The global mobile health community is welcoming a new member with open, enthusiastic arms: eTrak. Often written as mHealth, mobile health is a term used for the practice of medicine and public health, supported by mobile devices. eTrak’s emergence as the leading personal location tracking device on the market has made for an exciting time in the greater mobile health community.
eTrak’s applications are far-reaching, from childcare to senior care, to automobile and personal object tracking. It’s roots, though, find its inspiration in the Autism and Alzheimer’s communities. Founder and CEO John Harris has first-hand experience with Autism and Alzheimer’s and sought out a device that could help track the locations of his loved ones with these troubling conditions. Frustrated with the options offering location tracking services, he decided to build a solution of his own. And two years later, eTrak was born.
eTrak’s ability to monitor the location of its users up to ten feet, and with a battery that lasts three-times that of the closest competition, is making eTrak the preferred GPS tracking device for childcare and senior caretaker professionals around the nation.
Mobile health’s parameters extend outside the geo-locating space. Emerging technologies in the mobile health circle include:
- Emergency response systems (e.g., road traffic accidents, emergency obstetric care, etc.)
- Human resources coordination, management and supervision
- Mobile synchronous (voice) and asynchronous (SMS) telemedicine diagnostic and decision support to remote clinicians
- Clinician-focused, evidence-based formulary, database and decision support information and the point-of-care
- Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Integrity & Patient Safety Systems (e.g., Spoxil and mPedigree)
- Clinical care and remote patient monitoring
- Health extension services
- Health services monitoring and reporting
- Health-related mLearning for the general public
- Training and continuing professional development for healthcare workers
- Health promotion and community mobilization
- Support of long-term conditions (e.g., diabetes self-management)
For more on eTrak and it’s participation in the greater mobile health movement, stay tuned to eTrak.com.