Tuesday, October 18, 2011

An aging population with a rising incidence of chronic conditions poses a major threat to healthcare systems throughout developed countries.

Chronic illnesses are among the most costly conditions to manage draining a disproportionate amount of the systems resources. It is estimated that chronic conditions consume two-thirds of US health care expenditures and impact the lives of 90 million Americans. Contributing to the impending collapse of the current health care system is the growing and geographically dispersed population of aging boomers.
To maintain the health of the health care system practioners are migrating from an acute treatment protocol to a prevention practice. The FCC has pledged to provide $400M for building a tele-health and tele-medicine infrastructure to establish communication platforms.

Of significant importance to this shift will be the collection (Bio-monitoring) and access to personal vital signs via remote sensors (Body Sensor Network) and GPS transceivers. Continuously monitoring and maintaining a secure medical data history of weight, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, fitness activity and respiratory function are merely the initial applications of GPSPLS Health 2.0 solutions.
Miniaturized GPS transceivers will dispense medications and signal circumstances to care givers of impending health events and dispatch emergency services that will have access to real-time and historic informatics with precise location information. Well informed timely responses will reduce the impact on the system and the patient. Revenues from the transition will come from equipment sales and subscription services offset by insurers, government agencies and patient fees.

Two products from GTX Corp provide solutions to these issues, the GPS Shoe and the Code Amber Alertag.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The not so 'golden' years

Statistics are a convenience for describing what might be so threatening to our well being that we refuse to accept the facts as they are presented. Demenita is just such a threat. In fact more American fear losing their mind, than contracting heart disease or cancer as they enter their golden years.

Alzheimer's disease will produce a cascade of events that may prove to be a health management tsunami. Our population is getting older and living longer. Nearly 10 million unpaid care givers provided more than 8 billion hours of care to dimentia victims. At the current paid hourly rate for a health care provider that amount would be greeater than the national debt. In a decade the problem would make care giving the number one vocation.
While there is no cure as yet for the disease -- one of its symptoms; wandering, can be managed with the aid of a unique Personal Locaton Services application of GPS technology.
The Technology Pavilion at the Life@50+ National AARP Event & Expo Washington, DC, September 4–6, 2008 will include a “Nana” Technology© booth, hosted by Andrew Carle, a national expert on senior care and technology, and an Assistant Professor in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. Professor Carle acts as an advisor to GTX Corp, specifically targeting the development of applications for location aware devices to assist the home bound elderly who are memory impaired. He has coined the term “Nana” to describe helpful technologies for older adults and the role such technologies will play in meeting the needs of aging Baby Boomers.