At one point of time wearable simply meant something that can be worn but the term has changed its definition in the recent years. In the present era, wearable is any functioning digital technology that can be worn over the body. It could be a belt that can monitor the flow of your blood or a bracelet that monitors and collects your pulse rate. In many cases, the wearables are used for monitoring and managing the health. Once a privilege of rich people the wearables are now making fast inroads to reach the lower middle class too.
There are several benefits offered by wearables, like:
Data driven healthcare
There is a close relation between healthcare and data. The timely availability of vital data like pulse rate, BP and heartbeat can reveal some vital information about one’s health. However, it is not practical for a person or even healthcare professional to keep on monitoring the changing body data consistently. With the help of wearables, the important data can automatically be collected, stored and used to check the health condition of the wearer.
Prevention of lifestyle generated diseases
Many of the lifestyle generated diseases arise because of unregulated daily life. However, by wearing the smart wearables a person can have a wholesome view of the implication of his daily lifestyle on his health and thus he can adopt a healthy lifestyle. Many wearables also issue health warnings. For example, one can reduce the intake of salt if he finds the abnormality in his BP via a warning issued by wearables.
Efficient Public healthcare
The collection and storage plays a great role in identifying the major challenges of the public healthcare over a period. With the help of wearables, the vital data can be collected, shared and stored. Thus, it can also help the public health department to function in a more efficient way.
The patients can transcend the time and distance limitations, by instantly sharing any information collected with the concerned healthcare professional.
The following infographic focuses on some unknown facts about the wearable technology: