Healthcare systems around the world are facing a ‘perfect storm’, contending with rising costs, changing demographics and growing consumer expectations. In a recent report on healthcare in the UK, PA Consulting concluded that a vital component in helping to solve these problems could be the use of ultra-low-power wearable technology. Wearable technology, increasingly enabled by miniaturised ultra-low-power electronics, is said to be used by 8million people in the UK already, with many of those devices being healthcare related.
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Here it comes folks, wearables as health maintenance devices, like it or not, this tech is coming to you and yours soon enough. Now the questions become how should the data be used, and by whom, make it secure, and not let those who would profit by this data at the expense of our own vulnerabilities.