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Delivering Smarter Patient Diagnostic to the Healthcare System

The global health crisis has flipped our Healthcare system on its head in the last year, transforming what was once a communal society into a more remote and physically distant future. Many people continued to delay medical appointments and medical treatment despite the recommended precautions to reduce their risk of virus exposure.

As a result, remote medical treatment has quickly advanced, offering patients a safer and more efficient alternative while also helping to relieve pressure on our overburdened Healthcare system. According to the American Hospital Association, 76 percent of U.S. hospitals use technology to communicate with patients and consulting practitioners at a distance.

Remote medical care delivered via smart, portable medical devices is the future of preventative, chronic, and routine Healthcare. As a result, the market for such medical devices will rise, posing a threat to Healthcare future. Patient diagnostic and delivery devices that are more intelligent, such as in-pocket nebulizers or Bluetooth-connected thermometers, can help to support a healthy population remotely.

Their compact nature, on the other hand, is based on embedded technologies that provide a high degree of complexity in a small room. So, as we plan for the future of remote medical care, how should a portable, connected medical system be designed?

Begin by using lightweight, dependable microcontrollers (MCUs). MCUs are used to monitor the application functions required in portable medical devices, such as sensor signal acquisition for biometric measurements and closed-loop control, as a key component of an embedded system. By selecting an MCU that automates application tasks, you can further simplify the implementation of complex control systems by allowing multiple tasks to be performed by a single MCU.

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