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.
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