Health care gets connected (literally) with patients via tech boost

The health care industry is turning to high tech to help consumers think healthy. Even with hacking threats and privacy breaches everywhere, technology and health companies are using connected health — an emerging field that links patients and doctors remotely — to boost health care analysis and diagnoses. With that in mind, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health opened last week, with a goal to use the internet of things, another hot technology field, to innovate the health care space. AT&T’s Foundry which resides inside Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute in Houston, is currently developing technology like a connected wheelchair to monitor patients in real-time. The company is also working on an electroencephalogram headband, a vital signs monitoring device, to detect patient discomfort. Chris Penrose, senior vice president of AT&T’s…


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