically checking their personal wellness, users are able to better manage their own health before visiting or consulting a doctor.

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