7 ways wearables can improve the healthcare industry

Technology moves at an incredible pace, just a few years ago wearables were as complicated as a pacemaker and few people thought of them as a remarkable way of revolutionizing healthcare. The ease with which a wearable device provides real-time data about the body makes it the ideal way of not only monitoring health but also diagnosis and drug delivery. We will explore how this technology is changing the face of healthcare the world over:

1. Allows the patients to have control of their health

With real-time personal health data available to the patients it is now possible to have better and more organized approach to healthcare that has a smaller role of the physician. Patients can learn about conditions that need regular support and take care of them on the go. This prevents regular issues from becoming emergencies for lack of information.

2. Help improve the accuracy of diagnosis

There are devices available that can be directly embedded into a diseased organ to generate biometric data that will help diagnose issues with greater accuracy. This will reduce the time required for diagnoses and thus help target the issues faster.

3. Better control and management of chronic pain

The world has over 1.5 billion chronic pain suffers. New technologies like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) allow low-voltage electrical stimulation to alleviate pain in chronic sufferers. The system is designed around WiFi data transfer and is as easy as a smartphone for the user.

4. Assist in medical procedures

Products like Google Glass have already started helping surgeons involve advanced robots in delivering much needed specialized skill to patients. These are great tools for medical education as well.

5. Make personal fitness a priority and fun

Wearables help users keep active track of sleep patterns, fitness levels, calorie intake, and bodily functions and encourage them to take an active role in improving their overall health by providing goals, challenges, and social interactions to make the experience enjoyable. Have your entire friend circle celebrate your next marathon run.

6. Remote expert consultation

With health-related data available at the touch of a button on a network, it is now possible to have an expert opinion about a health issue without having to travel. Your doctor and the expert can have a direct discussion on the same set of data for a better course of treatment.

7. Reducing cost of healthcare

Wearables have helped give active control of your health into your hands thus reducing the requirement of regular tests, frequent visits to the doctor and even medication cost. All this gives more bandwidth to the system of healthcare and thus reduces the overall cost for the society.

New technologies will continue to change the way we approach health and deliver remedies, this is an evolving space and we will continue to talk about it as exciting new things happen.

The market is today flooded with devices that are helping people take better control over their lives, one such device is a fitness tracker, check one out on Amazon today Fitness Tracker.

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