One of the applications of interest, travel and importance of the phenomenon “internet of things”, for society, is seeking to improve the health of people. Being connected to certain “wearebles” provide a longer life expectancy thanks to data that these technological devices collect, analyze and generate; promoting solutions for agile making healthy choices for both the patient and the physician, and may even anticipate a possible onset of a serious health problem.
Then we enunciate 5 ways, with examples of devices, how the “internet of things” aims to improve the health of people.
The new Apple Watch is ideal for collecting information about your physical activity throughout the day. At the rear has a special sensor that uses infrared and visible light to detect the pulse LED. The Apple Watch uses it, along with an accelerometer and GPS and Wi-Fi to your iPhone to measure all types of physical movement, from getting up from the chair to the most intense training. In this way the watch can provide full information on daily activity, as proposed objectives and to congratulate achievements.
- CALORIES BURNED
The perfect example here is Shine, device powered by motion sensors that record the user exercise calculating calories burned, the points obtained by the daily goal established and hours of daily sleep. All this in a water resistant and the size of a small button, which can attach to the wrist, foot, neck, metal disc etc. Designed to use in practice of any kind of sport or daily physical activity.
- TEMPERATURE OF THE SKIN
THE example here, Biosensor GEALZ, is a new biometric device designed for Google Glass that can monitor vital signs (body temperature, pulse and blood oxygen). Both devices will be connected to each other through the micro USB port that has the Google Glass.
- BLOOD PRESSURE
We found the Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, it is a bracelet designed for computers running iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad), which measures blood pressure from the comfort of home or office, without having to go to a doctor’s office. It’s just a matter of passing the cuff around your arm and press a button within the free application, to get your blood pressure and your heart rate. It measures blood pressure directly from your mobile device. Records the values of heart rate and pulse wave. Generates custom graphics by date and time. Share results instantly with friends, family or health professionals.
- BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL
The smart glucometer iHealth, is much more than a conventional meter. It is a complete system of portable monitoring that not only lets you know the level of blood glucose, but it stores all the information on your checks, set reminders, perform statistical and graphical monitoring, etc., all on your phone and quickly and safely. Your free App “iHealth gluco-smart” allow you to make full monitoring, detailed and updated analysis of your blood glucose.
And finally I invite you to watch this video ” Wearable Intelligence in Healthcare”.