5 Wearable Technologies to Improve Patient Care

With an increase in the popularity of mHealth technology, wearables have now become a dominant part of healthcare services. They are here to stay and are already making huge impacts in the health industry and in patients’ lives. As companies are utilizing hardware and bio-analytics infused into mobile apps, disease management and monitoring have become quicker and easier. 

With the coming of the pandemic, everyone is going digital and companies are trying to meet the demands of digitalization. Wearables are the product of these demands and they are here to help patients monitor their health.

There are so many wearables that one can easily get confused so we will be counting down our Top 5 Wearables that can just work out for you and help you monitor your health comfortably.

  • Apple Series 6:

The Apple Series 6 smartwatch is an improvement on the Series 4 watch. It does everything the series 4 did even better and it is FDA approved. It is a 24/7 self-monitoring system that measures your oxygen blood level uses its observation to give you accurate information about your health. 

It also acts as an ECG to monitor your heartbeat and heart rhythm by measuring your blood pressure ability and it alerts you if something seems to be wrong. The app also allows you to measure your daily workouts and helps you to keep a good workout routine.

  • Polar H10: 

The Polar H10 Chest Strap is a monitoring device you wear around your chest that allows you to monitor your heart rate and fitness routine. It is one of the best out there. The strap can be easily connected to your mobile device through Bluetooth. 

  • Omron HeartGuide:

The Omron Heartguide is one of the best wearables around. It was launched in 2018 and was part of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019 list. The Omron Heartguide is a smartwatch that monitors your heart rate by keeping track of your blood pressure once placed on the wrist. The device not only monitors your heart rate but also your sleep activity and it offers suggestions on how to keep your heart healthy, making it one of the best tools for keeping track of one’s cardiovascular health.  It gives you the convenience of control anywhere and anytime.

  • Pip: 

Pip is a wireless biofeedback device that detects electrodermal activity (EDA). By wearing on your thumb, PIP is able to measure your stress level by communicating body variations to the connected mobile application. The app then uses video and audio content to help you manage your level of stress.  

  • L’Oreal Wearable Electronic UV Light Sensor:

L’Oreal is known for being a cosmetic company but they made their contribution to healthcare by manufacturing the Wearable Electronic UV Light Sensor. The device allows users to monitor their exposure to ultraviolet rays and keep their skin healthy. Prolonged exposure can lead to skin breakage and eventually skin cancer but with a wearable product like this that can be clipped onto one’s clothing users can monitor the UV exposure and keep themselves protected and safe.

Wearables are becoming a norm as they are favoured for their convenience, availability, and efficiency. They are helping to improve healthcare one patient at a time. 

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