One of the most challenging issues of the present century is public healthcare. While many countries have made a positive development in different fields the public healthcare is one of the most pertinent issues that create a cause for worry. There are a number of countries where the poor state of public healthcare poses challenging situation to the government. However, it is not only the poor section of the society who is afflicted by health issues. Apart from malnutrition the unregulated lifestyle also invites health issues. However, the wearable technology now seems to be poised to join hands with healthcare sector helping in forming a better world.
What are wearable?
Wearable indicate the functional technology that can be worn over the body in the form of accessories or apparel. For example, your Smartphone watch can be called a wearable. In the field of healthcare constant monitoring, accuracy of data and communicating any vital changes are paramount for the positive results. So, by the use of wearable the vital body data of an individual is collected and sent to the healthcare professional using enhanced communication methods.
Wearable are here to stay
The popularity of wearable can be established from the fact that a palpable surge in the sales of Wearable can be seen. For example the Smartwatches that sold worth $15 million in 2014, are expected to touch the figure of $373 million by the end of this decade. And this is not the isolated case. Many wearable are experiencing surge in the total sales
Practical benefits of wearable
Ironically, a huge portion of poverty-ridden population lives in far flung areas that are generally inhospitable and thus it is not conducive for the healthcare professionals to reach there. Devoid of regular health check-ups and consultant, the underprivileged population start experience deterioration in their health. However, if such population is encouraged to use the wearable, it would be easier to consistently monitor their vital health stats like heartbeat, BP and pulse rate. Besides, it will help in storage of such data and help in forming digital medical history.
The use of wearable helps in proper monitoring of the lifestyle and thus aims at preventing the diseases or disorders rather than finding a cure when the diseases has already attacked and weakened the immune system.