Wearing your health – Latest health tech

25 Sep

Most of us are familiar with the saying “prevention is better than cure”. The phrase draws attention to the ways in which wearables are changing preventative care.

Something that cannot be overlooked is that while it’s well and good to think that prevention is better than cure, it’s also the more difficult option. Especially for doctors. Which is why treatment-based care is pretty much the norm. Until latest health tech becomes more readily available that is.

The medical field is recognising just how important it is to focus on preventative care. The sad reality though, is that most hospitals are struggling to keep up with the latest technology in the first place (this could be due to inadequate funding), so slow progress is to be expected.

That doesn’t mean that preventative care has hit a wall. Like a miracle in progress, many physicians, medical administrators and technologists have formed a coalition to create unique solutions to the many problems affecting healthcare today. These solutions range drastically from diagnosis techniques to standard administration. In the end, the ideal is to improve on patient care absolutely, and on every level.

Enter latest wearable health technology

There’s no denying that there are many hurdles in the healthcare industry, but one particular technology, wearables, is something that consumers have welcomed. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs haven’t taken to the tech as readily, but they should. This technology is something that can change everything in terms of preventative care.

Healthccare professionals are already starting to learn the value of remote monitoring. Some doctors are keeping track of patients conditions between visits quite effectively. They do this by using applications and programs that just need a device and the internet access to work.

Not sure how this works?

Think of the diabetic whose glucose monitor sends an alert when health conditions are poor. Think of a heart rate monitor or pacemaker that alerts the medical professionals when a patient is in distress. Now that you think of it this way, the possibilities seem endless, don’t they?

How latest health tech may affect the medical and healthcare industry in the near future

  • Wearables will become less imposing. Big and bulky wearables will see a change as smaller hardware becomes available for patients to wear comfortably.
  • Smart hearables will become possible. Imagine a hearing aid that knows to dull the noise of a loud crash and increase the audibility of a quiet whisper. This technology will be possible in the future.
  • Real-time language translation will be made possible for medical professionals utilising wireless headphones. These can translate in real time and make real medical assistance possible for people who are travelling or in an area where they don’t speak the local language.

These are just 3 of the latest technologies that will affect the medical field.

Do you know of any other ways in which wearables can potentially help the healthcare industry? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions.

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