Wearable technology has shown tremendous growth of almost 50% during next few years and experts predict that first field to be influenced by it is medicine and healthcare.
Is it too good to be true? Let’s see how far the wearables can go in medical field, what technologies are applied, and decide, if this statement can be absolutely true.
Or not. Let’s check out together!
Wearables: More Than Smartwatch
If you thought, that only wrist brackets are referred to wearables, you are already a bit old fashioned! Today the spectrum is super wide: hearing aids, electronic tattoos, smart footwear and textiles, head-mounted displays. And it is growing every day!
So basically, modern consumer as well as for example sportsman doesn’t need smartphone – it is enough to ask Siri to track your pulse or to call the doctor. And this tendency will grow, as hand free devices are becoming more popular being operated by Virtual Assistants!
Wearables and Medicine
One should mention, that wearables are becoming a big part of patience’s record, as they can successfully provide such useful information as:
- Personal analytics
- Statistics data
- Measuring physical status
- Recording physiological parameters
Of course, we can’t forget the average consumer: smart bracelet is a big motivator to do sports, swim, run, or at least to compete circles meaning to do enough daily activity competing with friends and community members from all over the world.
Wearables and Healthcare
Here are some useful applications, which you can download to your smartwatch, we are pretty sure you have one!
- Strava, spread among runners and cyclists, useful app tracking your activity
- Nike+ Run Club, cool tracking app with detailed statistics
- MyFitnessPal, digital food diary, helping to keep to correct daily ration
- Pacer, smart app counting your steps integrated with social media network
Wearables: The Future Is Coming
Today, the future of wearables is obvious to everyone: annual sales report shows the smartphone era has come to the end. So the new wearable era is just about to begin! Are you ready to face it fully equiped?
Editor of IMD News