It is no secret that technology is used in the health industry in a fairly large capacity. With the increasing use of technology, there are more and more ways that it is being used to aid your healthcare.
Not convinced? Here are a few ways technology can be used to help you keep on top of your health.
If you are someone who likes to keep on top of your fitness and exercise, you may want to invest in some wearable tech. Fitness wearables and tech have the capability to aid people in achieving their fitness goals as well as reducing health risks associated with bad health habits.
The technologies that help in achieving this goal are wearable fitness trackers, smart scales, digital scales for body composition, heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors and pedometers to name but a few.
From smartphones to wearables, technology is reshaping how we track and improve our wellness, by bringing health into the palms of our hands.
Health care is changing the way patients receive care due to new advances in technology. “There’s an app for that” is one of the most common sayings these days. There are also many online platforms through which you can connect with a doctor online, get a second opinion and more. The biggest change in recent times has been the inclusion of technology within the health care system itself for the likes of online appointments and 24-hour support for patients.
From the common to the Coronavirus, our technology helps us research medical problems. The internet has certainly opened the ability to research. We all simply want to “Google it” and let “Dr Google” ‘explain’ the what and why of the symptoms to us.
You can enter your query or questions into the search bar of the search begins to get answers about a certain symptom and find out all the associated with them/it. People can check through a list of symptoms to determine their risk level for certain ailments. However, there are also other ways to research without relying on Dr Google.
Technology helps prevent death. For example, by connecting to the internet, you can monitor your baby through a smartphone camera connected to just about any smart home security system. You can even keep tabs on him or her from miles away. You can also keep install detectors such as proximity detectors or fall detectors for the elderly so that they can get help in these situations.
Also, as connected health technologies are developed, they improve chronic disease management and the chance of surviving a sudden cardiac event. Some smartphones also allow you to save your medical details into your phone so that you can provide this information quickly and easily in case of an emergency.
The belief that technology is bad for your health has been around since the invention of the technology. But the truth is that technology can do a lot to improve your wellbeing and fitness and it’s already doing so in many places around the world.