Summary

We can use a variety of sensor technologies, used both in intimate contact with humans or remotely from space, to collect data relevant to the presence of a disease outbreak. Physiologic sensors can tell us how well the subjects are functioning; remote sensors, such as those on aircraft or spacecraft, can monitor a wide variety of potential indicators. The primary obstacle to the latter's effective use is the shortage of trained analysts who can turn data into useful timely information, upon which we can act.

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