Mobile Future

A Mobile App for Expectant Mothers

One of the really exciting emerging uses of mobile technology involves healthcare. This holds remarkable potential for everything from the pretty straightforward (automated text messages that remind you to take your pills) to the truly remarkable (wireless in-home monitoring for seniors that send an alert if there’s a chance they’ve fallen).

Now for any expectant Moms, there’s even a pregnancy app. WCBS in New York recently profiled this method, which allows doctors to monitor vital signs such as the blood pressure and heartbeat of mothers and their infants using mobile technology. If something becomes abnormal, the technology alerts the doctor.

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