Wearable healthcare technology is moving much beyond the fitness and health devices such as the daily step counters and heart rate trackers. In the last decade, there has been an unprecedented growth in wearable technology sales and wearable technology usage. The growth of medical monitoring devices as well as wearable in the healthcare field, are major key elements. There is an increasing incidence of several diseases linked with diabetes, heart, hypertension, and obesity that has contributed to wearable adoption.
Some of the newest trends in wearable health technology and health monitoring devices are as follows:
- Sleep trackers
Sleep trackers are a popular device. Some of the wearable health devices have many features including sleep and fitness trackers. Several apps are there on your phone through which you can connect with a sleep tracker. A sleep tracker tracks the time duration you have slept and also how deep you have slept. It shall monitor the noise including talking and snoring. It will find out the best time you should wake up to avoid morning grogginess.
Several trackers are there that can monitor and measure blood pressure, stress, body and weight fat, exposure to sunlight, and temperature. You have a tracker, which can monitor the heart rate via ECG that measures your heart’s electrical pattern. This trend is becoming hugely popular, and some smartphones have a built-in feature to track health. It is a hugely popular trend and smartphones have a feature of health tracking.
In the wearable health technology, smartwatches are growing in demand. Smartwatches are highly popular with consumers. These watches can share their data with professionals in the medical sector. This company has made its data secure hugely secure. Another medically trusted smartwatch known as Embrace can monitor seizures. It uses machine learning for checking tonic-clonic seizures and it sends alters to its caregivers.
- Glucose Monitors
CGMs or Continuous glucose monitors are becoming hugely popular because diabetic patients can wear these devices the whole day and night and keep a watch on their glucose levels. This device is hugely popular because a patient can see his glucose level at a quick glance. Patients just have to perform finger pricking blood test two times a day for checking whether the readings are similar on both devices.
Glucose levels help their patients to make informed choices regarding the kind of physical activities, food, and medication they need. These glucose monitors use a small sensor that is inserted under the skin of a patient that tests glucose levels and they send this information to smartphones.
- Cardiac monitors
Wearable health technology to measure heart rates is available in multiple forms including armbands and smartwatches, however, many devices are designed for serious medical conditions than daily fitness trackers that are worn on the chest as a patch. These devices are curated by cardiac technicians. They need very less effort from users and there is very little lifestyle disruption for maintaining an uninterrupted signal.