Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the effectiveness of telemedicine and personalized digital medicine has become apparent in the context of the pandemic. There are indications that a world of personalized digital health is taking shape around telemedicine, mobile health and wearables, which is both an objective necessity and an impetus for it.
In May 2022, SCIENCE DIRECT published an article entitled "Personalized Digital Health Beyond the Pandemic", which defines what personalized digital health is and lists some of the personalized digital health devices that can be used by patients. Article author Joyce Hsu, a registered nurse at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA, provides an in-depth look at how these personalized digital health devices can be implemented and integrated in practice, and discusses the nurse practitioner's role in telehealth and personalization. to advise on the political action that needs to be advocated for digital health policy, phenomena and trends that are also unfolding around the world.
What is wearable product?
Wearable devices can be divided into hand-worn (smart watches, smart bracelets, etc.), ear-worn (smart glasses, smart headphones, etc.), body-worn (smart clothing), foot-worn (smart shoes), etc. Among them, hand-worn devices such as smart watches and smart bracelets are the wearable devices with the largest sales, the largest proportion and the most mature development, followed by ear-worn devices.
As people pay more and more attention to health, wearable technology has begun to be used more and more in the medical and health field. As an important part of smart medical care, medical wearable devices break through the limitations and barriers of traditional medical equipment. With advanced data acquisition and analysis capabilities, they quickly occupy the market with advantages such as portability, wearability, and easy operation. disadvantages of equipment.
Taking the smart watch for example, Smart Watch is mainly divided into consumer-grade and medical-grade smart wearable devices .
Among them, consumer-grade smart wearable devices are mainly aimed at ordinary fitness enthusiasts. Monitoring of health indicators such as measurement to achieve self-health management;
the main service targets of medical-grade smart wearable devices are patients with various diseases: First, the monitoring function refers to the monitoring of body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen supply, ECG and other sign data are monitored in real time to ensure that various health indicators of patients are within the normal range, so as to prevent health risks of patients.
How to choose the right wearable product?
Nowaday, there are many wearable products on market and you might feel tired of choosing the suitable product, struggling watching some recommandation videos on YouTube and still no idea which one you can choose. So I will share some tips for choosing the right health smart watch.
Comparing to Smart Watch, choosing a health smart watch product, there are some functions to be considerated.
2. Medical-grade functions
So for daily use you can choose a smart watch just with general functions to get easy tracking data, however, if you take health tracking for consideration, you need to choose one with medical- grade functions. And good data tracking can't leave without fined Optical Sensors and Algorithms，especially for medical functions which means that you can't buy a good health smart watch with lower price. And when you choose a health smart watch with medical functions, you'd better to know whether the product has passed FDA or has own patent of the algorithm.