Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wearables

Wearable technology is all the rage these days. Apple is rumored to be developing the iWatch. Samsung has released the Galaxy Gear, and BOW BOW (body-worn battery-operated wireless) devices abound everywhere.

But if you are looking for a user-friendly site to find wearables arranged by location in the body, by type of application and even as a straight up list, look no further than Vandrico Inc.'s database.

Right now, this is a small database given that wearables is a fairly new phenomenon.

Vandrico lists 183 wearables that cost an average of $401 today. The most popular category appears to be an accelerometer.

So what devices have medical applications?

Vandrico lists 25 and include the Proteus Digital Health’s sensor patch that collects data from a smart pill that can boost patient adherence to medication; the FatigueScience ReadiBand designed to collect data from wrist movement to analyze and calculate sleep quality and quantity; and the iHealth Pulse Oximeter, a finger-worn device that measures pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation.

Go ahead, visit the Vandrico Inc. database to learn about different wearables.  

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-- By Arundhati Parmar, Senior Editor, MD+DI

arundhati.parmar@ubm.com

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