4 Most Promising Areas for Wearables Devices in Healthcare
Widespread use of wearable technology in healthcare industry is imminent due to the benefits the technology provides.
Many wearable health monitoring devices like Fitbit or Jawbone, that aim to track personal fitness results, have already been widely marketed to customers. Other devices meant for professional use often need FDA approval, making their way to the market slower.
What are the most promising areas of application for wearables in future healthcare?
Monitoring and Diagnosis
Mayo Clinic and Preventice together developed the BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System. This is a highly portable, lightweight, wireless innovative sensor that can be adhered to the patient's skin. Integrated with Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smartphones, it monitors heart and respiratory rates.
Biometric data from the sensor device is uploaded to a cloud-based mHealth platform which medical professionals can securely access anytime.
Fitness and Sport
Pulse, oxygen level, steps are taken and calories burned – this is the data that many wearable devices nowadays are able to monitor. The form factor varies from wristbands and smart watches to clips, necklaces and even smart rings. One of the stylish examples - Mistfit Shine. The mobile app reads the information from the sensor and lets users track their daily fitness activities.
Managing Chronic Conditions, e. g., Diabetes
Managing diabetes is a challenge that many tech companies have been trying to solve. The device developed by Pancreum is not on the market yet. This small, portable device functions as artificial pancreas and is able to continuously monitor glucose level, deliver insulin, glucagon, cortisol, and adrenaline needed to avoid hypoglycemia. Via Bluetooth, it connects to a mobile app on a user’s smartphone and displays all the needed graphs and charts, such as glucose level, insulin, and glucosamine intake, and others.
Elderly Care & Home Care
People with age-related health concerns often want to live independently in their own homes.CarePredict has been working on a system consisting of a monitoring wristlet, motion detectors attached to a rooms’ walls and the web & mobile applications that collect the data. The app analyzes the health data as well as the body posture and its location in the house. If the app detects something unusual, like a patient lying down on the floor, it automatically sends an alert to the members of the family or to the other caregivers.
Archer Software provides healthcare wearable device software development services and has a lot of experience developing applications. Here in Archer Software, we are happy to contribute to our clients' mission and help the healthcare industry to benefit from novel and proven information technologies. We do always keep abreast of the latest trends in health care software development and provide advanced solutions to our clients. Our experts are prepared to cooperate in your wearable app development for healthcare project implementation disregarding current project state or your product lifecycle be it business analysis phase, UI design, architecture development, building hardware interfaces, integration with third-party systems, existing software upgrades, testing or NetOps support.
Archer’s healthcare software projects portfolio comprises:
HIPAA-Compliant Online Communications Platform for Mobile Health One, Inc. allowing healthcare providers to securely communicate with their patients and other professionals via computer or mobile device.
A computerized system for brain blood vessels examination.
Pain & sensory evaluation system software for Medoc Ltd.
If you’re thinking about developing an application for any Wearables Devices in Healthcare, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.