Drugs, Devices, and the Promise of Pervasive Computing
Nick Daviesa, Stuart Hendersona, and Carsten Radtkeb
IBM Business Consulting Services (BCS), Londona(UK), and Frankfurt/Mainb(Germany)
Pervasive computing has numerous applications, but it offers particular potential in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries by facilitating the transmission and collection of biological data on a real-time basis outside a clinical setting. That, in turn, means it can be used to monitor patients and manage their health; to test new drugs in totally different ways; and to deliver healthcare anywhere, anytime.