Future of Healthcare with Wearable App Development
Posted By : Khushboo Arora | 06-Dec-2019
Next-gen technologies like wearables and Artificial Intelligence have made a significant impact on the healthcare industry. Wearable devices like fitness bands are enabled for tracking heart rate, steps taken, or activities performed. Other wearable devices like hearables, smart clothing are enabled for gathering a person’s fitness-related data to evaluate their health condition.
AI and Big Data empowered wearables provide valuable data to healthcare professionals. Wearable devices can be used for people with medical conditions that require constant monitoring of professionals. Data acquired through the wearables sometimes serves as an indication of the sedentary lifestyle or poor living standard of a person.
According to the CSS Insight reports, 233 million smart wearable devices will be sold by 2022, becoming a $27 billion+ market. The growth of fitness bands or smart wearables is attributed to its capability of monitoring health. Wearable technology is emerging and there is a huge level of potential for innovation in the area.
According to the Startista reports, the global market for wearables in healthcare is expected to grow by 4.4 billion U.S dollars globally.
Oodles Technologies is a wearable app development company. We develop apps for smartwatches, fitness bands, smart glasses, and more.
Wearable App Development in the Healthcare Industry
Elderly Care with Wearables: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the aging population of U.S people 65 above will be 78.0 million by 2035 which is more than the younger generation (76.7 million).
It is essential for healthcare institutes to equip older adults with smart wearables that can support in elderly care. Devices like Smart Glasses can enable seniors to manage their vision disability. Smart Glasses are accompanied by Augmented Reality (AR) to augment the existing world with additional information. Advanced smart glasses even provide additional details about the person coming towards them through facial recognition. Older people using smart glasses can feel safe when no one from the family is near to them.
Early diagnosis and Remote Monitoring: Fitness bands are modified with medical parameters to enable early detection of a medical condition. Irregularities in heart rates can serve as data to seek immediate medical help from the cardiac surgeons. Healthcare professionals can remotely monitor their patient’s condition in real-time using the data gathered through wearable devices.
Early Prevention of Chronic Diseases: Managing a chronic disease is a challenge for the healthcare industry. Medical institutes spend millions of dollars to care for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, and asthma. People are required to invest in wearables that can monitor patients’ healthcare data and prevent the disease from getting worse.
According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), asthma affects 25 million people every year in the U.S. also, 44,000 Asthma attacks occur every year in the U.S.
The main reason for these attacks is the lack of awareness of symptoms that can indicate risks of attacks.
Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring and Management (ADAMM) is an intelligent wearable system devised for Asthma Patients. The device communicates with a patient on their smartphone app and web portals through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular connections. The device is fitted to the upper body using skin-safe adhesives. It is useful in detecting asthma attacks and the prevention of respiratory disorders including cold, cough, etc.
Data Management: Apart from gathering patients’ heartbeats, wearables collect voluminous amounts of relevant data. Using the data healthcare professionals can evaluate the root cause of any medical condition. For instance, data collected through the fitness trackers enable physicians to identify the relationship between patients’ physical activity and calorie consumed.
Self Management: In certain chronic medical conditions, wearable devices data can enable users to self manage their health condition. Earlier blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring devices were used for evaluating patients’ severity. Data gathered through the user’s wearable device is automatically recorded to a smartphone or a website to attain actionable insights about their health outcomes. Efficient tracking enables healthcare experts to take desired actions for their overall progress. Smart wearables when connected with fitness apps having personal trainers can enable users to obtain maximum benefits.
Information Database: wearable device store users valuable data that can be used for an exhaustive analysis of the patient's condition. Medical professionals can use the data to understand the patient’s medical history. Smart patches can quickly evaluate irregularities in the data. The recorded data can be transferred to healthcare institutes to conduct their medical research. Wearables data can be used to streamline the training of medical practitioners.
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Khushboo is a Technology enthusiast. As a content strategist , she has a great affinity for discovering and sharing unique insights and resources with the tech community.