Smart Slippers: AT&T Moves into Medical Monitoring

From the great folks at Medgadget:

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AT&T’s Excursion Into Medical Monitoring

Filed under: Informatics

In San Francisco, AT&T recently showcased some of their research into the use of wireless technology in various industries (we just hope this isn’t detracting from their efforts for their mobile phone network, which needs work). A few of the new projects are medical in nature. In the following video Lusheng Ji of AT&T Labs Research profiles smart slippers that analyze how patients walk and a pill minder that keeps track of how people observe their medication regimen.

Neat stuff! But no word on what happens when the slippers wander into a dead zone, or when the pill-minder’s calls to you are dropped.

Link: AT&T Labs Research

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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