Telehealth is an emerging field that links patients and physicians across the country and beyond via video and health information technology. The telecommunications giant AT&T is investing heavily in this growing “telehealth” industry.

For the past year, AT&T scientists have focused on the home health market, developing prototypes of products that will integrate into the telehealth field. One of these products is a ‘smart slipper’ that has insole technology with four pressure sensors and a 3-axis accelerometer that reads how well a person is walking.

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