Medical Sensors and Wearables, What Are the Applications?
Recent advances in telecommunications, microelectronics, sensor manufacturing and data analysis techniques have opened up new possibilities for using wearable technology in the digital health ecosystem to achieve a range of health outcomes.
In the past, the size of sensors and front-end electronics made it too difficult to use them in wearable tech to gather physiological and movement data.
Now, with miniature circuits, microcontroller functions, front-end amplification and wireless data transmission, wearable sensors can now be deployed in digital health monitoring systems.
Sensors and wearables allow continuous physiological monitoring with reduced manual intervention and at low cost.
Sensors and wearables can be integrated into various accessories such as garments, hats, wristbands, socks, shoes, eyeglasses and other devices such as wristwatches, headphones and smartphones. Some sensors, mostly medical-grade ones, are used on a stand-alone basis.