We are moving towards an interconnected future. Wearable devices are only tomorrow’s promoters and communicators, especially in the field of health care. Telemedicine is gradually parallel with on-site consultation. The progress of artificial intelligence solutions further promotes the exponential growth of wearable devices.
In addition to providing convenient home health care services, these health care providers can also obtain data on patients’ real-time activities and vital signs. The wide application of smart phones further promotes the popularity of wearable devices. To help prevent, monitor and treat the medical condition of patients, wearable devices connected in healthcare are using the Internet of things and data analysis to improve the quality of life and expectations.
Complex sensors in these devices collect patient data and transmit it to care providers to best track medical conditions. The channels established by these devices are particularly important for monitoring and responding to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Medical wearable devices seem to be very suitable for adult and mental health services because they can realize remote monitoring and inform medical staff in case of emergency.
What hinders their widespread adoption? Data privacy is still the biggest obstacle to the popularity of medical wearable devices. Most users are not familiar with AI based sensors recording their every moment. Although the number of people who allow these devices to penetrate their privacy has increased, wearable devices still have a long way to go to become mainstream. However, confidentiality concerns are equal at the forefront of care recipients and providers. In the past, the healthcare industry existed in an isolated structure to protect patients’ private data. Now that they are out of these islands, protecting user data has become a higher priority.
The high cost of wearable devices in healthcare is another obstacle to its adoption. Rather than necessities, they are seen as a luxury that is unbearable for the largest part of society. With the emergence of intelligent technology, the cost will be reduced in the future. So far, wearable devices are still beyond the reach of most people.
The high risks involved in the application of wearable devices in health care make accuracy and reliability the primary task. If the device fails, gives false alarms, fails to correctly transmit data, or fails to correctly analyze the health status of the wearer, it may have serious consequences, sometimes even fatal.
How can technology promote the development of wearable devices? Internet of things and artificial intelligence are the core of wearable device industry. The interconnection of Internet of things technology ensures the data transmission on multiple nodes. It is essential to establish a reliable connection between the wearable device of the user and the monitor of the care provider. Deploying AI here is crucial for understanding the data being transmitted and converting it into actionable information.
In addition to the Internet of things technology driven by artificial intelligence, healthcare wearable devices will also use augmented reality technology to further enhance the experience of patients receiving telemedicine and health care. With the help of AR, doctors will be able to imitate face-to-face consultation while analyzing the patient’s condition. In order to effectively realize intelligent, AI and AR based medical services, the central pillar is still quality engineering and software testing. Wearable device manufacturers must take responsibility for deploying fault free products.
IOT testing is very important to ensure that each unit works in absolute series with another unit and guides information correctly. The participation of multiple nodes opens up the possibility of greater loopholes, which makes it indispensable to rediscover the security of Internet of things devices. AI driven wearable devices and their sensors need to be fully tested to ensure the quality, performance and operability in the real environment.