The increase in electronic skin technology has reduced the legacy of visual technologies like X-rays. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) devices like apple watch have taken over the role of human doctors and reduced their work by providing instant readings of their blood and sugar levels in the body. Human-machine interaction is a prominent factor in the home-based patient care of electronic skin technology.
In order to detect pressure, temperature, and other sensations, the human body has sensitive nerve cells. Robots have also been trained to detect pressure using electronic skin cells. Home-based care delivery program has been prevalently increased. Many companies like Intel, Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductors are the main contributors in the home healthcare software market.
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A white paper by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation identifies three major challenges in the home-based healthcare system. The challenges that healthcare providers need to focus on include post-acute care, primary care, and long term care. Recently, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have developed a home-based program control hypertension at a low cost. The researchers enrolled 130 participants whose blood pressure was not under control. During the program, the participants were advised to wear the Bluetooth enabled pressure-controlled device and measure their blood pressure twice in a week. After two months, 81 percent of the participants have controlled their blood pressure.
An annual trade exhibition on Consumer Electronics show has been conducted at Las Vegas. Many healthcare diagnostic gadgets like HeartGuide by Omron Healthcare, Elvie pump, and Hal Sport 2 have been presented in the exhibition. The major challenge based upon electronic skin care is the transfer of ultrathin electrical circuits to complex 3D structures. Scientists have developed electronic tats to overcome the challenges of transferring information. Researchers used an electronic tattoo for several pertains including robot prosthetic arm control, monitoring human skeletal muscle activity and incorporating sensors to a 3D model of a hand.
According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), around 54 percent of seniors have been dependent on technology to manage their health. The research analysis portrays that around 40 percent of patients and 65 percent of healthcare professionals are aware of remote monitoring. Consumers use remote monitoring apps in order to know the health of their family and the details of the medications taken by them.