With societies worldwide beginning to feel the effects of aging populations, health care costs are reaching extreme levels. At the same time, an increasingly techno-savvy and active older segment of the population is looking to live better longer, at lower cost and with less inconvenience to an active life. It’s no wonder that medical applications are hot topics in the electronics industry.

In this article, we define an emerging market, telehealth, and look at how Freescale’s ARM processor-based i.MX family of applications processors can satisfy its requirements.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 7, No. 3, 2008