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HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY

Health Care technology could help keep people healthier and to look vibrant as they age. Whether at home or with other medical aids that come as a result of technological intervention. Thanks to advancements in health and beauty technology, treatments that were once only available through a professional salon/spa or doctor’s office can now be replicated in the comfort of our own connected smart homes.

Let’s take Neutrogena’s new dermatologist-grade at-home skin analysis tool for example, this skin analysis tool is attached to the user’s smartphone, reveals skin health that are invisible to the naked eye. It captures the size, depth and appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and measures the skin’s moisture levels and you don’t have to interpret the result, there is an app that can do the interpretation.

Telemedicine: through cameras in computers, tablets, and smartphones, visits to doctors have reduced because patients can visit doctors at the comfort of their homes. This save time, and drastically reduce costs allowing doctors to see more patients, it also drastically cuts costs.

This telemedicine setup is better than trying to relay information to your doctor or nurse, and then having them relay the message such that the specialist can hear the sound of your cough or see your swollen eyes. You can hear firsthand about your diagnosis and treatment options. Telemedicine is considered a regular healthcare service. In most cases, it should be billable to your health care insurance without issue.

HeartGuide also tracks sleep quality, and can be programmed to take the wearer’s measurement while they’re asleep, the time during which the risk of heart attack rises.  This technology activates automatically when there is any change in the heart level from previous readings and then provides you with accurate readings. And for all those who struggle to sleep soundly at night, Hongkongers report  that there is a SmartSleep device; a new deep sleep-inducing head-worn wearable. Beyond merely tracking sleep patterns, this device has two small sensors that intervene with technology to boost periods of slow-wave sleep in real time. Sleep experts and neurologists have collaborated on the brand’s proprietary advanced sleep analysis algorithms to lull the user with customized audio tones that enhance the depth and duration of sleep. An accompanying app logs improvement over time and provides tips and advice on how to get the best possible night’s sleep.

Wireless Vital Sign Patch Monitors: this enable rural area physicians to continue monitoring their patients as they transition from hospital care back to their homes. Having fast and easy access to vital signs, since vital signs are a crucial part of patient checkups, these wireless monitors could play a huge role in the widespread adoption of telemedicine, especially for remote patients.

Glooko is a companion tool for telemedicine software it enables rural area physicians to better remotely collect and synthesize diabetic patient data. By using the Glooko platform, physicians can see a patient’s glucose data along with their diet, exercise, medications, and sleep patterns. This means more informed treatment advice from physicians and better self-care adherence for diabetic patients.

Article by: Busayo Tomoh

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