Wearables are Helping to Treat Disease and Disability

We are progressing towards a modern society where everything becomes possible through technologies. Various wearable devices are coming out to help people suffering from disabilities. Wearable technologies are smart electronic devices that are worn to track or detect health conditions. From a current research it has been stated that around 15-20% of the people are suffering from various types disabilities. Want to know more about wearables and healthcare? Keep reading this article!  

In Healthcare sectors various wearable technologies are there which help improving many diseases and controlling health issues such as monitoring physical activity, weight control, behaviors, physiological issues in daily life etc. You can measure heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, blood oxygen saturation etc through wearable technologies. People now-a-days count every little things on their wearable device which is cool because self-monitoring for a good health is not bad. This wearable technology may change the healthcare systems. There are some ways by which wearables are impacting the Healthcare:

  • Out of curiosity people track and share their health status with the wearables to the doctors, which is not even recommended by the doctor. People used to track their sleep or exercise patterns and routines which are not even related to medical record but are necessary for a healthy mind, body
  • Everything becomes virtual even doctor’s visit is also possible virtually. Without visiting physically doctor can check health status through the wearables. Virtual doctor visit saves the time and energy. This is also a good option for the elder people, small kids because they don’t have to move from their house with pain and other uncertain conditions 
  • People with disabilities can take the help of wearables without going outside. There were special glasses for blind people, special tactile shoes with GPS technology systems, wearables for  improving heart disease etc
  • Patient can monitor themselves remotely and warning can be sent to the health centre. Patients measure their blood pressure, glucose levels, heart rate etc. An attendant can take care of 50-100 patients from computer dashboards, even in any emergency situation signals will be received and they will take actions immediately
  • Wearables can also stop any pain through remote treatment. Morning sickness, anxiety, stress, weakness everything can be treated through wearables. Recently a new wearable has been constructed by Google mostly for clinical participants. Heartbeat rhythm, Skin temperature can be measured through this

Monitoring Physical Activities, diseases and disabilities through Wearable Technologies!

Patients wear wearables 24/7 to detect any abnormal conditions which help the doctors in diagnosing their problems. These wearables are called medical wearables or preventive disease wearables. Along with heart disease, heart rate and body temperature wearables help to treat chronic disease such as diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, pulmonary disease, heart arrhythmia, breast cancer etc. Disabled people are highly benefited from these technologies. There are touch screen on wearables to access various graphical representations in auditory form for hearing-related disabled peoples. Various head-tracking signals, special glasses, shoes etc are available for them. 

Some examples of wearable technologies in Healthcare sectors:

Fitbit is a fitness tracker. These are wristbands provided with sensor which helps to track heart rate, physical act. People will get various health recommendations on various smartphone apps by wearing this wristband. Smart Health Watches are used to measure steps. Monitoring heart rhythm is possible through Apple Heart Study app, ECG Monitors, Blood Pressure Monitors; Biosensors are some of the wearable devices. Dot, Talkkit, UNI, MAP, AXS, and Smart Eyewear helps people who are living with disabilities.  

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