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jmiller   1/30/2013 9:27:30 PM
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I think it's a good thing, but at the same time it's scary with some of the way the political landscape is going.  I am afraid that there will become a time when we will start to be punished in a way to control our health habits.  We already see smokers being charged different fees than others.  It won't be long before what we eat may cost us more. 

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jmiller   1/30/2013 9:30:43 PM
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There could be lots of other areas where something like this could become a safety type device.  What about being put into football helmets.   

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Tim   1/30/2013 9:32:28 PM
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Along the lines of communication, is the communication protocol secured? Hopefully, it would not be possible for someone else to monitor my health without my knowledge.

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jmiller   1/30/2013 9:38:10 PM
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It would be interesting to know if this type of technology could get to the point that you can wear this and look at your own results without having to have them interpreted by a doctor.  Of course, then again, maybe I don't want to know how my choices are making me a few pounds over weight.

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Elizabeth M   1/31/2013 4:24:23 AM
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Hi, jmiller, I believe this is already possible through the use of an iPhone application with some of these type of devices. The shirt mentioned in the story I know provides heartrate and other type of information to the user. As the devices get more sophisticated I'm sure more of this will be available.

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Elizabeth M   1/31/2013 4:28:56 AM
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That is a really good question, Tim. I don't know the answer offhand but I am sure this is something people making these devices are thinking about. For sure the lines of communications between patients and doctors would have to be secured...I'm sure confidentiality rules would mandate that. As it's all still being developed, this will evolve over time.

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Elizabeth M   1/31/2013 1:17:40 PM
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EKG in a Bandaid, really? Well, it seems like maybe we're not that far off! Although I guess it depends on where exactly that Bandaid is placed...or not? I guess these sensor patches are a good start down that road, Charles!

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Ann R. Thryft   1/31/2013 1:58:18 PM
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This one sounds a bit like the iRhythm Technologies' Zio Patch, which DN has covered a couple times, most recently here: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=244527

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Charles Murray   1/31/2013 7:05:13 PM
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Ann, I saw the Zio Patch in operation a couple of years ago at a medical show. It's impressive. For those who want to check out that kind of technology, the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show is coming up in Anaheim in a couple of weeks.

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jmiller   1/31/2013 9:40:43 PM
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I think there's definately a market for products like this because so many people are becoming more and more health concious.

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