The term telemetry describes automated communications, like those pinging between your phone’s GPS and a satellite millions of time a second. Every micro movement you make is reported, as the GPS recalibrates, indicating your exact position, and where you are relative to where you just were.
Why don’t we have “GPS for the body,” with anatomical reports pinging a smart server, automatically reporting dozens of health metrics, as well as how they are trending, and where they stand in relation to the last reports.
We can do it for cars with our smart phones… So why can’t we put telemetry in place for the body’s critical systems.
Fact is, we can.
Health metric telemetry, powered by phone apps, have turned your smartphone into one of the most-sophisticated health monitoring and reporting tools the world has ever known. Critical body functions can be easily monitored with low-cost sensors, and – with action thresholds established on a personal basis – alerts can be activated automatically, and sent to… well, anyone you choose: doctors, family, even first responders.