Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
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The Metria Wearable Sensor is another new tool aimed at helping the healthcare industry shift toward prevention. It works like this: The user attaches the wearable sensor, which uses "skin-friendly" adhesive; the sensor collects data, such as the number of hours slept and breaths per minute; and the sensor wirelessly transmits a summary of the data to the user's or caregiver's device, such as a smartphone.
Possible applications for the remote technology include health and wellness, sports and fitness, and cardiac monitoring, according to maker Avery Dennison. The Metria Wearable Sensor Technology is available in the U.S.
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