Staying healthy with wearables
March 08, 2016
Wearables have the potential to completely change the way we manage our own health, as well as improve how healthcare is delivered to us.
A recent study highlighted that the number of US consumers using health-related wearables has doubled in the past two years.
With the development of thin and lightweight flexible sensors, we’re no longer constrained to bulky pedometers or conspicuous hearing aids – discreet wearables are now a possibility. Furthermore, with smaller frameworks for the electronics, there’s potential to monitor and transfer larger amounts of vital data.
The infographic below shows the current healthcare situation and looks to the future whereby wearables will help us to be better engaged with our own health, as well as ease demand on healthcare systems and improve patient services.