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The value of connected medical devices.

First of all, I wanted to thank every single person that read, upvoted and comments on my post yesterday about connected medical devices. One of the things that I got from the comments is the trade-off. I wanted to talk about the concept of trade-off. First of all, medical devices are designed to help someone with a specific issue. The easy answer I used was Pacemakers. These devices are designed to help regulate and control the heartbeat of a patient. They help keep the person alive. The ability to have that pacemaker connect to a cellular phone via Bluetooth, and then send information about personal health directly to the doctor is a critical step forward. IT is something you can have today.

But there are other medical use devices that you not even think about helping you. Afib or Atrial fibrillation happens to be a huge portended provider of a warning that you are potentially about to or are having a heart attack. Doctors and medical professionals (if interested I am happy to provide the links to this information and these studies) and evaluated two distinct health issues. Strokes and Heart Attacks, what they found is that the faster the person is treated, the greater the ability of the medical profession and the human body to heal. Get there fast, early and the impact of the Stork or the Heart Attack is lessened overall. How fast is fast, that depends?

One of the technology tools that you can use if you have Afib is an Apple watch. Doctors and medical professionals studied the Afib warning presented on an apple watch and found that 85% of the time, the watch caught the early changes in the Heart from Afib. That means a single device (Apple Watch) can save your life. The value of the watch increased based on that! But there are other wearable educational devices, including the new non-stick generation of diabetes blood sugar monitors. Simply putting the connected device (Gex) on your skin allows it to connect to your phone and let you know what your blood sugar is without you having to poke your finger.

It is about the value of the device. No technology (well other than for me, but I am a geek) is worth getting just because it exists. When technology provides you with value, then it is worth it!

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    Did you know a watch could save your life?

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    Let’s make today a great day ok?

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    you understand that in most cases hackers are not looking for people to hurt, right?

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    Disbetics know, small changes are better than big chagnes connected devices help with that

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    The value of the device is the medical impact right?

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    The only things that matters is that you are able to sovle the medical issue right?

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  1. Great info once again. I am waiting for the one in all diabetic device. It tests sugar levels, and delivers insulin, without you having to do it yourself. It would still depend on how evasive it is. The new medical devices are really amazing.

  2. Q: Did you know a watch could save your life?
    Yes (5 votes) – 100%
    Q: Disbetics know, small changes are better than big chagnes connected devices help with that
    Yes (6 votes) – 100%
    Q: The value of the device is the medical impact right?
    Yes (6 votes) – 100%
    Q: The only things that matters is that you are able to sovle the medical issue right?
    Yes (6 votes) – 100%
    Q: you understand that in most cases hackers are not looking for people to hurt, right?
    Yes (5 votes) – 100%
    Q: Let’s make today a great day ok?
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%

  3. It was the apple watch that saved my brother’s life a few months ago. In the middle of the night he was having a massive attach and he quickly alerted the family who got him to the hospital and had the surgery done immediately.

  4. You wrote this post for me. Doctors discovered a few months ago that I had Afib. I still have investigations to find out the cause. Please can you send me the links. I would like to know more about this disease so that I know how to live on.

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