Biosensors: One of the most recent innovations in the wearable device industry is biosensors. They are distinctly different from smartwatch and fitness bands. The biosensors are conceptualized to be a self-sticking patch which will enable patients to carry their daily tasks at the same pace while the biosensors keep a record and monitor the heart rate, temperature, physical movement, and respiratory rate. The device is estimated to reduce around 89% of patient deterioration into respiratory attacks or cardiac arrests.
Body-worn smart clothing: Another potential innovation in the mHealth wearable technology is body-worn smart clothing. This innovation requires mobile applications, big data, machine learning, and cloud computing. The current health monitoring devices that are used to log a limited number of physiological signals in the form of digital data are not very effective for chronic ailments. In the case of long term health monitoring, the healthcare sector requires something more efficient and precise, along with a device that would have larger memory and advanced machine learning ability integrated with artificial intelligence.
The main difference between regular wearable devices and body-worn smart clothing is the placement of sensors or sensor deployment. In smart clothing, all sensors that are needed to track the vitals of the patients require accurate integration with textile clothing. To achieve a proper design, the positioning of sensors, quality of sensors, electric cables, signal catching devices, and user comfort are some of the major aspects to take care of. The more comfortable the fabric of smart clothing is, the more effective its results are as the wearer will not have to adjust the clothing repeatedly to fit his or her body structure.