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February 27, 2020
Do you have a smartwatch? How about an iPad? These days, you can find examples of wearable technology everywhere you look. Thanks to modern technology advances and new product inventions, we have a wide selection of devices that we can wear every day.
For seniors, wearable devices are especially useful because they can help improve your life by keeping you safe and monitoring your health.
Researchers are constantly looking for ways to improve products and utilize technology to make our lives easier and more convenient. Here are a few examples of wearable technology:
Once upon a time, the only thing you could do with a watch was tell the time. But these days, you can wear a smartwatch, which is essentially like a mini-computer that connects to your cell phone. The Apple Watch is probably the best-known brand of smartwatches and its capabilities include:
Another popular smartwatch is the Fitbit. Specifically designed to track activity, the Fitbit is equipped with features to help you live a healthy life. Watches like the Fitbit monitor your exercise, sleep patterns and your heart rate to help keep you on track with your physical health goals.
Some wearable devices can assist your doctor with monitoring certain conditions. For example, an EKG monitor can be placed in your pocket and relay information about your heart directly to your doctor’s office.
Researchers are actively trying to come up with ways to detect medical conditions on a day-to-day basis. For example, some smartphone apps can track Alzheimer’s symptoms and determine the stage of the disease by tracking effects of the disease.
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