Technology Review recently caught wind of IBM’s expansion of the Mobile Health Tool Kit.
The set up uses a patient’s mobile phone to collect data from devices that
constantly monitor heart rate, activity, and even how much medication the
patient is taking. The phone keeps records of the data and sends off reports to
doctors at regular intervals. Researchers at the University of Florence and
elsewhere are encouraging hospitals to build entire data networks based on
this type of constant monitoring.
Of course, there’s a problem if the patient loses his or her phone. In that
case, the new feature from FusionOne might come in handy. It’s a "self destruct" command
that would allow a user to send a message to a stolen or lost phone to erase the