The fields of medicine and healthcare are undergoing innovation at a rapid pace, easily signaling the beginning of a new era in digital medicine. One exciting example is Proteus Digital Health, a company making ingestible sensors that can help doctors monitor a patient’s intake of a prescribed medication and how his/her body is responding to it. This minute sensor can be embedded within the drug which, when taken by a patient, can trigger signals to the medical staff’s mobile devices.
The Digital Health sensor is made of silicon, magnesium, and copper and is roughly the size of a sand particle. The sensor has sought and received approval by both the FDA, as well as the parallel regulatory body in Europe. This technology-based treatment is especially helpful for patients subjected to drugs for prolonged periods of time, such as those suffering from tuberculosis, diabetes or chronic diseases. Along with the benefits of a quicker diagnosis, digital pills can give doctors more control over cases of drug intolerance. Not only is this system being viewed as an alternative to multiple medical examinations, it can also eliminate the need for frequent visits to the doctor, which will help to bring down the cost of treatment significantly.
In a nutshell, it’s an exciting time for the healthcare industry, and technology is changing the way business is done and transforming the way patients are cared for. Combine the kind of technology that digital pills represents with wearables and mobile technology, and we’ll have real-time monitoring of health situations that will result in treatment based on data delivered in an instant. This will mean physicians can be more agile in their treatment plans and modify and adapt as indicated by the real-time data they have access to. This means better, more effective care for patients, efficiencies and economies with regard to the cost of care and, without question, some lives saved along the way.
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About Bob Higginbotham
Bob Higginbotham, CTS-I, CTS-D, is the Avidex National Manager of Healthcare AV. Bob has spent his 30 year career in leadership positions in the AV industry including extensive design and build work in healthcare facilities. He owned and operated a successful AV business in Texas with multiple offices in several cities where he managed a staff of over 100 employees. Bob has served as a technical consultant for a major AV manufacturer, led the technical sales team for a national video conferencing provider and provided technology auditing services for several private education facilities. He has a unique working knowledge of audiovisual technology as well as multiple certifications in audio engineering, acoustics, AV design, CQT system commissioning and video transmission systems. Bob holds a BA in communications and has recently served as board chair for a large private school. He brings his years of technical knowledge and leadership experience to Avidex where he leads the national healthcare AV team. Contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org