The Impact of Wearable Technology in Healthcare

How Wearables Might Help With Treatment, Monitoring and Procedures.

While wearable technology may seem like such a new thing, it is not that new. In fact, wearable technology has been in use for centuries having been first used in the Qing Dynasty during the 17th century. The device was a small ring that came with an abacus that was used as a calculator.

In the 1960s, Edward Thorp a mathematics professor created a small computer that could fit into his shoe that helped him cheat at roulette. Not long after came the calculator wristwatch, and then the Sony Walkman and on their heels came digital hearing aids.

earliest wearable tech
One of the earliest ‘wearable technologies’…

Over the years, wearables have come into the mainstream and have now found much use in health care. Hosting companies even offer special deals (click here to view some) to power medical devices that require server bandwidth.… Read the rest