Discover our revolutionary concept of IoT enabled wearable devices.
As soon as the Internet of Things (IoT) started to be discussed, people were talking about how it could revolutionize the way we treat and heal human bodies. A few years after the technology first came online, we’re still waiting for world-shaking innovations, but there has been a stream of pretty amazing developments that point towards a pivotal role for the IoT in future medicine. That’s good news for TACTIGON SKIN users. And even better, many of these innovations involve the use of wearable devices, whether that’s to enhance the capabilities of those afflicted by illness, or to help doctors diagnose and monitor them. Here are a few ways that wearables have changed medicine, which offer pointers for makers using TACTIGON SKIN to develop their own devices.
Helping the Sensory Impaired to See, Speak and Hear.
Some of the most exciting ideas are coming from specialists in treating hearing impaired and blind people. For example, engineers have created a special vest for deaf people to wear, which translates noise into vibrations. The wearer can then feel these vibrations via their skin, which the brain can build into sounds. Known as the Vibrotactile Extra-Sensory Transducer (VEST for short), it’s a kind of wearable that could drastically enhance millions of lives. Other wearables are working similar miracles for the blind. Headsets called Aira work by beaming pictures of what is in front of blind people to helpers who could be anywhere. The helpers then read comics, instructions or help the wearer navigate – making everyday tasks much more manageable.
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Giving Doctors New Capabilities to Heal.
Wearables are also contributing to improvements in how doctors can serve their patients. In some cases, these are designed to help doctors themselves. For instance, the Archelis device clips onto doctors’ feet during arduous surgical procedures and supports their muscles, massag-ing their glutes and helping them deal with hours of intri-cate work. Other wearables are being given to patients, al-lowing them to carry out “walking tests” to assess their physical fitness. With wearables, these tests can be carried out remotely without patients needing to attend hospi-tals, freeing up space and time. Then there are fitness trackers and home monitors, which create real-time read outs of heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs. It’s all coming together in a suite of technological innovations that is arming doctors with new abilities, mak-ing medicine more convenient for patients, and contrib-uting to better clinical outcomes.
What Does the Future Hold For Medical Wearables.
These devices are all tightly focused on specific medical needs, and that’s a good way for TACTIGON makers to direct their own energies. They also tend to be simple and accessible. There’s no doubt that wearables will continue to be added to clinical methods in the future. They are just too convenient and powerful to ignore. With the right creative processes and attention to what patients and doctors need, TACTIGON and TACTIGON SKIN users can be at the forefront of the medical wearables wave .