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Hope for remote diagnostics in the season of pandemic

posted Aug 28, 2020, 11:25 AM by Dr. Curtis Cripe
For a time, people were not taking remote diagnostics seriously enough. However, believers like Dr. Curtis Cripe always knew that one day, people would depend more on it. Today, remote diagnostics has found the perfect ally in the availability of technology.
At the onset, the limitations brought about by the pandemic has forced people to be less physical in their interactions, and move most of their activities to the virtual space. Looking at the bright side, the palpable shift to technology and connectivity has allowed people to become more welcoming of online services, not the least of which being remote diagnostics.

This is for good reason, just looking at how formidable of a technology telemedicine is. Its concept was proven long before the pandemic even came, when NASA used the technology as a way to distantly manage the health of their astronauts in outer space. The world has the space agency to thank for eventually bringing telemedicine to remote locations on the planet.

Today, people are so distanced from everything else, healthcare included. With the use of smart phone technology and computer connectivity, doctors are able to manage a significant portion of their patients’ needs.

Thanks to remote diagnostics, people no longer have to risk exposing themselves to the virus by being physically present in the doctor’s clinic, or even a hospital which is already at full capacity due to CoVid19 positive patients. A huge part of the market no longer has to commute to the hospital, leaving the roads more open for those who have better reasons to travel.

Experts like Dr. Curtis Cripe project that remote diagnostics has found renewed hope because of the sudden demand for it. Not only is it a huge market today, but it will be for the times ahead, even after the cure for the virus is found.

Dr. Curtis Cripe is a multidisciplinary neuroengineer and aerospace engineer whose diverse background includes software development, bioengineering, addiction recovery, psychophysiology, psychology, brain injury, and child neurodevelopment. Dr. Curtis Cripe is also part of a White House-NASA committee whose task is to spearhead telemedicine during this time of pandemic.