Will health-apps replace doctors?

In the Radio1 programma 'Hautekiet', Prof. dr. An Jacobs explained the current state of the world of wearables.
By 2017 Europe could save 99 bilion euros due to the preventive capabilities of said wearables.
An stated that there is a lot of potential for data gathering in health care, by using these items and applications. It is however not a completely developed field. It's still in its starting phase.
That's why not all devices give the same readings, but people don't need exact readings to have a rudimentary idea about their health.

You can listen to the full interview here (Dutch).


Created by Elias Van Dingenen on 29/05/2015