New Jewelry Monitors Health, Sends Info Remotely
Bracelets and amulets are in the works at Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology and Society. Rather than items of mere adornment, the scientists and engineers are constructing personal mobile health (mHealth) devices—highly functional jewelry, as it were.
mHealth is a rapidly growing field where technology helps patients or physicians monitor health through mobile devices. This approach can offer more accurate and timely diagnoses as well as lower health costs. However, smartphones are often used to transmit collected medical information, and these transmissions are vulnerable to hacking.
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