Some of the widely accepted wearables in the mHealth industry are:
Fitness trackers: Fitness trackers are the most common form of wearable devices in the market. The fitness band has sensors embedded in it that give the information about the heart rate, physical activities like the number of steps in a day, a reminder to drink water, etc. Many companies are launching their brand of fitness bands/trackers, which is also contributing notably to improving the market status of mHealth wearable devices.
Wearable ECG monitors: A wearable ECG monitor is a new addition in the range of consumer electronics. These ECG monitors can read the heart signals in the form of an electrocardiograph. The readings from these devices are sent to the provider to keep track of the patient’s heart health. One of the wearable ECG monitors, Move ECG, was awarded as the best consumer electronic product in 2019.
Smart health watch: These watches were initially designed to display time and count steps. But, with gradual updates, these watches now have advanced features embedded in it. Apple recently launched the Movement Disorder API that helps researchers to monitor the new developments in Parkinson’s disease. These smartwatches display the incoming messages and calls, allowing the wearer to read the notifications, send messages, etc. It includes some of the features of fitness trackers as well.
Wearable BP monitors: The first wearable blood pressure monitor was launched in 2019 by Omron healthcare. This BP monitor is an oscillometric BP monitor that measures daily activities such as distance traveled, steps taken, calories burned, and blood pressure. The device can store 100 readings in its memory that can be easily transferred to a mobile app for future comparisons and treatment options.