A look into the world of wearables tells us that it is growing and consistently filling the gap between technology and what we we wear. Over the years, the healthcare industry has been quick to adopt these devices with no signs of stopping; they have been able to offer wearers greater visibility into their health status and also allow them to make more informed decisions about their health.
Wearables have changed from simply counting steps. At the moment, there are wearable devices that can measure, monitor, report on our health and support our lives from the fabric of our clothing or even a piece on our skin. So whether you need a wearable to monitor your heart rate or blood pressure, here is a list of 3 cool wearables to own for a healthy lifestyle;
The story of Sleeping Beauty clearly shows that the survival of empires could rely on a good night’s sleep.
This device measures your sleep and is only one of the built-in health tracking wearable available to the Pebble Time family of smartwatches. Developed by Pebble in partnership with researchers at Stanford University, this sleep tracker when paired with the app automatically wakes you up at the best possible time so you’re rested and don’t feel wobbly at all. It can wake you with nature sounds, soothing music or puzzle alarms. It also helps you track your sleep, deep-sleep and warns you if you are running on a sleep deficit. This tracker even pays attention to the sound in the room while you are sleeping to catch you snoring, record you talking in your sleep, or help you diagnose sleep diseases.
The most popular and widely known healthcare wearables are the fitness and sport activity trackers. Of all the brands of fitness trackers in the ecosystem, Fitbit is the best-known. This device is a touch-screen wristwatch that not only tracks your steps and sleep, but also alerts you to incoming phone calls and text messages, monitors your heart rate with a built-in visual heart rate monitor and uses Global Positioning System (GPS) to track your outdoor activities.
As you probably know, stress is one of the biggest health risks in the 21st century. Stress might lead to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, headaches, anxiety etc. However, stress can be fought successfully with the help of wearable technology.
The PIP device is designed to give immediate feedback about your stress levels. Its smartphone app allow wearers learn how to reduce stress by transforming a depressing scene into a happy one while it actively relaxes the body and give you tips along the way.
Living better starts with constant awareness about our health; do you know of other healthcare wearables? Share with us in the comment box.