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Wearable Medical Devices

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Manmeet Sandhu

on 19 August 2013

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Wearable Medical Devices
What are wearable devices?
Devices worn on the body for a prolonged period that are able to capture and process data about the patient's physiology and then calculate the correct medical response before notifying the patient.
Share the vision of interweaving technology into the everyday life
Making technology universal and interaction frictionless
The market for wearable devices is reported to have already reached a value of $2 billion in 2011, with predictions that this will triple by 2016.

Insole sensor
An integrated, wireless, sleek insole sensor which can be worn in shoes.
The entire technology is in the insole itself, there is no need of wearing wires or any bulky device.

FitBit Flex
Fashionable and wearable health-improving devices
Sleep-inducing vanity sets – plays with melatonin levels.
Future of wearable devices
70 million smart wearable devices expected to be sold in 2017.
Market expected to be worth 1.5 billion in 2014. ($800 million in 2013)
Wearable devices have the potential to enhance our surroundings, improve our health, and change the way we interact with each other
Google's smart glasses
Apple smart watch
Sleep sensors
Pain sensors/electronic coaches
Safety helmets
Industrial/military head displays - transparent screens attached to helmets.
Past and the Present
calculator watch, introduced in the 1980s, was one original piece of widespread worn electronics

What’s going on right now?

Some of the projects
Intelligent surgical instruments that give the surgeon real-time feedback to improve the speed and precision of procedures
Conformal pacemakers to keep the heart functioning without degrading quality of life
Bio-sensors to transmit data to remote health care providers
increasing access for rural areas
Today’s focus
Insole sensor
FitBit Flex
Jawbone UP
Light weight and portable
Easy to use and no special training is required
Save time and frequent doctor visits
Does not interrupt normal daily activities
Comfortable and convenient
Noninvasive health care
Easy access of real time records directly to the provider via internet
Costly (initial cost and maintenance)
Technical error can cause inaccurate results
Battery needs time to time replacement
Sensitivity is affected by sweat, harsh environment such as fire situations.
Security and privacy issues still remains
How it looks?
What is the use?
It is used in patients with foot injuries and professional athletes in all kind of sports for training and musculoskeletal rehabilitation purposes.
It measures biomechanical stress after injuries and plantar pressure.
It measures the balance, motion sequence, temperature, pressure/weight bearing points, and acceleration of a person.
It is also being used in clinical research now days.

How it works?
The integrated system in the insole sensor helps to collect the real time data and records and stores the data in the system.
This data can be transmitted directly via ANT+ enables USB flash drive.
In live mode the sensor insole can transmit the data directly to PC.
How does it work?
Device that one wears on the wrist
It tracks movement 24 hours a day, including sleep patterns.
Users could log their food, activities, water intake, and weight, as well as track their fitness goals throughout the day even while offline.
Also have an option of logging in blood pressure, heart rate, and glucose levels to track over time.
Price: $99.99+tax
Price: $99.99

Options 1
Price:$ 59.99
Options 2
Jawbone UP
Flexible wrist bracelet packed with vibration and motion to track and analyze exercise, diet and sleep data.
App displays your data and lets you add things about yourslef
Connects with other apps such as: RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness, Withings, IFTTT, Wello…
Cost: $129.99
Various clothing and jewelry design have been developed to infuse healthy living into everyday fashion. Examples:
“Pulse” by Electricfoxy – silver ring that monitors wearer’s heart rate.
“Bear hug vest” – inflatable vest to calm autistic children
“Ref” – stress-relieving robot bracelets that respond to changes in your pulse by nuzzling skin to calm down.
Google Glasses- wearable computer that responds to voice commands and displays info on a visual display.
Hovding - "airbag for cyclists" - worn as a collar and only expands into a helmet if you have an accident.
2015 contnd...
Radiate Athletics 'new shirt' lets you visually track each individual muscle's progress in real time
Sensoria socks by Heapsylon - sensor equipped
textile that couples with an activity tracker to
identify injury-prone running styles.
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