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6 Ways Wearable Technology can Impact Healthcare

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Wearable tech is all the rage these days. Did you know these innovative devices can also help you lead a healthier life? Learn more here!

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6 Ways Wearable Technology can Impact Healthcare

  1. 1. Wearable Technologycan Impact Healthcare
  2. 2. Empower patients to take control of their own health Withwearabletechnology,patientscanmonitortheirhealthfromhomeoronthego.Forinstance,Nursery2.0,isasysteminwhichababywearsasensor-enhancedonesieandcanbetrackedontheirparent’scoffeemug.This“babymonitor”haspotentialusesformedicinebeyondnurseries.
  3. 3. Assist patients and physicians with monitoring and diagnosing conditions Wearabletechnologysendsdataaboutorganfunctionanddiseasemarkerstophysicians.TheFreescaleKL02chip,forinstance,canbeswallowedorimplanteddirectlyintoanunhealthyorgan,andthechipsendsmedicalreadingsbacktothepatientandmedicalprofessional, allowingthemtomonitoranddiagnosediseases.
  4. 4. Wearabletechnology,suchasGoogleGlass,canhelpsurgeonsduringsurgery.Infact,GoogleGlasshasbeenusedinconjunctionwithvirtualreality,allowingveteransurgeonstoprovidetheirinvaluableexpertiseremotelytolessexperiencedsurgeons.
  5. 5. Pain management for patients Portablepainreliefdevices,suchastheTranscutaneousElectricalNerveStimulation(TENS) patch,deliverslowvoltageelectricalstimulationtoalleviatepaininchronicsufferers.Devicessuchastheseeliminatetheneedfordailypainmedicationforchronicpainsufferersaroundtheworld.
  6. 6. Enhance doctor-patient interactions Wearabletechnologycanrevolutionizehowdoctorsandpatientsshareinformation,interact, andmakedecisionsaboutpatienthealthcare.Thiscanleadtofewerandshorterdoctorvisits,areductioninunnecessarymedicaltests,andincreasedratesoftreatmentsuccess.
  7. 7. Make personal fitness more enjoyable Wearabledevicescanhelpuserstrackandmonitorsleeppatterns,fitnesslevels,caloricintake, andbodilyfunctions.Thesedevicescanalsoencourageuserstotakeamoreproactiveroleinimprovingtheirhealthbyprovidinggoals,challenges,andsocialinteractionstomakepersonalfitnessmorefun.
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