Wearable Devices: The Future of Healthcare?
Humans’ increased focus on personal fitness has been met with consumer electronics and apparel companies producing wearable devices that track every step, sit-up, sleep pattern and more. The era of tracking your personal health’s ‘big data’ is now starting. But the surface has only been scratched as technology continues to develop at a blistering pace: smartphones and tablets with as much computing power as desktop PCs from only a few years ago; near-eye displays, such as Google Glass; and a slew of advanced sensors and processors making their way into even the simplest of devices. Learn how the convergence of health and wearable personal technology can usher in a revolution in personal healthcare in every corner of the globe, whether allowing physicians to diagnose problems and administer care remotely, or provide instant communication for patients with other healthcare professionals to ensure faster, more accurate care for a broader range of patients.