For the last couple of decades, preventative medicine has been an increasingly big deal. Long-term, it’s much cheaper to stay healthy than it is to get sick. There’s nothing more expensive than bad health.
And according to these guys, this is going to be a major early use for combining wearables and A.I.
“Before the U.K. pilot at the Dartford and Gravesham hospitals, for instance, home monitoring had involved dispatching hospital staffers to drive up to 90 minutes round-trip to check in with patients in their homes about once per week. But with algorithms now constantly searching for warning signs in the data and alerting both patients and professionals instantly, a new capability is born: providing healthcare before you knew you even need it.”
There’s the famous joke about the 19th Century Mayor predicting that one day every town in America will have their very own telephone. Things that become ubiquitous in the end rarely feel that way at first. A.I. Wearables look like they easily fit that bill.