The development of personalized medicine and the increasing amount of information extracted from individual and patients throughout their life is expected to growth significantly. Multiple types of physiological sensors are currently embedded in everyday-life objects and yet their clinical value and their potential to improve health care is not well defined. It seems fundamental that the NIH develops a core research group/ ...more »
The recent Manhattan Research survey noted the increasing proliferation of health monitoring apps, which are accessible on mobile devices. Some experts believe that there are more than 40,000 of them already available. They mostly deal with wellness and fitness. The quality is very uneven and there is uncertainty among physicians which ones should be recommended to their patients.
Currently technology exists for continuous, non-invasive, insertable (not breaking any skin), blood pressure monitoring. At the same time micro-vascular health and whole body inflammatory response can be monitored continuously. The challenge is for the integration of these technologies into a simple device so we can begin to produce long term data on genetic and environmental influences on outcomes.
How to develop novel methods for predicting and monitoring atherosclerosis progression and vulnerable plaque including biomarkers and imaging?
What are the unique bio-informatics time-series signatures that identify health, disease, response to therappy and can predict impending deterioraiton and select correct therapes base don individual patient performance characteristics.