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by Emma Fitzwilliams, Thursday, August 28, 2014 | categories:

A smart phone is one of those everyday items that we survived without once upon a time, but these days we are left vulnerable and almost lost should we forget or misplace one. We have gone from a device that only allowed us to talk and send a text message, to being able to manage emails, work related issues, shop and keeping check with what the rest of the world is up to through social media.

To view the trend in how we have adapted in the way we perform day to day tasks, shows how much we rely on technology for so much. We used to do things physically, such as visiting a pharmacy shop or doctor if we were unwell. Then we were doing things electronically on a computer using websites to try and diagnose symptoms. We have now taken to doing these things on the go using a mobile phone health related apps. These "apps" are starting to be created to expand their use and reliability by specifically requiring gadgets to be attached to the phone to give you a much more accurate diagnosis. There are gadgets being developed that will be able to tell you your ECG, blood pressure, blood glucose level, if you have an ear infection or temperature and even if your alcohol limit at the end of an evening. All this from just a smartphone! Very clever and not surprising that, with the advancement of other aspects of everyday life being warped into a phone, that keeping a check on some of these vital signs might be the next development on the list. More information on these new app gadgets can be found at:

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