RIIING! You get a notification from your mobile phone. Is it a text message? Or perhaps Twitter announcing you have a new following request?
Nope – it is your new mobile app notifying you that your blood sugar level is too low. Access to your blood sugar levels is now as easy as looking at your phone.
What issues are faced when dealing with traditional medical practices?
Although traditional medical practices have of course saved lives throughout its existence, certain issues have been highlighted in recent times. Among these are difficulties in detection, uncomfortable or inconvenient measurement practices, and lack of constant monitoring.
Along with the birth of smartphones, dependence on mobile apps have boosted now more than ever. Mobile apps for medical treatment have been developed to help people be diagnosed early, aid them in monitoring clinical parameters, and also support doctors in providing health care in a quick and easy way.
The reliance on mobile apps for detection have forced app designers to simplify and optimize the mobile app layout and design to cater to their audience.
Many people can easily grasp an app’s functionality and swipe through without much difficulty. Nowadays, app developers are concerned with making apps as intuitive as possible to ensure the best user experience.
It is also necessary for apps to be intuitive because without them, users can fall prey to misconceptions or deal with user difficulty, all of which can be dangerous if the purpose of the app is for medical monitoring.
What are the benefits of having a mobile app connected to your monitoring devices? People who are already diabetic, for example, are led to an application’s functionality where they can connect their glucometer, track their treatment progress, and note any updates or changes regarding diet and exercise.
Many apps allow for doctor-patient communication, so often, all this information can be synced with the physician’s patient database.
This innovation in telemedicine and remote monitoring has facilitated the interconnection. Many apps even offer the option of chatting with their caregivers. Now, even physicians can be easily contacted by chat message.
What profound health changes has the dependence on mobile apps had on society? Overall, the widespread use of mobile apps and phones in general have combated issues regarding ignorance.
Many monitoring applications often include helpful links that provide information. This could help people that are afraid of having a possible predisposition to diabetes to be informed about their health status.
For example, people with a greater disposition or family history of diabetes can connect with apps to connect with medical professionals. Through the app, they can be informed about prevention measures, diet and exercise, and be directed to appropriate medical centers for evaluations.
Furthermore, it isn’t necessary to suffer any medical illness to keep track of health. Many apps are catered to help track personal health factors, like sleeping patterns and calorie intake.
All of this proves beneficial to personal physical health as well as mental health. The increased availability of mobile apps for health purposes has pushed society to be better informed.