Recently my children gifted me a Smart Phone. It came to me as a surprise. Initially it took me some time to get used to it. Even the touch screen was new to me. The moment I kept my finger on the screen, it seemed to run. I had to learn once again the phrase, 'slow and steady wins the race.' My grand son was my tutor. He explained the basic functions to me. It was amazing when I started fiddling with it. It was as if the whole world was in my hands. I can send and receive messages instantly. It is like a mini computer in my possession. Through Viber I can talk to my grand daughter in USA. every day. It also works as Skype so that I can 'meet' friends and relatives. I can access all the sites in a jiffi. The first thing on getting up I check my mail in my bed. The camera is awesome. Even the videos are superb. I can even play many games on my phone. I remember that when I was in class viii, we were given an essay titled 'India in the year 2000'. At that time I could not even dream of a device such as a smart phone.
The most attractive feature is 'whats app'. It is like a magical world, where I can experience every thing on earth that I dream of. Last week, I saw an article in 'The Week' magazine dated 24th November, 2013, about the latest inventions in the field of medical treatment. It appears to be a marvel of science. You have to download an 'app' on your smart phone, which will send you a message when it is time to take your medicine. Many times we forget to take our medicines on time. This 'app' will come as a reminder. It will enable you to make a virtual visit to your Doctor. All your data about your health can be stored by your Doctor.He can warn you about your loosing/gaining weight. This 'app' also acts like a handbook for the Doctor. He can know about his patients health any where, at at any time. A well known hospital in Delhi send alerts about glucose tests on the mobile.It has a 24x7 service, gives great satisfaction to the users. Another hospital has an 'app' called Connecting Rhythm which connects patients to abnormalities of rhythm and advises on ECG. The article gives information about one more hospital which has changed the experience of the patients. They allot a unique identification number connected to the Aadhar Card. With this number the patient can get treatment in any branch of the hospital in the country. Patients can now make a virtual visit to their doctor through smart mobile phone. Through Apps patients and hospitals can browse on health relating subjects.
All this sounds so informative. I will download this 'app' with the help of my doctor on my smart phone very soon. I am so happy that I possess a smart phone which is really 'smart'.