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Portable technology promises to revolutionize healthcare

The bureaucracy must not delay them

This week we have two covers. In America and the UK, we are dealing with the fallout from Monday’s leak of the Supreme Court. Abortion is a difficult moral issue, but most Western democracies have found a compromise between the liberal position that the state should not control women’s bodies and the most conservative one, that all abortion is murder. America is different. If the draft report remains unchanged, most abortions will become illegal in half of the states; Some bans will also include cases of rape or incest.

The court is ready to reopen some of the most controversial issues in public life in the United States, including carbon emissions, same-sex marriage and guns. Conservative Americans claim that liberals infiltrated the court in the 1950s and 1960s as they pursued a program they could not get through Congress. While most Americans advocate a compromise between a libertarian perspective and the belief that life begins at conception, they believe that judges should rule by law and not bow to public opinion. That is certainly true. But when a dysfunctional legislator is unable to pass legislation that addresses the major issues of the time, the courts have a special responsibility to ensure that justice itself is not poisoned. If the judges undertake to cut through the knots of the Legislature and use their powers to the maximum, they will transform into an almighty, unelected third chamber, with serious consequences for America.

In the rest of the world, we report on how portable technology is transforming healthcare. Smartwatches and rings, fitness trackers and a rapidly growing number of bracelets, patches and other “wearables” can detect over 7,500 physiological and behavioral variables. Some of these are obviously more useful than others, but as our Technology Quarterly explains in this issue, machine learning can filter the data to create a continuous, quantified picture of you and your health. Sensors indicate if an elderly person’s balance is impaired. Strength exercises help prevent falls. In a German study of patients with heart failure, real-time monitoring reduced mortality and hospitalization days by a third. America spends $ 10,000-20,000 per. diabetic patient annually. An app for monitoring diabetes has been shown to reduce the cost per. patient with $ 1,400 to $ 5,000.

The reason for the optimism lies in the technological maturity. Smartphones act as a platform for innovators. In a year or two, the device on your wrist could measure blood sugar, alcohol and hydration levels, as well as markers of inflammation, kidney and liver function – all things that currently still require blood sampling. As with any technology, wearables have their problems. Health data can be misused by device manufacturers, insurance companies or governments. Technology may not reach the poor who need it most. But the biggest challenge is to ensure that health bureaucracy does not stand in the way of progress.

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