Wearable Technology

Technology is no longer limited to stationary or even portable devices. Most recently, technology has become “wearable” and even more recently, streamlined into the skin to make the devices more discreet. This is a remarkable development that can improve the well being of its users, provided they use the wearable technology.  This new phenomenon primarily relies on the use of sensors to transmit data to computers or data banks where the information can be stored and easily accessed.  Wearable technology has made its way to both consumers and large corporations.

On the consumer side, the use of wearable technology has many possibilities – including positively impacting one’s health in tracking vital body functions (heart rate, blood pressure, walking steps, etc.).  In addition, wearable technology has increased the ease of access to mobile devices. Some consumers can now receive and read text messages on their watches.

Tech companies are only beginning to capitalize on the possibilities this new technology holds. While there still is some room for improvement in creating something more reliable for individual consumers, the medical industry is one of many that is benefitting on the corporate scale.

Hospitals, clinics and other medical care providers have found wearable technology very effective in delivering usable solutions to their clients. Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff are able to check on their patients in real time due in large part to wearable technology equipped to the patient. In some cases doctors can conduct checkups remotely because devices like thermometers and blood pressure monitors can have an IP address for web connectivity. Other examples include bracelets or necklaces with sensors that can calculate this data and subsequently its transmit the information to the doctor. This allows doctors to use proper judgment in making decisions that have life-altering ramifications. In some medical cases, immediate action can save a patient’s life. Fostering constant communication between doctors and critical patients can be the difference between life and death–and wearable technology can provide that constant communication.

Wearable technology is quickly becoming the new preferred method to receiving data in real time. Wearable technology has impacted all levels of business from individual consumers to organizations to large corporations. This new phenomenon has shown to be very versatile in its infancy, having a number of uses: reading text messages, communicating with medical professionals, and more. Its adaptability suggests that wearable technology is here to stay and will only get better. Wearable technology is the future, and for wearable technology the sky is the limit.