Israeli ECG T-shirt monitors hearts, saves lives | The Times of Israel  ‘HealthWatch’s hWear washable garments feature sensors that read vital signs, inform doctors about patient health’

This might appear a most unlikely topic to include in a comment about magnifying the prospects for peace in the Middle East. These prospects presently languish in some strange limbo between their customary ‘on’ and ‘off’ positions; ‘off’ having always been the much more common of the two.

And yet a parallel of sorts can be drawn here.

This system is one where a continual monitoring of the wearer’s health takes place and intervention, if required, can then be initiated upon the receipt of signals that indicate such attention has become necessary.

In other words, the patient here is acting in a very pro-active manner, contributing to his health choices by self-sampling his vital signs and being kept advised of his general condition. Any specific needs that may arise can thus be dealt with as soon as symptoms reveal themselves.

Now if only such an semi-autonomous, self-diagnostic procedure could be similarly featured in an Israeli-Palestinian health plan that has had very little success in all the treatments it’s received so far. – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

Semi-autonomous, self-diagnosing and with medication freely available.

Could this have been, all along, nothing more than a classic case of:PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF