Digital Health: Wearables, Ingestables and Beyond (Infographic)
The health industry is being completely disrupted by sensors, especially those found in wearable technology. We are seeing tons of activity and fitness trackers like Fitbit and Nike FuelBand keeping tabs on our movement. And many new devices are also starting to measure our heart rate too. But changes to digital health go far beyond just wearables.
This infographic from InsuranceQuotes.com does a great job at summarizing some of the most influential wristbands and accessories changing the face of health from a wearable technology perspective.
But as it points out, it isn’t just wearables that will be making an impact on how we monitor and manage our health. Ingestable sensors in the shape of swallowable pills may soon be a common prescription from your doctor to monitor your insides.
InsuranceQuotes breaks down some of the pros and cons of gathering such intimate information of a patient, including concerns many have raised over the use of this data to influence insurance rates.