Technology reshapes Indigenous healthcare in outback Australia

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Image: Kardia Heart Monitor courtesy of AliveCor

Smartphones are quickly turning into our very own portable GP’s.

These days you’re able to monitor your everyday steps, input your own medical ID with crucial info in case of emergency and have google’s diagnosis at the drop of a pin.

But a new app, developed by the Poche Center for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney, is trialling a health monitoring technology for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s in rural Australia.

The aim is to reach those who might otherwise be unreachable, and provide treatments closer to home.

 

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