Wearable is changing the Healthcare Industry worldwide
A few years back, the idea of 24/7 monitoring and tracking of your health would have seemed like something out of the world. The modern smart technologies like smartphones, smartwatches, heart rate monitors and other smart devices have to reform the healthcare industry and are changing the way doctors are approaching the patient care across the board. The technology enables us to monitor several biological factors like Heart rate, Stress level, Exercise performed that day/week/month, Calories burned, RHR, Sleep cycles, Steps were taken, etc. This type of data tracking gives us a comprehensive and accessible snapshot of our health instantaneously.
Wearables can be in any form such as smart watches, wristbands, shoes, shirts, shorts, headbands, caps, eyeglasses, belts, necklaces, etc. Most of these having sensors that generate raw data, these data then fed to the smart decision-making software application for analysis and this analysis leaves the acknowledgment. For example, an acknowledgment to a doctor to contact a patient who is suffering from abnormal symptoms can help him communicate with the patient and predict probable actions to treat the patient.
There is some wearable technology which providing solutions in the predictive healthcare field to address a wide range of health issues. The device uses the unique approach to wearable health technology in the behavioral health field. This device allows you to better train your mental and physical response to stress. This device measures your heart rate and breath and teaches you to control your body’s natural stress response through gentle, safe biofeedback exercises. It provides the ability to monitor and positively control your behaviors, emotions and improve your self-regulation. This kind of devices helps us in many acute events we see, such as relapse, are brought on in part by stress and anxiety triggers, this type of device has the potential to not only improve the level of care for patients but also to save lives.
Wearable devices have the potential to shift the healthcare landscape beyond just the behavioral health field. If providers can utilize wearable technology to help patients regulate stress and anxiety levels, this could reduce the amount providers must depend on pharmaceutical solutions for several physiological conditions such as Stroke, Heart disease, Digestion Issues, Insomnia, Anxiety disorders, Immune system disorders, Depression etc. One way of preventative medicine is reducing the chances of acute care moments. If a doctor can intervene before an event turns into an emergency room visit or emergency surgery, they’re going to save valuable resources over time. It also will improve quality of life for patients: the quicker a patient can be diagnosed and treated the better off they will be in the long run.
The evolution of Pacemakers(which is categorized as a “wearable” just like any smartwatch you can purchase today) is helping doctors to take decision smartly because now Pacemakers are available with wireless technologies that can transfer data in real time. The large vitamin size Pacemaker’s data can be accessed immediately by patients, doctor or care providers to provide information like heart rate, whether the device has been activated and its battery life and for those whose condition is severe, this data could make the difference between life and death.
Fitness wearables such as Smart Watches or Smart Bands helps us in monitoring or tracking fitness-related metrics such as distance walked/run, calories burned and heartbeat rate and quality of sleep. These devices synced with the computer or Smart Phone for real-time tracking of health-related data. It is mostly used by sports or fitness freaks or overweight people, which helps them to monitor physical activities or to a guided weight loss program.
Wearable is changing the healthcare scenario worldwide and the acceptance of wearables is here to make a positive impact. Healthcare is growing towards smart wearable technologies with which disease can be detected, prevented and precautions can be taken.