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"The Role of Mobile Computing in Health" with Shwetak Patel
Always available remote physiologic monitoring through wearable sensors brings the transformational possibility of health care that empowers patients to conduct self-care, and making self-monitoring a lifelong process. Patients can more effectively manage chronic diseases, and screening for conditions could occur much sooner. It also fundamentally shifts and shares responsibility and creates a true partnership between clinician and patient. Beyond the individual patient, it also creates the potential for population health management in a way that has not been possible before. Shwetak Patel will discuss how the smartphone will play a central role in this vision to a point where the phones themselves will provide many of these physiologic sensing capabilities. He will also discuss the critical role of computer science in mobile health and the future of the field.
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