Wearables refer to independent wearable medical devices used in healthcare to monitor vital health parameters. These devices are either worn by an individual or embedded in the clothing. A number of health parameters can be assessed by these devices including blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate, calories burnt etc.
Wearables are distinctive in the way that they are connected to the smartphone by means of an application, thus, readings can be synchronized on the smartphone and results can be tracked by the user. Bluetooth blood glucose monitor, Bluetooth blood pressure monitor, Bluetooth scales, fitness trackers, sleep trackers etc. are some of the wearables available in the healthcare market. Wearables come with many distinguishable features like setting goals, reminders and reporting in the form of charts, graphs for better understanding. In addition, they can take many successive readings, calculate average and retrieve data whenever required. Data can be transferred to the doctor in no time and prompt management can be done. Hence, wearables are the best approach to self-regulated, self-tailored health behaviour.