Sunday, 15 April 2012

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology-Health Experts-Smart Phones-Medical Care-Baby Boomers

Graying America gets wired to cut healthcare costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baby boomers wired to their iPads and smart phones are giving U.S. health experts some new ideas about ways to cut the soaring costs of medical care in graying America. Some of the ideas might sound like "Robo-Granny". An astronautical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has made a skin-tight undersuit equipped with sensors that can constantly monitor the vital signs of its elderly wearer and feed the data into a computer that fires off health alerts. It was first designed for a landing on Mars. ... read more..

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