Weightless heart monitoring has down to earth implications

NASA’s conducting clinical tests on the ground version of its system for monitoring astronauts. This includes GPS to track the patient’s location. In an emergency, the hospital will know where to find the patient. “Doctors will be able to check on their patients using any cell phone, handheld digital device, laptop or desktop computer with a Web browser.” According to NASA its Embedded Web Technology could help monitor patients with diabetes, wounds, pulmonary problems and other conditions. “This technology can be used to control or monitor any device that contains a computer, software, input sensors and output actuators…In other words, you could use it with a car, DVD player, fax machine or kitchen appliances.” Read more.