Life & Technology – 2GB 21st August, 2021

On the show this week, we invited Romain Bonjean, Founder of Rosemary Health – a new online platform digitizing healthcare. 

Rosemary is reinventing the future of healthcare, and it’s our mission to offer treatment that’s more accessible, convenient and efficient for all Australians. We believe we’re only years away from a future where more healthcare services are provided remotely rather than in person. At Rosemary, we’re making this future a reality.

Having already connected over 12,000 Australians with online doctors and pharmacists since launching in August 2020, Rosemary Health is bridging the gap by bringing quality care and best practice into the modern era by allowing patients to lodge a request online anytime and anywhere – no waiting rooms, no travel, and no appointments required
Through an online portal, patients can enquire with a qualified doctor about over 20 different medical concerns and rescript services, ranging from diabetes, acne, sleep issues, heartburn, migraines, menopause, and hair loss. The patient’s treatment plan is sent back to them online and medications are delivered direct to their door.

We also invited Mark Hodgson, Head of Content & Services | Mobile Division of Samsung Electronics Australia. Mark shared the
blood pressure tracking and TGA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring now on Galaxy Watch.

ECG Tracking
The electrocardiogram function works by recording the heart’s electrical activity via a sensor on the compatible Galaxy Watch. Users simply need to open the Samsung Health Monitor app while seated comfortably, and ensure the watch is fitted firmly to the wrist. Next, rest the forearm on a flat surface and lightly place a fingertip from the opposite hand on the top button on the smartwatch for 30 seconds. The app will then measure the users heart rate and rhythm, which will be displayed as either a Sinus Rhythm (a normal, regular heartbeat) or AFib (when the heart beats irregularly). Users can also export this data to PDF.

Blood pressure measurement
The blood pressure monitoring feature on the Galaxy Watch helps users to track their general health by allowing them to measure blood pressure conveniently from their smartwatch. 
To enable this feature, Samsung Galaxy users will need to install the Samsung Health Monitor application onto their Galaxy smartphone and connect it to their compatible Galaxy Watch.
To monitor blood pressure on the Galaxy Watch device, users will need to first calibrate with a traditional cuff. They will then be able to tap to “Measure” the blood pressure anytime, anywhere. The device measures blood pressure through pulse wave analysis, which is tracked with the Heart Rate Monitoring sensors. The program then records the relationship between the calibration value and the blood pressure change to determine the blood pressure To ensure accuracy, users are required to calibrate their device at least every 28 days. Once the calibration and set-up process is completed, users can access this information and export measurements to PDF.

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