We are currently enjoying many positive changes ever since the advancement of wearable technology. The technology has not only improved and simplified how we handle things, but also made life interesting and fun. It is for these reasons that there are thousands of wearables for almost everything we do or affects us. These range from smartwatches, eye wears medical patches, rings, designer clothes, shoes among others.
With this technology at hand and thousands of fresh wearable ideas that keep on simplifying and changing the way we do things, there is a lot to expect in the future says Alex Tchablakian, COO at Letstango.com. Here is an overview of how wearable devices will change the way we live in the future.
â€œThe use of this technology offers life advantages in a number of ways and more improvement is expected in the future. Below are a few examples of what we expect to see in the future as a result of highly sophisticated advanced wearables.
Health care improvementâ€”Recently, there has been a lot of developments in medical wearables with different applications in medicine such as in the detecting of anomalies that causes diseases and monitors that help in disease management. As such, huge investments in medical wearable is highly anticipated. As a matter of facts, Soreon, a reputable Swiss-based research firm predicts that investment in the medical wearables will increase to $14 billion by 2020 which will come along with saving more than 1.3 million lives.
Additionally, future advancement in this technology will see a significant reduction in the cost of medical expenses. This sentiment is supported by CDW health care that predicts a drop in medical cost by 16% in the coming 5 years: this being attributed to advancement in more improved wearables. For instance, patients will only need to visit their physician when a need arise since they can simply monitor their health progress from the comfort of their wearables and remotely send the results to their doctors. With highly advanced wearables, patients will get superb devices that are capable of collecting highly accurate biometric health data.
Wearable technology in reducing insecurityâ€”Today, we boast of security wearables devices like the Apple 4 series watch and others that are capable of sending alerts to family members and friends in case you are kidnapped, or your health fails and there is no one close to help. With such devices, we can now confidently feel secure whenever we go out with new friends or visit strange places.
With better developments, in the near future, we anticipate a reduction in the number of cases of insecurity where these devices will take the form of personal effects that we use on a daily basis. This will make it very difficult for thugs to know exactly where wearable trackers are hidden which will successfully lead to their seizing and prosecution. The people in this vice will be left with no alternative other than changing their ways to avoid prosecution and serving jail terms.
Preventing occupational accidents in workplacesâ€”Accidents at the workplace increases the cost of running businesses in different ways. This cost is reflected in medical expenses, high insurance premium, lawsuit compensation, and claims to the aggrieved workers, ruined reputation to mention a few. The burden of these costs are usually born by business organizations especially of their safety management systems fails to ensure the safety of its workers.
In order to ensure safety at the workplace and prevent occupational accidents, wearable technology will come a long way to helping business organizations save a lot of money that would otherwise have been used in catering for loses resulting from workplace accidents. As a result of this, there will be a lot of investment in this technology by the business organization a move that will see a reduction in occupational accidents and ill health. As predicted by the PricewaterhouseCoopers 2016 research, it is anticipated that there will be more than 75 million employees that will be using wearables to protect workers from workplace accidents by the year 2020.
Although this move is seen as a saver that will help prevent accidents at the workplace, this will come at a cost. For instance, due to the huge savings and loss prevention that will be realized from these wearables, as time goes by, workers should expect to be coerced to wear these devices which will affect their freedom at the workplace by feeling that their moves are being monitored.
Bettering lives of people living with disabilities â€”Although there are a lot of developments that have been made to improve the lives of people living with disabilities, we should expect more improvements that will come along with making them entirely independent. For instance, future works in wearable hepatic shoes and clothes will make it very easy for blind people to comfortably work in the streets without guides.
Moreover, it is anticipated that wearable devices made for people living with disabilities will be made to synchronize with common mobile apps like the google maps which will make it very easy blind people to navigate with ease to their destination. Their parents, siblings, and friends will definitely love to have peace of mind and concentrate on other things other than spending time worrying.
In conclusion, wearable technology has revolutionized the way we do things in a number of ways right from the way we care for our health to different activities we engage in our daily lives. The population and business organization have pumped in a lot of funds in the development of wearable that will come along with improving lives in the future in different ways. As a result of this, do not be surprised if you find yourself made to wear a tracking device at the workplace to ensure your safety or receive instruction from your physician reminding you to take your medication in case he takes note of a changing health pattern.
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