The British hospital at the University of St. James (Leeds) has begun testing a lightweight wireless patch that remotely monitors the statistics of the most basic body functions: heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature. The patch takes readings every two minutes and sends the data wirelessly to the computer systems of the hospital. If readings exceed preset values, an alert is issued to nursing professionals.
Health experts predict that the digital revolution will free resources and allow patients to keep a tight control of their own health.
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