Our medical files contain a treasure trove of insights into our health. Documenting our medical histories and the vulnerabilities that our bodies may face, our files are a crystal ball into our health and the ways in which we can sustain a healthier future. Concealed within these files is everything we may need to know about our own bodies, but instead of in our hands, they end up in medical file cabinets filled to the brim. Unfortunately, our medical files have no way to evolve with us and the subtle daily changes that truly inform our health. This is where wearable tech comes in. Condensing the contents of a bulky folder into one sleek and wearable device, the popular technology is able to track heart rate, blood pressure, female reproductive cycles, calories burned and calories gained in daily food choices. With wearable tech, health data is becoming a bigger part of our daily routine and our methods of self-care. Unlike a file that sits in a dusty cabinet, wearable tech is constantly with you, growing with a volume of insights and relevant data to empower informed decisions for your health.
In the healthcare field, wearable tech is expected to take on many different forms as a treatment for chronic diseases. The industry is only growing, expected to reach $150 billion by the year 2027. And not only is the industry growing richer, it is making lives richer, according to 82% of wearable technology users today.
A visit to the doctor can provide significant data, sure, but this data is often confined to the specific time frame of the visit. From this one point in time, your treatment plan and health care future are set in stone, until the next appointment, months, even years away. With wearable tech, users can now take ownership of their health each and every day, monitoring important changes with contextual perception.
The data produced by wearable tech now has the sophistication to monitor potentially fatal events such as heart failure as well as susceptibility to injury and other dangers. With the proximity and convenience of wearable tech, prevention becomes one of the greatest benefits.
You know what they say, an apple (watch) a day keeps the doctor away. Although wearable technology isn’t here to replace your physician, cardiologist, or personal nutritionist, it is merely here to supplement data and provide the framework needed to stay informed about your health
One compelling application of this can be found inside the biomechanics lab. dorsaVi, an intelligent motion sensory technology is the stuff of new age innovation. The wearable sensor captures many details in human movement data, with the same level of accuracy that one can find in a biomechanics lab. The FDA-cleared device is used to identify risk, support rehabilitation and improve lives both on the court and at the office.
Playing Better and Working Smarter
The technology first began in the elite sports arena, aiding in physiotherapy and later rooting on sporting teams in the NBS, NFL, MLS, and NHL with its clinical solutions in physical therapy as well as strength and conditioning. The company later went on to reach the workplace market, seeing the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. Today, dorsaVi employs solutions to large organizations, pinpointing movement risk and empowering handling policy changes with the objective data it provides. On the field, and in the office, individuals are now playing better.
According to Megan Connell, Chief Marketing Officer of dorsaVi, “These are certainly exciting times in professional health and safety as well as elite sports. Coaches, ergonomics experts and physical therapists and chiropractors now have access to a veritable crystal ball. Never before have they been able to make choices that are so well-informed.” With tangible ROI that we can see and feel, wearable tech is here to stay and honor the journey to health and longevity, wherever it may take us.