Dec 20, 16 / Cap 19, 00 21:19 UTC

Connected Health  

Hello welcome to the Medical Breakthroughs and Advancements Forum!

The topic discussed here is all about Connected Health It may involve but is not limited to Remote Medicine Telemedicine Patient-centred care Core-platforms Big Data Decision Making Connected devices monitoring Lifestyle and fitness coaching Risk management

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Dec 20, 16 / Cap 19, 00 23:58 UTC

I think we are beginning to see the start of something great with connected health and how lifestyle/activity is nearly automatically tracked via smart devices like wearable technology. However, as things progress there will inevitably be the ethical question of nanotech inside the human body monitoring for subtle changes in physiology

Dec 28, 16 / Cap 27, 00 16:48 UTC

There's already ethical questions with regards to external technology, internal will only compound this issue.

To take the fitbit as an example, there's already been at least one case where the data collected was useful in providing medical care that saved life, however the data collection policies of the associated services are such to represent a breach of privacy on an epic scale. All of the data collected has potential for use in an abusive capacity, not to mention rights to this data are erroded completely. It gets even worse if you allow them access to docile media accounts, obviously.

There's also legitimate security concerns with such devices - exploits already existing to convert movements into keypad presses when inputting PIN numbers, typing on a keyboard etc therefore providing a keylogger, the acellerometer is sensitive enough to take the raw data feed it through an algorithym and pull back human speech from the vibrations, making it a portable listening device etc.

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Jan 4, 17 / Aqu 04, 01 03:38 UTC

I'm curious as to how we can have connected health without some sort of monitoring system? We will be a populace separated from each other. There will be no Asgardia hospital (at least at first). The most vulnerable Asgardians will be those in remote and poor regions. It is these people we must connect to (and most closely watch)