The advent of remote monitoring with smart wearable systems (SWS) has raised interest for adult chronic care for heart failure, diabetes, and ambient assisted living. The combination of escalation of health care costs and availability of microsensors and smart fabric has accelerated this potential of continuous, multi-parameter physiologic home remote monitoring of health, activity, and mobility. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are also becoming more ubiquitous for telemedicine applications. A new generation of partially or even fully biodegradable implants with resonators made of biodegradable polymer composites is emerging. There is no published wearable monitoring experience in children to date. In addition, this mobile health revolution includes the proliferation of mobile medical applications (“apps”) which has also penetrated the pediatric care venue.
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