Wearables

Wearables in health care refer to independent wearable medical devices that provide monitoring of vital health indicators and furnish information for individuals needed by them to have desirable control over their health results.

These devices are unique in the way that they can either be worn by an individual or implanted into clothing. They have a wide spectrum of usage in assessing heart rate, calories burnt, blood glucose, blood pressure etc. Most of these devices contain sensors that collect raw data, which are sent to a software application for analysis. This analysis triggers a response in form of medication alert or an alert to a physician to contact the patient.

In addition, these devices synchronize readings to an application installed into the smartphone and results can be tracked by the user. Portability and versatility of these devices are captivating customers, resulting in mass utilization. There are variety of wearables available in health care market. Examples include Bluetooth blood pressure monitor, Bluetooth blood glucose monitor, Bluetooth scales, sleep trackers, fitness trackers etc.

 

Bluetooth blood pressure monitor Bluetooth blood glucose monitor
It comes with a blood pressure monitoring cuff which is placed on the arm, and an outcome is recorded in the form of blood pressure and heart rate on the screen. It can take many successive readings and calculates average. Setting goals and reminders is another distinguishable feature of this device. Besides, readings can also be viewed in the form of graphs and charts for better comprehension and prompt management. All the readings are stored in the device and can be retrieved whenever required. It has a port to insert strip after withdrawing blood from an individual using lancet. Blood glucose value appears on the display. A range of indicators are found on this device that automatically detects out-of-range values in different colours. It also comes with a distinctive feature of setting reminders and reporting in form of graphs, charts. In addition, some monitors have electronic logbook where users can save meal information, activities, and medications.

 

 

Bluetooth scale Fitness trackers
This device records weight, BMI, body fat %, body water %, muscle mass, bone mass etc. One only needs to stand barefoot on this scale and reading comes automatically. It comes with a memory of 60-90 days and can be used by the whole family to track their progress. Smart scales can track individual differences and give readings discretely. It comes with a blood pressure monitoring cuff which is placed on the arm, and an outcome is recorded in the form of blood pressure and heart rate on the screen. It can take many successive readings and calculates average. Setting goals and reminders is another distinguishable feature of this device. Besides, readings can also be viewed in the form of graphs and charts for better comprehension and prompt management. All the readings are stored in the device and can be retrieved whenever required.

 

 

Healthcare is emerging with these smart devices, aiding in disease identification, prompt management, and prevention. Thus, smart wearables are generating a highly reliable, accessible, and resilient approach to self-motivated health behaviour.