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10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy

Wearable devices equipped with sensors, Web connections, or both, help consumers and healthcare providers track health and fitness. Take a look at what's possible now.
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BodyMedia and Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, have developed a disposable body motion monitoring patch they say offers a comfortable, economical way to gather physiological data for health and wellness initiatives.

The patch combines Avery Dennison Medical Solutions' proprietary MetriaTM Wearable Sensor Technology in a skin-friendly patch with BodyMedia's proprietary algorithms and body monitoring expertise, which are used in BodyMedia's previously announced armband monitoring product. The new wearable patch initially will be used as an evaluation tool for weight management and monitoring calorie burn, steps taken, activity levels, and sleep patterns through multiple sensors that collect more than 5,000 data points per minute, said BodyMedia. The patch allows that data to be uploaded to a computer or mobile device for use as a guideline to determine the need for weight loss and other wellness efforts.

The patch, which is worn on the back of the left tricep, can remain in place for up to seven days, including while showering. Future applications are expected to include corporate wellness programs, remote elder care and safety, and monitoring of vital signs for a variety of health conditions.

Expected to launch by the end of this year, the patch will use sensor technology similar to that developed for BodyMedia armband-based body monitoring systems that have been used for weight-loss support since 2001. The companies hope the patch's smaller size, shorter- term use, and significantly lower price will help consumers to see the value of continuous body monitoring for weight management.

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9/3/2013 | 1:45:55 PM
re: 10 Wearable Devices To Keep Patients Healthy
What would you add to this list that's come along in the past year?
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