By MedTech Outlook | Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The demand for wearable devices is increasing among the healthcare sector as it can be used for tracking the patient’s health.
FREMONT, CA: Today FitBits and smartwatches have become the mainstream because the wearable fitness technology has intertwined itself into the society. It is also estimated that the demand for wearable devices will increase more in the future.
Demand among consumers to monitor their health is increasing due to which wearable technology usage has tripled in the last few years. According to market researchers, almost 80 percent of consumers are ready to wear fitness technologies.
The rising demand for wearables among consumers has is driving the market growth. The insurers and companies can also see that supplying wearable health technology to the consumers and employees can be beneficial and profitable for every party.
What is wearable healthcare technology?
The wearable technologies in healthcare consist of electronic devices that the consumers can wear, such as smartwatches and Fitbits. These devices can gather the user’s health and exercise data.
Examples of Wearable Devices in Healthcare
Today the consumers want to take control of their health due to which they are keener on using wearable technologies, and this ideology is increasing its demand. It has also inspired the medical sector, including providers, technology companies, and insurers, to develop more innovative wearable devices like wearable monitors, Fitbits, and smartwatches.
Some of the simple forms of wearable technology and wearable fitness trackers are wristbands with sensors. The sensors can track the user’s physical activity and heart rate. Furthermore, these devices can also offer wearers with health and fitness recommendations by connecting with smartphone apps.
Smart Health Watches
With the smartwatches, the users can generally perform their phones on their phones like sending messages, making phone calls, and reading notifications while receiving the fitness trackers’ exercise and health tracking advantages.
Wearable ECG Monitors
The wearable ECG monitors are one of the innovative consumer electronics. These monitors are different from the smartwatches because they can measure electrocardiograms or ECGs. These monitors can measure ECG as well as to detect atrial fibrillation and send the data to the doctor. The device can even track the distance, elevation, and pace of the users.