You can Wear these Five Medical Devices
Wearable technologies provide a convenient means of monitoring several physiological features and also offer a multitude of medical solutions.
FREMONT, CA – There was a time when wearable devices served specific functions, watches for keeping time and glasses for enhanced visibility. The emergence of new technologies, however, has enabled the incorporation of multiple features into a single, compact device that can also serve as an accessory. For instance, the sensors in smart watches and smart bands enable the users to keep track of body temperature, heart rate, brain activity, muscle motion, and much more.
However, some wearables have made more impact than others, including:
The artificial intelligence (AI) wearable device tracks vital signs in patients staying both in hospitals as well as in houses. Such a wireless device can measure pulse, respiration, oxygen saturation, temperature, and mobility. They enable physicians to monitor patient health in real-time and leverages machine learning (ML) to assess the available data and identify any variations from the normal.
The new waterproof sweat sensor developed by a group of researchers alerts the users when their body needs replenishment of fluids and electrolytes. The patch device gathers and analyzes the data regarding the perspiration levels of the wearer.
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Wearable Peritoneal Dialysis Device
This wearable device is designed to provide a convenient dialysis approach for patients afflicted by renal disease. It enables the users to perform dialysis at their home, eliminating the need to visit clinics and dialysis centers.
Cancer Cell Detector
A wearable device developed by a group of researchers from the University of Michigan gathers and analyzes circulating tumor cells in the blood. The samples collected by the device can be leveraged as biomarkers for treatment of patients. It allows the analysis of a larger quantity of blood, while also decreasing blood loss.
Wearable Predicting Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is quite prevalent in the United States, with almost 5 million contracting the disease. The rising numbers have urged researchers to discover new approaches to treat the condition effectively. It has also sparked the development of smart watches, rings, and smartphone applications designed to monitor physiological changes and identify early symptoms of the disease. The health solutions assess walking data, fine motor control, speech and language, motor control of the eyes, heart rate, and sleep patterns to identify any early symptoms in the patient.
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