mHealth sets its sites on Mount Everest

Mobile healthcare, which has made its presence felt both in the U.S. and abroad, now has a new goal: conquering Mount Everest. A team of four diabetic climbers plan to use an mHealth system consisting of a glucometer and a tablet with a mobile application created by Telefónica to monitor their disease while trekking to the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. According to The Fonecast, Wi-Fi from a satellite terminal will provide connectivity for the tablets. The climbers all will be monitored by their regular doctors online. Post

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