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Mobile Wearable Devices are now Routinely used for Preventive Health Issues.

It is only a matter of time before medical wearables fully replace prescribed drugs and therapies. Tech has evolved and medicine has evolved with it. As much as the ordinary drugs and therapy illness treatment and prevention methods are still being widely applied in many areas, medical wearables have a number of advantages with very few disadvantages and this has made this approach increasingly preferable.

Mobile medical wearable devices have made it so convenient to monitor body metabolic activities, sleep patterns, body vitals, blood pressure and temperature amongst others. For most wearables, the data is usually processed electronically on a real-time basis and feedback is provided. In this way, wearables have become our daily way of preventing chronic health conditions including and not limited to sleep disorders, mental health disorders, cardiovascular disorders and even diabetes. There’s no doubt that mobile wearable devices will continue to gain dominance when it comes to medicine.

Most medical wearables are on or in your body almost if not all the time. This is so convenient in that you no longer need to make those frequent visits to your doctor or physician. This tech has caused a great positive impact on our lives as we get medical monitoring, self- diagnosis and self-treatment around the clock from anywhere without necessarily having to depend on a physician’s input. This convenience has actively contributed to the way the 21st-century tech market continues to flood with medical wearables.

We are in the age where mobile devices are a must-have and smartphones are gaining more relevance with each passing day. Within the past decade, various smartphones have been released into the market alongside a companion personalised smartwatch or fitness tracker. These phone-connected wearables have facilitated a more personalised medical monitoring which increases self-awareness and promotion of healthy habits through mobile apps that provide daily reminders to exercise. With the rapid development in mobile technology, the tech behind mobile wearable devices does not show any signs of slowing down in the foreseeable future.

Mobile medical wearables are the future for detecting and preventing chronic illnesses in this decade and beyond. Breast cancer, for instance, accounts for over 1.7 billion new cases annually. Mammograms may help detect tumours but breast wearables are here to change the game. You just wear it inside your bra and let it monitor cardiac metabolic changes associated with breast cancer. With this, you don’t have to visit a doctor for a mammogram, which is also hard to comprehend. That being said, your health is in your hands 24 hours a day.

With the emergence of smaller, more convenient and more accurate on-body monitors, it won’t be long before the market receives medical wearables that stimulate the body to respond appropriately and counter medical risks. We already have devices that vibrate when the blood pressure is too high or beep when body glucose levels change and instead of merely interpreting information on the screen, there is so much that can be done with the aid of wearables. In this tech, there is a lot of potentials yet to be tapped and in no time, the wearable medical tech will transform the healthcare landscape.

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David Evans

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