Mobile applications, peripherals and add-ons are becoming sophisticated enough to perform tasks comparable to their hospital equivalents, approximating vital diagnosis protocols closely enough to provide people in remote areas with immediate diagnosis.

This post is part of a PSFK Consulting project aimed at providing insight into the Future of Health. Handheld Hospital 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

Mobile applications, peripherals and add-ons are becoming sophisticated enough to perform tasks comparable to their hospital equivalents, at price points that are more accessible to members of emerging economies. Although they often offer only basic functionality, these devices approximate vital diagnosis protocols closely enough to provide people in remote areas with immediate diagnosis.

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