Rehabilitation of Heart and Lungs
After an accident, surgery or recovery from illness, graded cardio-pulmonary exercise testing is used to monitor a patient's physical performance. The conditioning parameters such as workload and length of the exercise are established and surveyed by qualified medical personnel. Mobile application technologies allow that these tests can be performed outside of the laboratory and thereby improves the patient's comfort and makes it more convenient for the M.D.
In typical configurations inspired oxygen and expired carbon dioxide, respiratory volumes, heart rate and workload are measured. The charts below show how these and their correlations are used in the analysis of the patient's progress.
Typical interpretational data in clinical cardio-pulmonary exercise testing
Similar equipment and procedures are used for athletic performance testing and conditioning for competitions. In sports and fitness testing the workloads and measurement criteria are adapted to the training requirements.
Medically, diagnostics is the process to perform specific tests enabling the diagnosis of a specific health condition by a qualified person. Many diagnostic tests, particularly non-invasive tests, are particularly suitable for mobile systems.
In medicine screening is a process to detect infections or diseases before any signs or symptoms of a disease are apparent and is thus particularly well suited for mobile devices. Screening is cost effective and enables medical treatment at an early stage when chances of success are highest.
Bio-safety, Food Safety
Dedicated sensors can trace specific chemicals, bacteria and other compounds. Mobile devices are ideally suited to detect and quantify toxic material right on spot with minimal handling exposure you can expect to see around soon.
Tracking fraudulent drugs
Drugs of dubious origins have big disadvantages for both the user and the original manufacturer. Being able to trace these at airports and other transportation nodes can help to significantly reduce public health hazards..