With the introduction of 5G technology and the rise in development of IOT wearable devices, it is anticipated that the medical sector could greatly benefit from this new digital technology over the coming years.

We have already seen similar digital devices used in the sports, health and fitness sector for some time now. Gadgets like the Fitbit have enabled users to closely monitor their fitness with an intention to encourage them to do more.

Assisting with routine tests for heart monitoring, glucose, blood pressure, IOT wearable devices provide an opportunity to continually monitor the health factors of patients and stream data directly from patients back to central healthcare departments.  In the future this could provide many positive outcomes for the medical sector as not only can they use remote patient monitoring through real time data to track if their health is improving or deteriorating, but IOT wearable devices will also help doctors and medical professionals to alleviate pressures from having to meet with patients regularly face to face, as the can assess accurate data and monitor any patterns more consistently via the digital technology to track and communicate with more patients within a single day’s work.

IOT wearable devices to monitor heart rate, activity and sleep

IOT wearable devices such as Heart Rate Monitors, Activity and Sleep Monitors, Electrocardiograph could be utilised in Watches, wristbands, earpieces and others.

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