Remote healthcare refers to the different forms of healthcare that bridge physical distances. Innovative diagnostic instruments enable patients to measure their own health data and transfer it in real time to their doctors. The target group for connected remote healthcare is elderly and immobile citizens, as well as people living in the countryside. However, many of these online services are becoming increasingly attractive to younger people.
Health counselling is getting more popular via videochats or with special chatbots, and they mainly involve psychotherapeutic approaches. In future, smart patches will provide information on wound healing, while AI diagnostics and self-driving mini-clinics flexibly cater to health needs.