Health in #smartrural

The remoteness of some towns and villages make it difficult to maintain a medical service. But this is nothing new. As these towns and villages developed there was not always a medical service. A local person, sometimes a midwife, sometimes a Vet was called in to assist with lifes medical emergencies.

We don’t ahve to go back to that however. There are so many new ways for care to be delivered in the community. We now have skin patches that can measure 5 or 6 different key indicators in the body and report them in real time if they are off target. We have fit watches. We have many passive and active devices in the home to enable us to see if our elderly citizens are up and about.

The networking effect of #smartrural will build a community were neighbours know what is going on with their neighbours. The connectivity of IoT will assist the well in aiding the not so well.

In some places there are regular clinics where the Dr and his team come in with equipment etc and attend to a village. Items like vaccinations, checkups, new prescriptions, can be tracked using #smartrural and the team can arrive informed and ready to provide services.

With 5 G connectivity will come much better serviecs, and yes they may be remote, but, a service that is effective and remote is better than a local non effective one.