Don’t you wish there was an easier way for you to access your healthcare information? There is a new technology that is being created at Dartmouth University, so that people can see their healthcare information with less hassle. Also, this could benefit more than just healthcare. This technology is called “Wanda” because the device is shaped like a wand. The wand can help transfer information from one device to another. For example, you take the wand out of a USB port, point the wand at the device you want to transfer the information to and the common Wi-Fi signal will allow the wand to transfer the data to the new device.
This “Wanda” system can be very beneficial to people because it can help them secure their healthcare information on a specific Wi-Fi network. This would help prevent hackers from stealing private health care information. It will give people a sense of security and they won’t have to worry about getting their information stolen. Another positive aspect of the new technology is that it is very easy to use. It could be a hassle for people to use this technology if the size of this new device was too big and bulky. However, the wand-shaped device makes it easy to use. Another point that I want to mention about this technology is that it is very flexible in a way that it could be used for a bunch of different kinds of information. This technology isn’t just limited to healthcare. For example, say there is a student who wants to transfer work done on his iPad to his laptop. If he wants to transfer his documents from one device all he has to do is use the “Wanda” system and his campus’ Wi-Fi. There are many perks to this form of technology in our society today.
Although, it was mentioned in the article, I still feel like this bit of information was overlooked in the article. “Most people don’t know how to set up a secure system in their homes.” That really is the basis for this form of technology being so effective. With a secure network this can be very beneficial. However, if a network is not as secure as it should be, critical information could fall into the arms of the wrong people. It could also create problems for people to regain access of personal healthcare information or any other kind. I find this technology to be very interesting because it is very useful, but if it ends up in the wrong hands it could be very harmful. If some of the wrinkles could be ironed out, I feel like this “Wanda” system will help people access healthcare and other information more easily in this developing technological age.