Wearable Technology - Transforming Healthcare

Wearable Technology: Transforming Healthcare & Generating New Scopes

The healthcare industry has always been the slow adapter of technology, but not now. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable technology and Smart connected devices, Patients get an opportunity to take charge of their health and act upon it. The sensor-based on IoT devices in health are primarily in the area of health and wellness tracking activity.  Remote diagnostics and chronic disease management and many other electromagnetic activities are easily traced by the use of wireless sensors.

Here are an example of some Internet of Health (IoH) devices empowering patients and providers in a more efficient manner.

Wellness/Sports Activity Tracking

Fitness Trackers – These are so far the most popular and accessible IoH devices on the market. Many fitness tracking sensors like Fitbit and jawbones automatically monitors the many physical activity levels like heart rate, calories burned and many others are displayed on a daily basis and syncs all the data and information from the device to laptop or smartphone.
Running Wearables – These are the most advanced wearables for the athletes which helps them in keeping the record of pronation velocity, impact and braking Gs which was earlier possible only in labs.
Breath analyzer – Breathometer is a device used to monitor alcohol consumption, Track the oral health, and hydration by analyzing breath quality compounds.

Smart Diagnostics

Home Health – This device tracks 5 key health and lifestyle indicators: C-reactive protein (CRP),Vitamin D, Influenza maker, Luteinizing Hormones, and estrone to maximize performance and energy. This is just a few minutes test, a few drops of saliva or blood or nasal swab and the results will be outputted.
Telehealth Devices –  With the improvement in technology the healthcare industry is getting more developed. A portable device that measures the standard clinical data points which are collected by primary physicians while examing patients. Using this device the patient can share many to the physicians. This device includes an in-ear thermometer, heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, digital stethoscope for measuring many parameters.

Chronic Disease Management

Remote Cardiac Care – There are many wearable sensors for remote tracking of patient’s biometrics and sending the data to the patient’s physicians. These are very helpful in tracking the patient’s health during serious conditions.
Attached Inhalers –  These are very helpful to improve medication adherence and control or prevent asthma/COPD attacks. This device provides valuable information related to the detected symptoms.
Smart Bandages –  This is the most valuable product which is developed for the benefit of the healthcare industry. These monitors wounds that require ongoing care. Wounds like burns, bed sores and many others. These are very helpful as they monitor the vital signs during the healing process.

Medication Adherence

Adherence Reminders – These are very helpful for refilling the prescribed medicine bottles so that the patient and the physicians won’t face any problem. These are very helpful for creating a good coordination among the patient and physicians.
Biomonitoring Drugs – These sensors communicate the actual intake time, steps, rests, and heart rate to a patch worn on the stomach, Which is further communicating with mobile apps via Bluetooth. This provides the real-time insights of the medication adherence.

These digital health solutions, especially IoH driven health improvement services are expected to grow in future years and will be serving many healthcare industries in a better way. We can also say that it is very important to build healthcare platforms that keep advancement in sensor technology as well as in IoH devices.
Mobiloitte, One of the top mobile app development company develops many apps which can easily connect with the wearable devices. Mobiloitte Integrated Healthcare IoT is a wirelessly communicating system of Apps and devices that connect patients and health providers to diagnose, monitor, track and store vital statistics, medical information and provides an insight to better management of patient, hospital & support.

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