While Home Health Monitoring Tech Develops Quickly, Doctors And Hospitals Are Slower To Adopt
Market research firms predict that home health devices will grow into a $100-billion industry over the next five years. In related IT news, St. Louis Public Radio spotlights another device aimed at helping stroke patients.
Are Doctors And Patients Ready For Home Health Monitoring?
This dream scenario explains the optimism behind market research firms’ predictions that home health devices will grow into a $100 billion industry in five years. Companies have noticed delivering results in less than 24 hours — results that right now can take weeks — could be a gold mine. (Gornstein, 6/1)
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Stroke Patients May Someday Use Mind-Controlled Device To Regain Use Of Paralyzed Limbs
A mind-controlled robotic glove under development by Washington University scientists could give hope to those whose hands have become paralyzed due to a stroke. In the journal Stroke, researchers reported some success with using the device, called the Ipsihand, to help stroke patients regain the ability to grasp objects. (Chen, 5/31)