Health, forgotten with the pandemic, sat at the center of our lives like an elephant, and we feel its pain more and more every day. The saying that we spent our health to earn money, now we spend our money to gain our health, is a long time ago. It was in the old times because today, health is not a value that we lost with time, we find ourselves in the health sector as soon as we are born.
Many factors such as environmental effects, production effects, natural effects, unconsciousness cause us to encounter health problems at an early age. Do you say the 80-90 generation’s struggle with Chernobyl, do you say unnatural foods produced with commercial concerns and consumed uncontrolled, do you think genetic problems. We do not know what you say, but kidney stones in a newborn baby, young people who are diagnosed with diabetes in their adolescence, adults who use close glasses before the age of forty, and the elderly who struggle with vascular diseases in their retirement are increasing day by day and it seems that we are in a natural position to meet these news. The pandemic is a big lesson, it is actually a period of great awareness.
The pandemic reminded us of exercising, eating healthy, and even washing our hands. Is it enough, of course not enough !!! Watches that track our heartbeat, smart tablets that count our steps, and apps that measure our sleep quality made a quick introduction to our lives. Wearable health products are almost everyone’s choice. We suddenly became a walking hospital. So what are these wearable health products?
Wearable medical device companies appear determined to transform healthcare. Much more than just accessories, wearable medical devices are used by an increasing number of patients to diagnose, treat and monitor their illnesses. According to a report by Mordor Intelligence, the wearable medical devices market, valued at US $ 27.91 billion in 2019, is projected to reach US $ 74.03 billion by 2025 and exhibit a CAGR of 17.65% in the forecast period between 2020 and 2025. The trend towards the development and use of wearable medical devices has gained importance over the past few years, and all sources show that the demand for wearable technology will increase over time. There are many trends that are driving the popularity of wearable medical devices, but one of the most important is that wearable technology can help improve patient quality of life by providing continuous monitoring of various conditions. Both users and doctors are driving the increasing trend towards wearables. From the physician’s perspective, trends include big data as well as treating patients using personalized, preventive and remote care during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recently approved by the FDA as an integrated continuous glucose monitoring (iCGM) system for adults and children 4 years and older with diabetes. The company says it is the only iCGM system with optional real-time alarms that measure glucose levels every minute. The sensor is worn on the back of the upper arm for up to 14 days, and with a one-second scan using a hand-held reader, users can view glucose readings, trend arrows and eight-hour history.
From the patient perspective, the high cost of wearables, difficulties in obtaining reimbursement, and concerns about privacy are all obstacles to wearable use. Of course, reimbursement and privacy concerns are linked to the public and individuals, but companies have found a way to overcome high costs. High-strength plastics that do not harm human health have already begun to be used in the production of many wearable medical devices, from smart watches to sensors, devices to body-integrated mechanisms.
Keeping the cycle will save many people’s lives. When the automatically measured vessel quality is transmitted to a health center via wireless networks, it is inexpensive to determine that the patient needs to be intervened by the healthcare personnel as soon as possible and to prevent a possible heart attack by intervening.