Smart Watch, Smart Health
Young, Athletic Real Life Case
Recently, a mid-twenty year old cyclist showed his doctor heart rate graphs from his smart watch. The normal rate and one just recorded while he was walking showed a highly accelerated rate. Turns out he had clots in his lung. The watch warning saved his life. There are many examples like this.
Watch Rewind - From Basic Tracking to Smart Health
There's a big watch rewind with health monitoring tech changes underway. According to IDC, in 2022, smartwatches that include advanced health tech will account for 40% of all wearable, smart wristbands sold. Basic, activity-tracking, wristbands will drop from the current 36% market share to 22%. Companies want to go beyond the basics and tell you when something is wrong. Even to the point of diagnosing the health condition.
A Doctor's In My Watch 24/7
To a limited extent, the doctor is already there. But the smart watch doc is going to get a lot more strategic and effective. Apple is working with Stanford University School of Medicine to detect atrial fibrillation (a-fib) real-time on their smart watch band and provide an alert. Fitbit is working on using their smartwatch to detect sleep apnea. The future has a doctor in your watch 24/7 and that could be life-saving for multiple conditions. It's very exciting medical tech on the cutting edge of innovation.