Health Checks Via Smartphones, Tablets On The Way

Tim Lohman | ZDNet | July 25, 2013

Summary: A new cloud-based system could deliver real-time health monitoring and alerts to healthcare professionals.

A new cloud-based health care monitoring system in development by Charles Sturt University (CSU) could help deliver improved health services to regional and rural Australia, while helping reduce the ballooning cost of the country's health budget.

The system, being researched by staff at the university's School of Computing and Mathematics, combines wearable sensors, wireless sensor networks, body area wireless sensor networks (BAWSN), smart devices, cloud computing, and security technology to continuously monitor and manage the vital statistics of patients, such as heart rate and blood pressure levels.