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Wearables Doubling Up As Your Doctor

January 03, 2015 | About:

Technology is assuming a giant space in our life. From communication to transportation to healthcare every segment of our life has participation from technology in one or the other format. Phones got replaced by smart phones, TVs got replaced by smart TVs, homes are getting replaced by smart homes and as the technology evolve and gets smarter and smarter it is also becoming and inseparable part of our lives. One of the important segments of modern day technology is the wearable segment. Apart from enhancing communication convenience by packing the power of your smartphone strapped to your wrist it will also double up as your doctor keeping a track of your heart and health. This is one segment where almost all the global tech giants from Samsung (SSNLF) to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are focusing on and the R&D wing of these tech companies are trying to pack as many features possible in the wearable from controlling your smartphone to monitoring your heart.

The Wearable outlook for 2015

According to Dr. Mark Armstrong, a renowned radiologist, in the recent days it might happen that the only diagnostic tools physicians may really need to diagnose patients remotely is a wearable that can track the patient’s pulse, level of oxygen in the blood and level of glucose. Physicians may need more measurements for a complete workup, but for remote diagnostics on the fly, these vitals may suffice.

The Apple watch one of the latest marvel gadget from the Apple stable may go a long way in providing the statistics doctors need to assess the health of a normal person. The laser embedded on the back of the Watch can monitor the pulse beat and also measure the level of oxygen in the bloodstream by taking a count of the color strains in your blood cells through your translucent skin. Sugar levels are also detectable.

The Apple Watch is also powered with an accelerometer to measure your body’s activity and provide information like calories gained or lost through a time span. The built in GPS/WiFi calibrates the distance you move. Your physical activity indicates the number of calories you burn.

Apple Wearable on Expert Radar

Market research firm IHS Technology (IHS) says “consumers will spend more than $2.2 billion in 2015 on wristbands, arm bands, and other devices that track their moves and health statistics and send data to their smartphones.

New fitness apps are coming to market that use Apple’s new HealthKit platform, available on iOS8. The platform organizes health information to make it easier to interpret. It collects data about your physical activity and lets you compare it to a benchmark and set new goals.”

Developers across the globe are also targeting the health space and coming up with various apps on fitness program that use the bio data. They can suggest tailored fitness workout programs to suit your health objectives. These fitness apps take a stock of your goals and objectives depending upon your health conditions, whether they are to improve cardiovascular, build muscle or lose weight. They develop a routine that meets your objectives and set it as a benchmark for your daily activity and then monitor your day to day activity against the benchmark to generate regular personal health reports.

Fitstar has developed a fitness program that like a videogame has an endless number of possible endings giving you an array of options to maintain your health wellness. Once you start the program, and outline your objectives, the algorithm serves up sequences that are always different, yet meet your objectives.


With all the advancement, convenience, comfort and luxury that we enjoy today courtesy the rapid technological advancement and evolution happening worldwide one important part that we have always struggled to keep pace with is our health. Never did we have an answer to what is best suited for our health and often landed up either overworking or underworking. But now technology has come to the help of designing a fitness regime tailored for a particular individual so that we don’t have to imitate or copy from some fitness freaks whose body structure might be quite different from us and in doing such imitations often damage our existing health. Whatever might be the case it is certain that in the recent times to come technology will answer all our queries and needs. From communication to health every walk of our life will be accompanied by a dossier from the tech space. Hence it would also be prudent as investors to make our investment portfolio more technology oriented for a better financial health and wellness.

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