Where Are Body Sensors Going in the Future?

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I think this is going to be different, provenience sensing is going to be different, types of populations and different data sets. And right now most of the focus has been on more sort of the wellness under the spectrum, right? So general population for monitoring and being also to self monitor all of the various things that are going on.

It's cute, it's useful, I think it's kind of helpful for some people to be able to so do that but the sub set of the population most people don't real care from day to day was going on in terms of those sorts of things. And so over time in the wellness end of the spectrum I think we need to be much more strategic about what sort of monitoring we should recommend and that people do and when they might be able to do it, when they're more at risk for certain sorts of diseases, that sort of thing.

On the other end of the spectrum in patients who are already sick, already have a chronic disease that they're managing, I think we can be a lot more intensive in their monitoring in real time with them than we've ever been before. So these sensor technologies allow us to monitor people wherever they are, at whatever time of day, and allow us to intervene much more quickly in those situations.

So I think as the sensor technologies improve, and again we're going to have to tailor them more to what the medical profession needs in that setting and for that particular patient population, but we'll be able to track them much better. So it's going to be much more intensive for those patients, they'll be wearing a lot of sensors one day.

If you're diabetic patient you'll have more sensors, if you're a hypertension patient you'll have sensors that you wear on a regular basis, and that will probably be the way we do business in the future, is that sensor technology will be the ubiquitous part of every chronic disease patient and how we manage them.