Low cost sensors along with existing mobile and web-based platforms allow any object to broadcast information that can provide both positional and conditional insights, resulting in greater accountability and understanding.

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

The availability of low cost sensors and other digital technologies to collect and broadcast data is enabling virtually any object—from people to packages—to be tracked and monitored. Existing mobile and web-based platforms can offer almost real-time access to information that can provide both positional and conditional insights, resulting in greater accountability and understanding.

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