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The healthcare and wellness industry is shifting toward regulated, personalized, and monitored healthcare. In a short period, mobile devices have skyrocketed in use. With these advancements, wearable devices such as – well-being tools, health monitors, fitness devices, and disease prevention devices are becoming more vital in the healthcare field.
Today, artificial intelligence, robots, sensors, big data, radar technologies, IoT, and digital wearables can manage and prevent diseases. They can estimate blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, and respiration and indicate risks such as declining health, worsening sickness, and other threatening situations like – increased blood pressure or breathing problems.
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How can wearable devices improve health?
The last five years have seen an increase in digital wellness wearables that can collect data in real-time and reveal the physical and chemical properties of the body to evaluate wellness. Wearables are small electronic devices that, when placed on your body, can help measure temperature, blood pressure, blood oxygen, breathing rate, sound, GPS location, elevation, physical movement, changes in direction, and the electrical activity of the heart, muscles, brain, and skin.
How is Wearable Technology used in Healthcare Nowadays?
Tracking Health Status
With a health monitoring device, doctors can track and measure their patient's vitals in real-time such as heart rate, ECG, blood pressure, body temperature, etc.; the gadgets can transmit the necessary patients' data to the doctors for further examination.
Patients with chronic diseases can get timely treatment once their metrics exceed the level, e.g. getting automated insulin pumps or medications. Moreover, with these devices, doctors can better adjust the patients' therapy by monitoring their patients' conditions.
Health and Activity Tracking
Apart from doctors monitoring their patients' states, wearable gadget users can track their health status and follow a healthy lifestyle. This includes sleep pattern tracking, heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen concentration or SpO2 monitoring, calorie tracking, steps, swimming tracking, etc. In case of any irregularities, they can seek consultation from a qualified doctor to take preventative action against any disease development.
Wearables can also help in the diagnosis, screening, and monitoring of psychological disorders like depression. It also improves patient management efficiency in hospitals. In addition, wireless transmission in wearable systems allows researchers to develop new types of point-of-care diagnostic tools.
Top 5 Wearable Devices in Healthcare
Wearable Fitness Trackers
Some of the simplest and most original forms of wearable technology, wearable fitness trackers, are devices equipped with sensors to keep track of physical activity, heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure, etc. These provide wearers with health and fitness guidance by syncing to various smartphone apps. Wearers can get a good idea of how healthy they are. Few wearable fitness monitors support the setting of daily fitness goals and show the progress made on those goals.
Smart Health Watches
Smartwatches allow users to perform tasks they normally do on their phones – read notifications, send simple messages, and make phone calls. while also offering some of the exercise and health-tracking benefits of fitness trackers. A smartwatch sends you a notification that you need to do more exercises, or it can alarm you if you're exerting too much effort. Having a smartwatch that can effectively monitor your heart rate is a great way to avoid injuring yourself.
Wearable ECG Monitors
Wearable ECG monitors are on the cutting edge of consumer electronics, and what sets these monitors apart from some smartwatches, is their ability to measure electrocardiograms or ECGs. Some personal-use ECG devices have built-in screens so you can see your heart rhythm on the monitor. Other devices connect to a smartphone or computer application where you can record, view, store, and share your ECG readings.
Wearable Blood Pressure Monitors
Wearable blood pressure monitors are devices that you wear and that can easily and quickly measure the levels of your blood pressure. We are all used to those traditional devices that you can use now and then remove from your hand until you decide to use them once again, but things are changing in this industry, and people are coming up with all kinds of possible solutions. Well, this particular product is one of those possible and better solutions, since you have the opportunity to check your blood pressure wherever you are and without any trouble. All you need to do is have a device on your wrist that can do the measurement for you.
Wearable biosensors are portable electronic devices that enable real-time monitoring and feedback to the user on various biological and physiological indicators. They can provide real-time measurements of various biological parameters, including blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, and activity levels. They create two-way feedback between the user and their doctor and enable continuous and noninvasive disease diagnosis and health monitoring from physical motion and biofluids.
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