November 20, 2018
Did you get your steps in today? Wearable health and wellness technology is booming, and it goes far beyond the ever-popular FitBit. In fact, the wearables market is predicted to rise by 64% by the time we enter 2019. Here are some of the trends defining the future of health and wellness wearables.
Wearable health monitors continue to be popular, and often life-saving. Continuous glucose monitors (or CGM) allow users with diabetes to make real-time decisions about food, physical activity and medication, and can reduce the need for painful finger-prick tests. As well, cardiac health monitors continue to be a vital device for users with heart conditions. These devices continue to advance, becoming more sleek and streamlined, with wearables that collect data for regular tracking of heart health.
Health and wellness wearables are proving to be useful for children, who can often be tech savvy but still scared of going to the doctor. Kid-focused wearables can address health concerns, such as proper nutrition, as well as safety concerns like location trackers to put parents’ minds at ease. If your business is working on a way to get kids to eat their vegetables or take their medicine, a qualified mobile app developer will help you design the perfect app that users will want to engage with.
Another market that benefits from wearable apps are women – or anyone for that matter – who might be worried about personal safety. In a dangerous situation, there may not be time to reach for pepper spray, so having a discrete wearable can save precious seconds. There are a number of products available that make the wearer both look good and feel safe. Whether it’s a sensor disguised as jewelry or a panic button the size of a quarter, these wearable apps prove that personal safety is a key priority for women’s wellness.
Sleep is important to everyone’s health, which is why wearables are helping users to get the most out of bedtime. There are apps for your FitBit or smartphone that can track sleep patterns, and wearable headbands that monitor your heartrate while you sleep and wake you up naturally in the morning. Sleepace is even developing a “smart pillow” to monitor sleep habits, proving that wearable tech can also be extremely snuggly.
These are just a few of the trends in health and wellness wearable technology. As 2019 approaches, expect to see new innovations in this expanding field. The sky’s the limit in the wearable tech industry, so now is the time to take your idea for wearable tech and turn it into a reality.
Creating a wearable health or wellness product requires a combination of medical and business knowledge, so finding the right app developer is key. Companies like Guaraná Technologies can take you through some of the steps involved in creating a wearable health app, to ensure that your idea is both technologically exciting and provides helpful advice in health, fitness or wellness.
Whether it’s a mobile app that users can download to their Apple Watch or a brand-new piece of wearable technology, this is an exciting new field that brings health and technology together.