Medical Screening in the field
Infectious diseases, epidemic outbreaks and the like are best contained when detected as early as possible and regardless of the affected peoples’ location. Ideally it should be accessible to all, its cost should be as low as possible and testing for its symptoms is done on a large scale.
Chronic and often incurable diseases are best prevented when patients undergo testing for symptoms regularly and treatment can begin before complications arise.
Mobile sensing technologies make it possible to screen patients quickly and cost-effectively for viral or bacterial infections, diseases, toxic substances, physiological status as well as general medical parameters. The range of possible screening candidates is essentially dictated by the availability of suitable sensing devices and the capabilities of the sensing interface. Needless to say that there is a nearly unlimited number of potential applications.
Different types of medical screening tests suitable for mobile devices.
Other application types to explore:
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.
Sports, Fitness, Rehab
For athletes and adepts of physical fitness, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing, or, for people that have suffered an accident, surgery or illness, activities to help rehabilitating heart and lungs, mobile devices are essential to test physical performance in real-life situations.
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..