Heidi D. Blossom, Ph.D. & Alex Neal, M.A.*


The convergence of digital technologies in the area of healthcare is creating an age of digital health that will be highly individualized through the use of mobile communication, wireless sensors, wearable wireless devices, and super networks of big data. This convergence allows diagnostics not solely based on symptoms, but rather on up-to-the-minute individual health factors. Micro sensors built into clothing and wearable devices send health data to Internet capable devices or directly to the cloud and connect users, caregivers, and healthcare providers to vital signs that could allow for better healthcare dec is ions. Th is is “Big Health Data,” and it is bringing our health ...

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