Where is wearable health tech taking healthcare?

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Fitness trackers, wearable heart rate monitors are trendy, but are they medically sound? Wearable health tech is used in everyday life either for fitness tracking, monitoring glucose or heart rates and even to potentially diagnose various diseases. The health technology market is fast-growing and wearables, while being trendy, have made their way into medicine with their useful applications. Fitness trackers are popular with consumers and have become ubiquitous among today’s consumers Although fitness trackers such as Fitbit and smart watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are the most…

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American wearable technology market underperforming compared to predictions

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U.S. wearables as a whole are not doing as well as had been forecasted earlier this year. While certain specific wearables are doing well, the American wearable technology market as a whole is not growing as expected. A new eMarketer report suggest that even top performers aren’t reaching the anticipated growth levels. This, at the same time that Apple continues to insist that its Apple Watch sales are “doing great.” The eMarketer data showed that Fitbit, the Apple Watch and other devices were expected to see a 60 percent year…

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Philips wearable technology unveiled and launch announced

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These wearables place a considerable focus on allowing users to take control of their own health. The newly launched Philips wearable technology was announced today. Its launch is global and the first of the wearables are only the beginning. These devices are meant to help consumers take control over their health. The new wearable technology devices are considered to be medical grade and will involve a complete set. Unlike the offering from its rivals, the Philips wearable technology gadgets will include: a health and fitness tracker watch, a connected scale,…

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Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

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From portable devices to wearables and apps, the skin health and beauty industry is looking to tech. While laser treatments, chemical peels and botox injections haven’t lost their groove, portable, mobile and wearable technology are starting to carve out a massive segment of the market as consumers show that many of them would rather take matters into their own hands, especially if they can use tech to do it. The beauty industry hasn’t failed to recognize this fact and has started putting out mobile devices left, right and center. There…

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Global sales of wearables expected to spike

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Gartner sees sales of smartwatches and fitness bands heading in a skyward direction over the next few years. Gartner has now released its latest forecasts about the sale of wearables over the next few years, and it has predicted that these devices will see a global increase of 18.4 percent, which will bring the figure up from 232.0 million units sold, last year, to a notably higher 274.6 million units sold by the end of 2016. This year, wearable technology devices will have generated a total of $28.7 billion in…

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Wearable technology fitness trackers may soon look to sweat instead of heart rates

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The wearables market is among those that are developing at laser speed, with new advancements regularly occurring. Over the last few years, it has felt as though the new discoveries in wearable technology are becoming increasingly frequent and, among the latest to truly make some noise, has been a concept that would use sensors to examine sweat in order to produce biofeedback. The results of a recent study have been published within the Nature science journal describing the potential of sweat. The researchers from the study determined that there were…

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Wearable tech market predicted to grow by nearly 60 percent

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Hexa Research has forecasted that the category will experience massive growth between 2014 and 2020. The results of a new data analysis by Hexa Research have been released in the form of a report entitled “Wearable Technology Market”, and the prediction is that the wearable tech market will experience a 57.7 percent growth between 2014 and 2020. As of yet, the devices outside fitness trackers have struggled to gain mainstream acceptance. However, if Hexa Research is correct, wearable tech will become notably more commonplace in four years from now. This…

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Wearables will be the top fitness trend this year

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A large poll was conducted among health and fitness experts around the globe about fitness trackers. Almost 3,000 health and fitness experts recently took part in a poll about the top fitness trend for 2016 and their votes, regardless of where they were in the world, heavily leaned toward wearables. The trend list from which the experts were choosing included a broad range of popular options. Among the options over which wearables were still able to win out included yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT). The American College of…

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Wearable technology offerings expand in the US With Liquid Leap+

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Acer has brought this new device to the shelves in the form of an $80 fitness tracker. In the consumer electronics industry, there is one area that has been explosive in its growth over the last while, and that is wearable technology, particularly when it comes to health and fitness tracking. Now, Acer has announced that it is bringing its Liquid Leap+ into the mix to add another option in the U.S. In wearable technology, there are already quite a few players that have made their way to the top…

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Wearable technology may enhance physical strength of an aging population

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Though we’ve hardly reached the level of Iron Man, the most recent exoskeleton tech could make someone stronger. At the moment, the most common forms of wearable technology are worn on the wrist in the form of fitness trackers and smartwatches, or even on the face as smartglasses and headsets, but a new type of exoskeleton tech is now suggesting that simple devices could one day be worn in order to boost physical strength. The design of those wearables would be such that they would use an individual’s own muscle…

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Wearable technology is not as accurate as smartphones for fitness

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As hot as wearables are for fitness and health tracking, a Penn Medicine study says your cell phone is likely better. The results of recent research from Penn Medicine have now been released, and what they have shown is that some of the features of smartphone apps are actually more accurate for health and fitness tracking than wearable technology. The study determined that in some situations and with certain apps, smartphones work as well or better than wearables. It determined that wearable technology and smartphones sometimes performed at about the…

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