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Issue No.02 - April-June (2006 vol.5)
pp: 85-88
ABSTRACT
<p>Wireless, robotic, and computer-backed medical devices are interfacing across the landscape, racing to accident scenes, performing surgery, and monitoring long-term care for young and old alike. With the potential for improved healthcare and long-term cost savings, pervasive devices offer healthcare some intriguing new alternatives.</p><p>Also in this issue: "Bridging the Digital Divide," by Benjamin Alfonsi. Across the globe, efforts are being made to narrow the digital divide--the wide split between those who have effective access to computing technology and those who don't. Many people rightfully assume that, for the most part, these efforts are aimed at developing nations. But what about similarly situated people in rural or urban parts of developed nations, including the US? Is there sufficient overlap between the technological problems confronting developing countries and those confronting economically challenged areas in developed nations to spur a common solution?</p><p>This article is part of a special issue on Pervasive Computing for Emerging Economies.</p>
INDEX TERMS
medical devices, emerging economies
CITATION
David Geer, "Pervasive Medical Devices: Less Invasive, More Productive", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.5, no. 2, pp. 85-88, April-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.37
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