The current decade has seen the boom of wearable tech. Today, we have embraced this tech and are using it in daily routine. Apart from being a fashion statement and geeky, these devices serve a noble purpose. They watch out for you. Yes, they keep an eye on your health and help to save you against several issues. In the following, I will explain that in detail.
Wearable tech comes in several forms including:
Most of these products contain sensor collect raw data. They feed this data to a database for analysis. The analysis triggers a response. The response can be an alert to a physician to contact the patient suffering from abnormal symptoms. These can help the doctor communicate with the patient and give them advice.
People who spend their time juggling between tasks more likely ignore their health. This negligence makes the test consume more time and delays reports. Therefore, wearing something that remains in contact with human skin to continuously and carefully monitor someone’s activity and fitness in real time can have its benefits. In short, wearable tech offers timely awareness on various health issues to both the patient and doctor.
With that said, following are four ways that help healthcare services improve their approach:
Real-time health monitoring
The rapid growth in tech has improved remote health monitoring. The real-time health monitoring devices are playing an important role and the products are developed to consider cost, usability, accuracy and security of data.
The technology also facilitates two-way communication between the doctor and patient, offering up-to-date healthcare information. The RMS system comes with two interfaces, one geared toward the user, and the second one designed for the doctor. The patient interface contains wearable sensors to extract medical data of the patient.
The listening port transfers information to a web server that accesses the data for doctor’s interface. For instance, a remote monitoring device with diagnostic framework finds an underlying health issue in real time. It can help avoid a potential health issue and let the patient recover. This system is compatible with several wearable sensors to extra the data and helps to learn different parameters including:
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Body temperate
These parameters help to detect severe issues beforehand.
Healthcare centers like Beach Pain Center encourage the adoption of modern tech in a fitness routine. Wearable tech helps people with their fitness resolution, improving their chances of success. Fitness wearable helps to monitor or even tracking fitness metrics as the distance walked on run calorie consumption and even quality of sleep. These trackers sync to a computer for real-time tracking for health-related data.
These trackers are geared towards fitness maniacs or people trying to achieve a healthier outlook, like practicing chiropractic. It guides the user towards success.
Prevention of chronic diseases
Chronic disease management is more than a challenge; it’s an additional burden to the healthcare system. Almost 85 percent of the healthcare budget is spent on chronic diseases. It is a common practice and helps to prevent severe health issues. For example, it helps against the following issues:
- Heart issues
- Chronic pain
However, these conditions require investment and consent. Yes, consent for compliance and behavioral changes. A common reason for most of these severe issues is lack of awareness about symptoms which indicate risk of attack. There are many monitoring and managing systems that communicate with a smartphone app using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or even a cellular connection.
A device should be attached using a safe adhesive, and track the forerunner symptoms including vital signs like heart-beat, body temperate and respiration.
Assistance for the elderly
The aged population led to the demand for wearable in elderly healthcare services. Older people are not prone to the same health uses as to young people. Older adults are living longer and facing new economic, healthcare and other changes. Most of their health issues are related vision, hearing, mobility and communication. This is why companies are investing in designing wearable tech geared toward this population. For example, with failing eyesight smart glasses may help the patient.
If paired with augmented reality, this technology can help create a better awareness of their environment. Some advanced examples automatically offer information about the scenery and facial recognition of someone, designed to improve the safety of the elderly population.