Think of it, you visit your doctor for a followup exam. All she uses is a smartphone and some attachments. A couple of them are attachments you used to monitor your condition in real-time for her. That’s why she asked you to come in.
A visit was indicated by the data you forwarded to her.
Here’s some smartphone attachments she could use and what they do:
• Body analysis using an iHealth Scale.
• Blood pressure reading using a Withings BP Monitor.
• Oxygen saturation/pulse measured simultaneously with blood pressure, using an Masimo iSpO2 placed on the left ring finger.
• Visual acuity via an EyeNetra phone case.
• Ear drum visualization with a CellScope phone case.
• Lung function using a SpiroSmart Spirometer app to conduct a respirometer test.
• Heart electrophysiology using the AliveCor Heart Monitor.
• Body sounds: A digital stethoscope from ThinkLabs auscultates and amplifies the sounds of a patients lungs and heart.
• Carotid artery visualization using a Mobisante probe.
Is the future? Yes, everything mentioned in the Huffington Post article I used for this post exists now.
Expect to see some of these in a doctor’s office near you, soon.