Smart phones invention has been a great help for human beings and due to extensive use of the smart phones, there has been several health management apps developed for the users. Recent research depicts that these mobile health applications will help in cutting down the administration cost by 24% and it reduces the health care costs by 25% for senior citizens.
At present there are more than 500 mobile health projects that are yet to be launched and 40,000 mobile medical applications are ready to use in smart phones. Reports say that 29% of smart phone users aged between 18 – 29 use their smartphone to get desired health information and 18% of individuals aged about 30 – 49 users prefer using their smart phone to acquire necessary health information.
In the year 2011, the number of users who have downloaded various health apps is 124 billion and by the end of year 2012, it has reached 247 billion.