Will The iPad Pro Make An Impact On mHealth?
During Apple’s September Event they revealed something which could have a massive impact on mHealth.
The iPad Pro
The latest iteration of Apple’s flagship tablet is a great new addition to the iPad family. The iPad Pro will hit the shelves some time in November, and the mildly controversial Apple Pencil will be released along with it.
The iPad Pro will have the most impressive display of any Apple product with its 5.6 million pixels on a 12.9″ screen, it will really be a pleasure to look at.
The Pro will also live up to its name in other ways, with a 10 hour battery life and A9X processor it’ll be a powerful machine to work on, there is even a physical keyboard/case to go with it, a great addition for users who, like many current iPad owners, use the tablet in lieu of a laptop.
The iPad Pro in mHealth
Taking into account the specs of the new iPad, it would be a shame to keep the massive screen all to oneself, and if stock photos are to be believed, the perfect place for the new iPad is in the hands of doctors.
The device appears to be an ideal fit in more than one medical situation, particularly in cases where a laptop, PC or a smartphone are not suitable. Consider how useful an iPad Pro would be to a student nurse, or doctors needing further resources, to a GP trying to show a patient their exact injury and it’s consequences, sound pretty useful in those situations right?
This is exactly what Apple want their new iPad Pro to be used for, an invaluable tool in the mHealth industry, and if you’re still not convinced we’re sure this video will show exactly what the iPad Pro, 3D touch, and the Pencil will do to help doctors care for their patients.
Featured in the video is Irene Walsh, head of design at 3D4Medical, showing exactly what the device will do. Using 3D4 apps and images it’ll be able to give clinicians, medical students and researchers a high-definition 3D model of the body, or body part, that can be modified on the go. For instance, a doctor could present to a patient an image of their knee, then “cut into” the knee to show off ruptured ligaments or tendons. Or a doctor in an ER could modify the model to explain a broken or fractured bone, wounds, organs, even the specific size and shape of bone spurs for an arthritic patient.
As the policy within the health industry shifts towards educating the patient on their conditions, thus enabling them to make smart lifestyle choices and self-manage their conditions, informational tools such as these will be invaluable.
Of course the impact won’t end there either, we’re sure they’ll soon be a plethora of mHealth apps available for the iPad Pro, and personally we can’t wait to start seeing the devices impact. We’ll be exploring more of the iPad Pro’s impact when it’s released in Novemeber.