Apple Watch is Helping Cancer Patients
Apple Watch is being used to help with cancer patients in King’s College Hospital situated in London, England. Using a pilot program, chemotherapy patients are being given the watch.
Most of us today, are not making the best out of technology. For us, these high tech gadgets are mere objects of entertainment. The best we can do with these gadgets is play games, use Facebook & Twitter, chat and call. However in a recent program initiated by King’s College Hospital, it will open a new era of opportunities with regards to medicine.
According to Dan Vàhdat, Medopad CTO, using Apple Watch with cancer patients will reduce the cost and help in overcoming depression and anxiety.
After the treatment is over, another patient can use the Apple Watch so it could work out at £50 per patient. When you compare that to chemotherapy treatments and the fact that one pill could cost £1,000 per day it’s worth it.
Medopad is a British Medical company which aims to keep patients on track of their medication using several apps that are already under development. Rich Khatib, CEO Medopad says that patients with cancer often forget to take medication on time and doctors mostly miss out the important information because it is not available for them. So the watch will help the patient as well as doctor keep track of information.
Patients forget to take the drugs or lose them. There are also many unnecessary visits to [emergency medical services] because doctors don’t have access to that information.
This program by Medopad is expected to expand all over London reaching private hospitals as well. However this is not the first time a company has taken initiative to eradicate medical issues. Samsung developed the ‘Look at Me’ and ‘Backup Memory’ app last December to help autistic children and Alzheimer’s patients respectively.