Wearable tech has been around for decades, and its greatest use so far has been to monitor statistics such as steps taken in a day, heart rate during exercise, and calories burned. Yet as wearables grow ever more sophisticated, so do their uses beyond simply monitoring a user’s steps.
Today, more medical professionals are encouraging their use by patients in order to monitor conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. With the use of wearables, medical practitioners and patients can work more closely together to create personalized care and see that its tenets are followed.
As interest in how wearables can help patients and physicians manage health information grows, so will the innovations in the industry. Learn more about the growth of wearables in health information from this resource created by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Online Health Informatics program:
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