Wearables are already impacting the healthcare industry, and here’s how

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The advent of wearable technology has managed to turn just about everyone into their own physician — to a certain extent, at least. With the ubiquity of fitness trackers that promise to keep tabs on your heart rate, your sleep cycles, and your overall well-being, it’s no surprise that the healthcare industry has been one of the most heavily impacted by the wearable boom.

Already, one in five Americans owns a wearable tech device, and even more surprising still, 56 percent of those with these trackers believe that their average life expectancy has increased by a decade thanks to their ability to monitor their vital signs on a daily basis. And now, researchers at the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies have taken a closer look at just how wearables are revolutionizing health care services. 

SOURCE: http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/wearables-healthcare/

 

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