by Maryse Bergonzat
For residents of large cities, health care is not a problem. Medical practices and hospitals are easily accessible. But in the countryside, a heart attack or a stroke can be fatal, because access to care is not easy, and some patients have to drive long distances before reaching an hospital. It is a universal issue. Since the advent of the Internet and its multiple possibilities, care and aftercare can now happen at a distance. It is in the most remote areas that the connected medical system works best: in areas of France, Finland and Asia where locals have seized the innovations enabled by new technologies to perpetuate their lifestyle.
It is in this confrontation between modern technology and a traditional way of life, this connection between the modern world and isolated places, that this film takes place. The film explores the lives of the people living in these remote locations, their doctors andtheir caregivers. It seeks to understand how these pioneers have seized new technologies and how they have adapted them. Finally it seeks to understand whether the patients are reluctant to give their personal data online, and which daily benefits they derive from this new tool that is at their disposal in the field of health.