While most diseases have a cure these days, doctors have to patiently listen to their patients to get to the root of their sickness. However, an average person lacks the correct medical knowledge to explain things in a way that’s easily understood by a doctor. It would be such a blessing to always have your physician keep an eye on you, making diagnosis a swift affair. While technology has yet to develop an omnipotent medical expert, there are ways that make it possible to some extent.
Benefits of Wearable Tech: For Doctors and Patients
Wearable technology has been around for some time and millions around the world have got a hang of it by now. Joggers use it to calculate the distance they’ve run and the calories they’ve burnt. Businessmen use it to take calls and make quick notes on the go. Doctors are using wearable technology to provide better healthcare. What are the benefits that this affords them and their patients?
- Personalised Healthcare Programs: Medical practitioners gain correct and insightful data from medically approved wearables. This helps them to offer personalised health programs to their patients, fine-tuned to the tiniest detail.
- Symptoms Detected Early: Wearable devices make it easier for the user to detect symptoms before they get worse. The medical parameters fed into the devices must be accurate and doctors can see to that.
- Reminders on Time: This very common feature in every wearable device, medical or not, makes sure that users get timely reminders for basic tasks like taking a walk or sleeping on time. The same feature can help patients to take their medication on time and set doctor appointments at regular intervals.
- Real-Time Records: The devices record and store medical information in real-time. This facilitates better analysis and diagnosis as doctors can keep their patients under observance when necessary.
- Lower Medical Expenses: When there is better and early diagnosis of ailments, patients are saved from incurring higher medical expenses and the harassment that comes along. They enjoy better health.
Wearable technology is shaping the way doctors provide their services. It’s also making people self-aware and more knowledgeable about their body and health. The market for wearable devices has been predicted to reach $12.1 billion by 2022, with the USA contributing the most. The future of wearable tech looks bright indeed.
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