Wearable Technology Can Improve Patient Data Collection

Choose one industry(news)article relevant to Health Care & Health Service Delivery Telehealth, present the article in class (using PPT) for about 5 minutes, and freely facilitate discussion for 10 minutes.

What you need to do is to choose the article and make the ppt and create 3 questions for discussion.

I will attach the example

I will need the link to the article and questions before the end of the day and you can work on the ppt until 17th

if you want to earn extra money, you can write a script which I can read out loud for my presentation. 1-2pages long 20 bucks.

 

This article discusses the opportunities that health care providers have to maximize their patient care thru the use

of Wearable Technology.

There are new products out which can increase and individualize patient data. These examples can improve case management throughout different areas of health care and in workers’ compensation cases.

 

 

Shoe/sock/boot sensors can monitor a patient’s stepping and gait, by providing a vibration when a step is performed improperly. This gives the provider information about their pattern of walking.

There are also shoe inserts used for GPS tracking, used with adults who may wander due to dementia.

 

 

zThe vibration from the sensor provides feedback to the patient that is self- reinforcing.

Take full steps

Don’t Drag your foot

Maintain weight bearing

precautions

 

 

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Apple Watch/Smart Watch

Correct wheelchair propulsion…using proper stroke to avoid secondary shoulder injuries

Glucose Monitoring

Falls Alert Track Fitness

Goals

 

 

z Range of Motion Wearables can detect how much a person is bending, lifting, or slouching…. alerting them with a gentle vibration or voice recognition.

Prevent repetitive stress injuries

Reinforce spinal precautions

Post surgical precautions

Contributes to better pain management

ROM Wearables

 

 

Wearables for Respiratory Assessment are used to remind the patient to take a deep breath, which helps in the healing process.

Devices can fit on wrists, belts, waistband, & shirts.

 

 

Concussion Monitoring sensors track when someone falls and how long the person was down.

Sensors can be used in helmets, mouth guards, neck patches, or eyeglasses.

 

 

Wearable Jewelry is used to monitor sleep habits and detect potential infections by tracking temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and posture.

 

 

Overall the article provides examples of wearable technology that can alert healthcare providers when a patient needs intervention, personalize treatment thru more accurate data, affect therapy outcomes and intervention, provide increased self regulation, and reduce cost on claims.

Discussion Questions:

Do you think older adults would be willing to use some of these wearable devices?

If not what might the compliance issues be?

What obstacles might there be for acquiring accurate data?

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