Every single day, technology makes incredible advances. That of course includes wearable medical device technology, as there have been breakthroughs in the way we live our daily lives even pertaining to our health. Medical wearable devices are among the fastest growing technologies within the health care field. Here are five of the top players in medical wearable device technology.
Wearable Medical Device Technology
Smart Hearing Aids
Hearing aids have come a long way over the years, from being large, bulky devices to the barely noticeable tiny devices of today. There are a number of hearing aids that are so small they can literally fit into the palm of your hand. Today’s hearing devices consist of technology that makes hearing correction even better than ever. These devices are made in such a way that the user can block out background noise — a common problem for people with hearing impairments — and focus on speech. Some of the hearing aids of today are used by people who have profound hearing loss in one ear that cannot be helped with a hearing device. In those cases, the person can still benefit by having a hearing aid-looking speaker fitted for their bad ear that transmits sound from that side to their good ear. This works via Bluetooth as the speaker communicates with the hearing aid used in the good ear. Even a few years ago, this kind of technology was unheard of, as is the ability to use a hearing aid with a smartphone.
The OvulaRing is a medical device that is used by woman who are looking to get pregnant. It includes technology that detects ovulation as well as when the woman is most fertile and therefore has the best possibility of conceiving a child. This wearable medical device technology device works by being inserted into the vagina. From there, the biosensor within the device monitors the woman’s body temperature throughout her menstrual cycle.
FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
One of the most important wearable medical device technology device on the market is the glucose monitor. A great option of this kind of device for people with diabetes is the FreeStyle Libre Flash, made by Abbott. It is used to constantly monitor glucose levels for people with diabetes. This is a great alternative to blood glucose meters. They don’t require any painful needles and are easy and convenient to use.
The Monica AN24 is a small wearable device that is worn on the body by pregnant women. However, the AN24 is not worn by just any pregnant woman as it is geared toward those who have a high BMI (body mass index). It is comfortable to wear and tracks the fetus during the labor and childbirth processes. The device works concurrently with labor and delivery monitors with FSE (fetal scalp electrode).
Zio XT Patch
Many people have heart conditions, and that is where the Zio XT Patch comes in. The medical wearable technology device was made by iRhythm and works to detect abnormal heartbeat over an extended time frame. The device is essentially electrocardiogram patches that can be used continuously for up to two weeks. They are water resistant and collect data to send to the iRhythm app, which uses algorithms to provide results on the person’s heart health.
These are only a few of the most amazing wearable medical devices available today. There are many more in addition to these that worth exploring that can benefit your daily life.
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