HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Elizabeth M   7/9/2014 6:33:08 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, you're probably right, Chuck. I can imagine a situation in which it would come to someone wanting to sue an app (or the app's designers or company that owns it), but it also would be a sad state of affairs, in my opinion, if this were to happen. People are always looking for someone to blame. That's why I think these type of apps would be good to use but ONLY as possible early detectors or for preventitive health benefits. In NO WAY would they replace real doctors and real diagnoses.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Charles Murray   7/8/2014 7:13:39 PM
NO RATINGS
I imagine someone would be held responsible if it's wrong, Liz.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Elizabeth M   7/8/2014 10:16:03 AM
NO RATINGS
That is a good question, Chuck. And I can understand why it's not a joke. I wonder who would be reponsible in this case. The company that designed the app? The company distributing the app? Interesting to ponder.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Charles Murray   7/7/2014 6:50:36 PM
NO RATINGS
The question -- and it's not a joke -- is whether this app will need malpractice insurance.

jhankwitz
User Rank
Platinum
Star-Trek Tricorder
jhankwitz   7/7/2014 9:47:44 AM
NO RATINGS
Looks like Star-Trek had great foresight. With all the recent developments, it may not be too far in the future for us.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Elizabeth M   7/7/2014 5:39:40 AM
NO RATINGS
Indeed, Lou, that's exactly what I was thinking with my comment. Apps like this will really help "triage" people in a way, allowing doctors to be more focused on the problem at hand without wasting too much time looking for what's wrong with someone. It is such a worthwhile advancement.

far911
User Rank
Silver
Re: Incredible
far911   7/4/2014 8:23:55 AM
NO RATINGS
You are absolutely right.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Cabe Atwell   7/3/2014 3:55:46 PM
NO RATINGS
The smartphone has to be the invention of the century. They have inspired so many to do such good work.

C

 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
Charles Murray   7/3/2014 3:23:03 PM
NO RATINGS
In many cases (but not all), a dermatologist can eyeball a mole for a second or two and know if it's potentially dangerous. So it makes sense that an app like this one might be able to do something similar and, as naperlou, points out, allow the doctor to concentrate on more complex medical issues.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Incredible
naperlou   7/3/2014 10:14:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth, while the doctor is still important, it is devices like this that will help "filter" patients so that the doctor can concentrate on dealing with the situation.  We need to make doctors more efficient and apps like this can bring data to the doctor that is already. 

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
(Video) NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) is an EV inspired by manned rovers used for space exploration.
Comedian John Oliver recently did a segment on patent trolls, offering a hiliarious take on a serious issue plaguing US industries.
United Launch Alliance will fly 3D-printed flight hardeware parts on its rockets starting next year with the Atlas V. The company's Vulcan next-gen launch vehicle will have more than 100 production parts made with 3D printing. The main driver? Parts consolidation and 57% lower production costs.
The new small-form-factor EZ-BLE PRoC (Programmable Radio on Chip) module is a derivative of the existing PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution. The EZ-BLE PRoC module integrates the programmability and ARM Cortex-M0 core of the PRoC BLE, two crystals, an onboard chip antenna, a metal shield, and passive components.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 4 - 8, Designing Low Power Systems using Battery and Energy Harvesting Energy Sources
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service