Today’s Future: Wearable Technology
Are you ready to be introduced to one of the most popular topics of the past five years, wearable technology?
Wearable technologies are technological products designed to make our lives more comfortable, and they can be worn as a part of clothing or as personal accessories.
These products work by connecting to the internet and transferring the data through this network.
Wearable technology products can be categorized in various fields for various purposes. This technology serves a crucial role for the consumers in the area of entertainment, health, business, information, education, socialization, and security.
The most used wearable technologies recently cover smartwatches, smart wristbands, augmented reality items, smart glasses, jewelry, and even implants.
Due to the human-centered sector’s human-centered approach and the increasing trend in personalized health services, the health sector stands out as the area where wearable technologies will benefit the most.
In terms of patents, according to the report of the European Patent Office, the area where the most patent applications are made is medical technologies.
Many employers in the United States have turned to implement health-related wearable programs to see improvements in productivity, cost, and all employees, even saying that they will need to wear health and fitness trackers as a condition of employment.
Thanks to these data, it seems that the where employee productivity can be efficiently maximized and wearables optimized will not only be produced but will have no limits in the areas where this technology continues to expand.
However, some of the best wearable products that stand out in healthcare are
Proteus Digital Health predicts that the product will be consumed in pill form and will be tracked from the mobile application by recording the person’s health information. Therefore, this product will be beneficial, especially in informing the doctor about the patient’s condition and early diagnosis.
Zenta is a wearable bracelet that checks our emotional state and stress levels. Based on our habits and lifestyle, we make suggestions about our lifestyle by making measurements of stress, happiness, and productivity, and making inferences about our cycles such as physical activity, sleep quality, breathing, and, accordingly, our stress level and mood. When our doctor tells us to “reduce stress,” it makes it possible to reduce our stress with the help of this technology by measuring in which situations we are stressed and in which cycles we are affected negatively.
On the other hand, the bracelet named Feel recognizes and records our feelings throughout the day. The difference of Feel is that it acknowledges biological signals such as galvanic skin response, temperature, and pulse and can interpret such information into data accordingly. Thanks to this product, we will be able to anticipate our emotional world according to our activities and their impact on us during the day.
Google Smart Contact Lens Designed in cooperation with the pharmaceutical company Novartis for people who wear glasses and have diabetes. A wireless chip and glucose sensor placed between two contact lens materials offer patients the chance to measure instant glucose levels. It can read the glucose levels, and for those who wear glasses, it aims to renew the natural autofocus of the eye.
Today, it is possible to predict that wearable technology products, which emerged in the light of all these technological developments, have significant effects on sports, healthy life, and medical applications.
While what we can do with this exciting technology used in the early diagnosis, follow-up and treatment processes of diseases ranging from obesity to epilepsy, cancer to Alzheimer’s disease, healthy nutrition to emotion control seems almost limitless, the future has come. So where are you?