Wearable technology is evolving with a greater pace and taking the entire world by storm. This compelled popular brands like Google, Samsung and others to introduce varieties of products including Galaxy Wearable, Samsung Gear 2, Google Glass, etc. These devices witnessed their growing demand among people.
Having huge potentials of catering needs of world, wearable technology
has created a stir in many industries. Healthcare is one of those. We will discuss here how wearable technology is going to lift up the healthcare industry. Before this, it’s important to discuss some basics of the technology.After witnessing the growing popularity of Samsung wearable app or Galaxy wearable app, mobile development company
is nowadays fully prepared to cater the healthcare industry with innovative and scalable apps.
What is Wearable Technology in Healthcare?
Wearable gadgets are most popularly known as health focused wearable technology. In healthcare, patients wear gadgets like watch, t-shirt, shoes, etc., to track vital details about their health and fitness. The information provided by these gadgets are accurate and thus help doctors offering the best treatment to patients.
There are lots of other wearable devices that are blessed with small motion sensors, in order to catch images and also sync with other important devices.
How Wearable Technology Works?
Well, wearable technology works through sensor that is integrated with the device, which enables them to track activities in their area. Majority of them are capable of detecting human brain activity, motion, muscle activity, heart activity, etc.
Need not to say, majority of these are the health devices, which are used most frequently by doctors to care and cure their patients in better way.
Ways Wearable Technology Impacting Healthcare
Let Patients Access Real-Time Health Data
Gone are the days when patients used to depend on doctor’s advice or feedbacks relating to their health issues, treatment or progress. Thanks to wearable app that lets patients gather and analyze health related data on their own and make decision and take quick actions to improve health condition.
Developed with Pebble time smartwatches, Pebble Health is a famous wearable application that enables patients to monitor and analyze sleep patterns and several important activities.
Patients can access data related to hours of slept, burnt calorie, traveled distance, etc., on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
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Patients and Doctors can Monitor Real-Time Data and Diagnose
Wearable technology makes it possible for both physicians and patients (as mentioned above) for tracking real-time data related to blood sugar, heart rate, pulse, glucose, etc. Wearable apps are quite helpful in educating patients about their health condition and thus enable doctors to take necessary action accordingly.
A frequently and continuous monitoring of health condition lets both doctors and patients take the right step to overcome the health issues as soon as possible. It can also minimize the risk of patient’s life, and doctors easily diagnose chronic conditions like cancer, heart disease, blood sugar, etc..
Assist Medical Practitioners
Wearable technology includes endless possibilities to assist surgeons and other medical practitioners in completing their work in the most effective manner. Today, surgeons frequently use Google Glass or other similar products to give a perfect point of view to students and professionals, especially during surgical process. Or, Glass is also used in a medical training session these days widespread.
Wearing Google Glass in fact lets surgeons broadcast the entire surgery procedure and interact with others, at the same time.
The first surgery streamed live using Google glass was performed by a surgeon at The Royal London Hospital. The procedure was intended to remove cancerous tissue from bowel and liver. It was broadcasted in approx 115 countries and 13000 surgical students grabbed opportunities to see the live streaming and interact with surgeon at the same time.
Let Patients Get Pain Relief
You may be amazed to know how wearable technology could help patients in getting rid of pain. But, it’s true! In fact, there are many popular products like Reliefband Neurowave, Quell, Visioncare Eye Massager, Tricella Pill Box, BreathVR, etc. These are important products that remove the necessity of daily medicine dosage and help patients in getting quick relief from pain.
Is Wearable Technology Safe?
The fact can’t be denied that use of wearables especially those of health and fitness tracker is on boom. As mentioned above, majority of doctors and patients prefer to use wearables to track health issues and diagnose them quite effectively. These devices easily track users’ health information and send to desktop or smartphone using low-level radio frequency wave.
When it comes to safety, there are no cases to challenge the safety of wearable technology. So, it’s not appropriate to talk about whether or not wearable technology is safe.
Is Wearable Technology the Future?
As we are witnessing, wearable technology is revolutionizing the entire health industry by improving the quality of treatment. As it not only helps doctors in getting real-time information of diseases that patients are suffering from, but also enable them to take the quick action accordingly to diagnose more effectively.
Wearable technology has in fact changed the way doctors treat patients and modernized everything. If we compare today’s health industry 10 to 15 years back, it’s easy to analyze how fast it changed – the role of wearable technology is of course significant into it.
So, it’s quite easier, concluding the above facts, to predict that wearable technology will continue to reshape the healthcare industry even in future too.
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