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Technologies Review | November 20, 2017

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How New Technology Is Helping To Monitor Your Health

How New Technology Is Helping To Monitor Your Health
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By now you’ve heard about the different digital wristbands and other devices you can wear to help monitor your heart rate, steps, and other fitness related things that you do on a daily basis. These devices are great for people looking to lose weight and to get healthier, but they aren’t the only things out there that can help.

You will also find apps for fitness, and even wellness. You can find technology that helps you with specific illnesses you’ve already been diagnosed with. If it weren’t for technology, people would spend more time visiting the doctor!

Fitness And Diet Technology

Whether you are a FitBit person or you have the Fuel Band by Nike, these wristbands track your daily activity. They can read your heart rate, calculate your steps, and let you know how many calories you’ve burned.

How New Technology Is Helping To Monitor Your Health

The idea is that these devices will motivate people to get fit and stay active, and these days it’s wise to stay active since it’s been proved that too much time sitting is just as bad for you as smoking.

You can also find apps that allow you to track what you eat all day and track your burned calories as well. This way you know how many more calories you need to burn in order to lose a pound (3,500 calories is equal to one pound of weight).

Remote Patient Monitoring

One of the most recent technologies, which is helping doctors and patients, is remote patient monitoring. The idea behind this is to have devices, such as a type of tablet, that can monitor heart rates, glucose levels, and even bathroom habits of patients that are at home.

While this type of monitoring would cover pretty much all the things that hospitals monitor when you are admitted, there are also devices you can use to make your own life easier if you suffer from something like Diabetes.

Diabetes Monitoring Devices

There are numerous apps for diabetes, so you should look at the ratings for them to find the best one for you. You want an app that does more than just give you tips and recipes though, you want something that takes away the need for a separate sensor to test your daily levels.

Look for an app that offers it all, from educational videos to materials with tips and information. The more an app offers, the more use it will be to you.

The Future Of Technology And Health

Both Apple and Microsoft are in the game for creating tech that will make living easier, healthwise. According to some reports it looks like big brother could be watching everything you do and use that information to raise your health insurance rates if you spend too much time sitting, or even monitor your sleep patterns.

All of that may seem like conspiracy theory stuff, but it really isn’t that far off. If Facebook can know what you are searching on Google who’s to say that somewhere out there someone isn’t watching everything you do online or on your smartphone?

As technology continues to grow, more people can live safer, healthier, and happier lives by watching their own glucose levels, monitoring their own weight, and being motivated by technology to live healthier lives.