Thanks to your smartphone, bracelet or watch, today you can know how many kilometres you have walked, if your heart rate is adequate or if your blood oxygen is at an acceptable level. A long list of telemedicine devices that, together with an appointment with an online doctor, can give a complete vision about your health.
With wearables, smart devices or telemedicine devices, which you can carry naturally and comfortably, you will even know if you have been sitting too long. Or if you have suffered a fall. And what about its possibilities to analyze if you sleep well or if you suffer from sleep interruptions or snore frequently. It may seem silly, but combining the consultation of an online doctor and the data provided by your wearables, you will know reliably if you are healthy. Or if you should start taking care of yourself a little more.
Technology at the service of your health. And, the best, at cheaper prices than a few years ago. What’s more, unlike the devices of yesteryear, they fit perfectly in your arm or pocket and you can carry them all day thanks to their battery life.
Permanent Surveillance of your vital signs
You may have iron health or have a chronic pathology. It is also possible that you have reached that age where you think that you should take care of yourself a little more if you want to age without too many health ailments.
Whatever your situation, having a telemedicine device will help you learn a little more about how your body works. And if your health is adequate or you need to change certain habits. All with the naturalness and comfort with which you can wear a watch or a bracelet on your arm. Without heavy or complex machines full of cables and sensors placed all over your body.
Beyond proposing a more active life and changing sedentary habits for physical activity, smart bracelets and watches serve both to help us practice more sport and to know if our body is okay.
To cite several examples. Since wearables hit the market, many have seen them as an opportunity to be constantly monitored and know their vital signs. Diabetics, people with cardiovascular problems or heart disease, individuals with neuromuscular problems or the elderly …
Unlike a doctor, obviously, a wearable we always carry with us, monitoring our vital signs. The result, knowing if your blood oxygenation is adequate. Or, more importantly, detect a possible arrhythmia before it leads to a major heart problem.
The information provided by these telemedicine devices can be of vital importance when we speak with our doctor. Or if we contact a doctor online through a call or video call. It is the difference between a sensation or symptom and data obtained through monitoring. Employing sensors and specialized technology.
Telemedicine and Telecare
The wearables emerged as focused devices sport and physical activity. Then they expanded their field of action to telemedicine and health. But there is another environment in which the smart devices that we carry with us are very useful: telecare.
Knowing if an elderly person or person who requires special attention is monitoring their constants or detecting if they have suffered a fall or an epileptic seizure is something that we have at our fingertips thanks to a simple smartwatch that can even be programmed to call a telephone number. emergency.