Wearables and digital health technologies are spurring the remote monitoring of chronic patients, forever transforming the brick-and-mortar model in healthcare and improving its delivery.
These technologies have the power to bend the arc of healthcare costs by reducing hospitalizations, amont other things. That is the firm belief of Brian Kronstedt, manager of hardware product development at Preventice Solutions, which sells the FDA-cleared BodyGuardian, a wearable cardiac and activity monitoring device.
But when asked what could be the next frontier in wearables development, Kronstedt donned his visionary hat to look into the future.
We’ve had Holter devices, ECG cardiac monitoring devices for a long time, but wouldn’t it be great if you could determine glucose levels from a wearable or fluid accumulation from a wearable or blood pressure from a wearable?” Kronstedt said.