Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, Software Programs

Japan Hospitals to Monitor Patients With Smartphones

Soon, patients in Japanese hospitals may be monitored 24/7 using smartphones. That is according to a new proposal recently announced by Japanese IT giant NEC. The new system, called as the Application Platform for Healthcare, will primarily focus on the concept of using smartphones to monitor hospital patients via wireless video feed. The system will be offered and catered to medical institutions nationwide towards the end of October. Traditionally, nurse call systems are often made of pre-installed communications equipment that is simply set up throughout the medical establishment. If medical attention is required, users are to speak through the comms units, and a nurse on standby