Four Positive Ways the New iPhone 5 Can Help Medicine

Much more than just a phone, the iPhone makes our lives better and easier. Many of its features are particularly useful in healthcare. The recently unveiled fifth generation version has some impressive bells and whistles that can help doctors do their job better:

iPhone5Better Display: The new screen has a four-inch display. The phone displays 1136 x 640 pixels with a 16:9 aspect ratio, giving users more visible email space above the virtual keyboard. The display also has special touch sensors built into it, making it 30 percent thinner and giving a sharper image with less glare in sunlight. Users can see more of their emails and see them more clearly, a benefit for all users, including doctors for whom accuracy is critical.

Faster Wireless/Network Speed & Service: The wireless built into this phone is described as “ultrafast.” When users are outside, a wireless hotspot – a new 4G LTE network – opens up. These chips are two times faster then the chips installed in previous iPhones. It also includes a “dynamic antenna” so it has the capability to switch connections between different networks based on where the phone is. The three major U.S. networks – Sprint, AT&T and Verizon – will all support 4G LTE.

For users, this will allow for faster downloads and the ability to get information faster and better service in more locations – a big plus for doctors, too.

Battery Life: The battery life allows for eight hours of 3G talking, and 3G & 4G LTE web browsing. For doctors, this feature is especially useful. Doctors are always on the go. With a powerful battery, doctors can use their phone longer wherever they are, rather than having it sit on a charger.

Camera: For many doctors, visuals and photos are extremely important in helping with proper diagnosis. The iPhone 5 includes an iSight camera. This includes an eight-megapixel sensor, 3264×2448 resolution with backside illumination, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens and f2.4 aperture. It’s also 25 percent smaller than previous iPhones. The new dynamic low-light mode provides better performance in low light, a great feature for those doctors and researchers who spend lot of time in dark rooms or labs. Additionally, the phone allows you to take photos and shoot video simultaneously. That can help a doctor with multi-tasking.

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