A tidal wave of high tech gadgets designed to let healthcare providers monitor the well-being of patients at home is poised to radically transform healthcare, The Wall Street Journal reports. And that is a very good thing, because it is likely to mean better care and higher efficiency in most cases. Tech companies like Intel are studying consumer attitudes about technology at home in an effort to gain an edge in this market and learning that consumers like the idea of home-monitoring technologies. The Journal also examines the Motiva, an innovation recently introduced by Philips Electronics that allows users to access healthcare data using their television sets. The potential impact of a five-foot tall video-equipped robot doctor marketed by InTouch Health is also examined.
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