Digital Salutem
08 November 2021

Wearable Tech ‘s Next Frontier: Helping Doctors and Patients

By João Bocas

Wearable tech have become a vital technological advancement in today’s society. Their uses relates to consumer technology as well as medical purposes, including the avoidance of the COVID-19 virus infection. The two types of wearable technology devices incorporate a device that can be worn on a person’s wrist, such as a smartwatch, and a stand-alone device, which is a smaller square-shaped device that can be attached to a keychain or carried in one’s pockets. Some common health related apps include movement trackers, heart rate monitors, pedometers, blood pressure checkers, augmented reality glasses and more.

Due to recent advancements in technology, wearable technology has become more prominent within the United States, specifically throughout California. Wearable technology, which is also known as “wearables” are small yet powerful technology devices that can be worn around the wrist, neck, or other areas on the body. Some applications include heart rate monitors, pedometers, blood pressure checkers, smartwatches and much more.

Possibly the most widespread use of wearables is in consumer electronics. A smartwatch or fitness-tracker is the perfect way to stay in contact without carrying around your phone, while augmented reality glasses can expand your desktop computer experience. Health-wearables are also increasing in popularity, with many new apps providing vital information about your health and vital signs.

Wearables are used to enhance your living. You can connect them to your social media accounts, track your health, track your fitness, connect them to your credit cards and more. The top wearable tech companies worth billions of dollars include Tomo Health, Jawbone and Fitbit .

This knowledge could be used to track the long term effects of COVID-19 which has recently developed. This allows for patients to monitor their own health by having live updates, thus the healthcare professionals are aware if any complications occur in not only the initial stages but also in the future stages. Although these devices can have benefits, they could also have potential disadvantages which include that the patients may not charge the device regularly and therefore it is not working when it is needed. As well as this, similar to tablets and mobile phones, these devices are expensive for users who are on NHS. Thus people may be unwilling to invest in something

The data that is collated using this device could be used to track the long-term effects of C0VID-19, which has recently developed. This allows for patients to monitor their own health by having live updates, thus the healthcare professional are aware if any complications occur in not only the initial stages but also in the future stages. Although these devices can have benefits, they could also have potential disadvantages which include that the patients may not charge the device regularly and therefore it is not working when it

Remote monitoring with the benefit of robotic wearable tech

Remote medical services with wearable and robotics-based technologies will experience above-average growth throughout the forecast period. Remote medical services enable healthcare delivery with distance limitations. The use of remote healthcare seeks to reduce costs incurred in traveling to specialized hospitals and reduce the time patients with chronic conditions spend traveling to hospitals for care.

Robotic wearable tech devices are utilized for diagnosing diseases, analyzing medical images, performing routine examinations, and providing therapy. These devices allow doctors to diagnose diseases remotely in areas with minimal access to professional medical services.

The use of wearables in digital health

The continuous use intention of wearable technology in healthcare applications is driven by its usefulness, and at the same time, technology acceptance plays an important role when the technology functions quickly. The effect of helpful functions on continuous use behaviour is independent of attitude and perceived ease to use and time spent using the device.

Wearable technologies are sold with the promise of supporting users to achieve their health goals, but this is seldom observed in practice. This paper develops an empirical model to identify some determinants of acceptance and continuous use of wearable technologies for physical activity tracking.

Wearable devices such as smart watches and fitness trackers managed, stored, and processed data by using a centralised cloud system. Smart watches have the additional security issues of exposing sensitive information with a public cloud management solution. Our technology uses a distributed approach where each data point is identified and secured using a public key cryptography algorithm. Each device is given a public key which is used for authentication with another device or user. We have been focusing on aligning our development efforts with National level policies/standards of the country along with internationally accepted practices.’

The wearable technology introduces a real next-gen computing platform that utilizes data from all kinds of sensors and devices. However, collecting, aggregating and processing the massive amount of data from different devices and sensors is a steep challenge. To solve this challenge, a new system architecture needs to be built from the ground up which allows easy addition of new devices and services with security built in from the beginning.

With a decentralized wearable technology network, data can be stored and processed at the edge of the network. For example, if a user is going for a jog and does not want to take all his/her wearable technology such as smartphone, personal health monitor, or electronic pedometer along, then he/she can choose to not take those devices with him/her. However, the device will continue to capture data and transmit it wirelessly to another node on the network (say a home server) and continue until it reaches its destination (say a centralized cloud). The decentralized wearable technology network with two or more wearable technologies also makes

 

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