What’s happening to health care in the next few years?
What will health care look like in 2023?
How will technology affect how we use our healthcare?
What happens when people start to see more of what’s in front of them?
The answers to these questions and more are covered in the new issue of FourFourtwo, which is available on newsstands now.
Here are some of the stories in the issue.
The most exciting of the news is the introduction of a new kind of device called the ‘health wearable’ which allows you to see, interact and act on your health data without ever touching your hands or eyes.
It has been developed by a team of researchers from the University of Bristol and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will be available in the UK in January.
Dr Chris Jorgensen, a neuroscientist at Bristol’s Bristol Neuroscience Institute and a pioneer in the field of wearable technology, explains the technology.
Its called ‘The Health Wearable’.
It uses light to record your heart rate, breath and blood pressure.
This is then used to generate a map of your body that is used to create the real-time maps of your health.
“With this, you will be able to track your health with more accuracy than ever before,” he says.
Another breakthrough in wearable technology is the implantable device that can be inserted into the neck or the armpits to monitor the heart rate and breathing.
While the devices are small, the doctors are already working on new devices that will track a patient’s blood pressure, respiration and heart rate remotely.
This will allow them to take action, such as cutting off a patient with a breathing problem and then checking the patient’s heart rate.
Innovators from around the world are also working on devices that can track the movements of your muscles, which could potentially be used to control your home, your pets, or even your heart.
One of the latest devices is the ‘Smartwatch’, which allows a user to control a device remotely.
It has been tested on people in Japan, and is expected to be rolled out in the US later this year.
Researchers are also developing a system that can detect the presence of a disease in your blood, including HIV and hepatitis C. There are other devices that monitor heart rate changes in a way that could be used by doctors to make an appointment, or in the case of a stroke, help you to manage your symptoms.
Finally, there are devices that could allow people to see a detailed 3D map of their own body that they can then use to track their progress over time, including the amount of time you are awake, and the degree of pain you are in.
I think you will see these devices proliferate over the next couple of years, Dr Jorgenson says.
“There is a growing demand for these devices, and we are now in a stage where we are seeing these devices used in places like Japan and China,” he adds.
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