Healthcare You Can Wear

By Elizabeth Montalbano – It used to be that if a doctor wanted to find out a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, or other vital signs, it would require a visit to the office or the hospital. That’s all been changing with the design and maturation of wearable sensor technology, which will give doctors or other caregivers the ability to monitor a person’s health remotely through a patch worn on the body.

The technology — from Vancive Medical Technologies, Proteus Digital Health, and others — paves the way for a range of new applications in weight management, wellness, and prevention programs that could improve a person’s health, and actually eliminate the need for doctor visits. more>


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