Wearable technology has begun to play a central role in the lives of countless people. These devices have both benefits and drawbacks for their users. Phone addiction and new types of dysmorphia have been on the rise, but there have been other beneficial developments. These wearables can encourage physical activity, remind people to drink enough water, and provide security in many forms. Despite some of the concerns, they’re making amazing changes in how healthcare happens.
Why Wearable Devices Are Good For Everyone Involved
We will focus on the profound changes these devices can make for caregivers and patients alike. One of the strengths of mobile wearable devices was made apparent during the pandemic. Using this technology, caregivers were able to provide greater personalized even while personal in-office visits were being avoided. Electronic tattoos, smart textiles, and other wearable technology have led to an increase in wearable devices in healthcare.
These technologies include body-powered devices, augmented reality devices, GPS devices, and more. These have been able to be integrated into existing technology from phones and watches, right down to shoes. These developments have been aided by the fact that many people are willing to share data about their health. This is due to an increasing drive by patients to take an active role in staying healthy. The ability to collect valuable data increases the accuracy of diagnosis in ways that simply weren’t possible before.
Wearables really began to show their diversity and value throughout the pandemic. Consider the following examples:
- Immunotouch – This band helped break the habit of touching our faces. Any time that those wearing this band would reach for their face, it would vibrate. This helped to avoid the spread of disease.
- VivaLNK Continous Temperature Sensor Patch – This device was used for monitoring a patient’s body temperature over a 24-hour period. The applications of this technology are broad. It improves the monitoring of patients who are being treated with immunosuppressive treatments and can track body temperature for fibromyalgia patients and much more.
- Mojo Lenses – Mojo has introduced high-tech contact lenses that provide built-in displays. These displays are able to share an immense amount of information. They have been used to monitor heart rate, provide health-related information, provide sight enhancement, and even aid in navigation.
These are a selection of new devices being developed that can provide a whole new world of health treatment and monitoring options. Using these devices, doctors will be able to better diagnose and treat health concerns using an immense amount of patient-relevant data. Patients will also be able to better monitor their own health and get assistance in developing healthy habits.
Reach Out To Your Provider For Wearable Options
There are new types of wearable devices being created every day. Speaking to your practitioner can lead to discovering all sorts of treatment options you didn’t know were available. Improved monitoring, better feedback, and remote access to care are all parts of the future ahead. Who knows what the wearable technology of tomorrow will do for us.