I have ideas for two fantasy QS systems, one for the body and one that is not. Both of these devices are aimed to help in the treatment of my type-1 diabetes.
The device for my body would be integrated into a watch. Instead of second, minute and hour hands, it would have three zones that correlate with today, this week and this month. Instead of presenting the time, it would present a color-coded scale showing whether blood sugar range is good or bad.
The blood glucose data could either be generated by the watch (a device was developed called the Glucowatch, but failed to take off) or a separate glucose monitor that transmits data to the watch. But the uniqueness and value of the watch would come not from generating data but by visualizing it in a simple, easily accessible way. It allows the patient to see the “bigger picture” instead of becoming obsessed with individual readings. With a chronic disease like diabetes, overall health is determined by success in achieving good long-term control.
The second fantasy system I would design would create an easier way to gather data from a variety of devices. This is my current collection of devices and the cables or receivers needed to extract data.
A PC with an internet connection and separate software with separate logins are needed to aggregate the data. I imagine a system that would have a simpler user interface. This machine would require a patient simply to put their finger on a finger print scanner.
The machine would recognize the person and absorb all the data from the requisite devices, working across all manufacturer’s lines of products. The data would then be sent over a mobile phone network to a central server. The data visualization and analysis could then be accessed in other ways, either on a phone or on a browser. But the user experience would be so simple that patients could transmit their data daily (before they went to bed perhaps). A central server could then respond when unusual or dangerous trends were spotted.