Drexel Blog: Technology Solutions to Live and Learn By

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Imagine you are a healthcare practitioner treating a hearing impaired patient in rural Pennsylvania, where sign language interpreters are few and far between. So to gather critical information about his irregular heartbeat, you whip out your iPad and pull up Sign 4 Me, a nifty application that acts as a virtual, on-the-spot interpreter. Before long, you have finished your clinical assessment and are formulating a treatment plan, which includes remotely monitoring his vital signs via smartphone once he’s released from the hospital. You are also going to send him home with another terrific app called MyFitnessPal, which will help him take greater control over his diet and exercise.

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