New Technology Helping Those in Rural Communities

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Getting the medical care you need when you need it in a rural community can be an obstacle in itself, but new technology is making it to check on your own health from the comforts of home.

The Honeywell Genesis monitor’s job is to test your heart rate, your blood pressure and other vitals to track the same things a doctor would in his office, except you can do it from the comfort of your home which saves time and money.

Traci Newsome, a registered nurse, said, "We've seen a decrease in re-hospitalization, just better overall care of the patients. It gives them extra security and comfort in their homes, better communication with the physicians, based on patients' needs, and see any abnormal findings we can follow that way."

This machine adapts to all people, including the blind and the deaf, and it even speaks 11 languages.


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