What should be in a medical bag of 21st century Doctor?
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The disruption brought by digital health has radically changed the way one can consult patients. The doctor of the 21st century can literally carry a department’s worth of diagnostic tools in his briefcase. So what are those devices for the doctor of 21st century?

1. The stethoscope goes digital

FDA-approved, Eko Core can amplify heart sounds 40 times, reduce white noise and work with seven amplification levels. It has settings like which organ they’re focusing on (heart, lung or other) and the position of the patient.

2. ECG device that fits in your wallet

The KardiaMobile6L, FDA-cleared, pocket ECG device detects conditions like atrial fibrillation (AFib) and abnormally high/low heart rates (tachycardia/bradycardia). It beams the readings to your smartphone and the results can thereafter be stored and/or shared.

3. Blood pressure readings in 30 seconds

FDA-cleared iHealth Clear measures the systolic, diastolic and heart rate in merely 30 seconds! It also connects to a smartphone to store results in a digital logbook and is able to compare readings to previous measurements.

4. Ultra-portable ultrasound

The Philips Lumify and the Clarius Portable Ultrasound are two such devices that pair with a smart device to give real-time, high-resolution ultrasound images, similar to what you would expect out of traditional ultrasound.

5. Ear tech in your pocket

The pocketable WiscMed otoscope aims to gives clear images of the eardrum. These can be further examined comfortably on a computer monitor, without troubling the patient, in the form of images and videos.

6. High tech eye tech

The Personal Vision Tracker measures an individual’s refractive status, including near-or-farsightedness and astigmatism, while the EyeQue Insight determines visual acuity, enabling eye testing to be done remotely

7. The all-in-one package?

The Viatom CheckMe Pro is an FDA-approved portable device that measures ECG, blood oxygen level, body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, step count and many other health parameters.

Source: https://medicalfuturist.com/the-7-must-haves-for-the-doctor-of-the-21st-century/
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