Time has become one of the more precious commodities in modern world. We want
to use this time conveniently and comfortably, and if possible, in the relaxed
surroundings of our homes.
To this effect we have invented a lot of devices, tools, methods and facilities.
People have decided that they may save time by doing some things at home. For
instance, they might carry out testing at home. Not definitive testing, just
screening but it alerts us to many potentially unpleasant developments.
We have monitoring devices that check our glucose and cholesterol
level, allergy disposition, hepatitis presence, ovulation potential
and confirm pregnancy symptoms - all at home. It's not a new phenomenon:
people started diagnosing themselves and finding remedies long before medical
professions came into being. There are self-healers in the Bible. Ancient Egyptians
invented scale to keep a close watch on their weight - for aesthetic and health