Let us assume that you are a technological early adopter, a maker, a hacker, a geek. Your software/hardware skills and experiences are much better than the bulk of licensed physicians. You also have a G1.
Now imagine a mobile application/gadget-in-a-belt-pouch that is the most advanced telemedicine solution in the market. With this application/gadget you were able to non-invasively monitor vital signs of the people that matter you the most at anytime from anywhere around the world. You were able to quickly recognize life threatening heart and respiratory problems of the people you care about and maybe save their lives.
The problem is that such a product exists according to this press release (via androidguys) but you are not allowed to legally use it (no information on the details of purchase yet) unless you are a registered and licensed physician. The press release does not offer any reasonable (legal?) explanation on why this is the case.
The Dyna‐Vision© G1 Android Telemedicine Application by RS TechMedic B.V (“specialized in creating very easy-to-use user interfaces”) will be officially launched during the CeBIT starting today:
Dyna‐Vision© is a small light weight and portable device, with the dimensions of a PDA. The patient wears this device in a belt pouch. This reliable and sophisticated medical device monitors up‐to 10 clinical parameters through non‐invasive sensors attached to the skin. The measurements include 12‐lead ECG, Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, RR‐times, Respiration, Plethysmogram and Oxygen
Dyna‐Vision© automatically transmits cardiac events and even continuous real‐time ECG recordings to a secured server. Besides using a computer or laptop, physicians can now also monitor a patient’s real‐time vital signs on a G1 Android mobile phone. Physicians can use the application at anytime from anywhere around the world.
The Dyna-Vision G1 Telemedicine Application can only be used by licensed physicians after registration with RS TechMedic B.V.