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Wearables Carve New Path To Health In 2015
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PedroGonzales
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1/3/2015 | 10:01:33 PM
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I think these are all great devices.  They seem to be very isolated.  If they are to use for telemedicine, it needs an infrastructure that would allow doctors to monitor their patients remotely.  In the case of chronic disease patients, if such devices could include things like warnings messages that would let users know about the change in their health habit.  I think it could really make a better impact on their lives.
Brian.Dean
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1/4/2015 | 7:06:15 PM
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Measurement is an area that can help the health of an individual indirectly. For example, if in-take and calories burnt in a day can be accurately measured, then an individual could limit their calories in-take by 25, if losing weight is their goal, or increase their calories in-take by 25, if gaining weight is their goal, and over time this small change would add up to many pounds.

Maintaining a certain weight range would enable other health benefits that are never reported, these benefits will never be accounted for in the equation and the true value of the wearable will never be known in terms of its dollar cost.
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1/5/2015 | 10:17:00 PM
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Very good point, my friend. Instead of being just the smart sensor/data collector, these health related wearables should have a strong infrastructure behind to back up and provide more functionality. In addition to telemedicine, it should be able to give warning message for the sudden emerge of disease such as heart attack.
freespiritny25
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1/8/2015 | 11:08:36 AM
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The MeMe glasses creep me out. Not sure I want to know how well I am concentrating. I also wonder about the the accuracy of these health devices. The Epilepsy monitor does look like it could be very useful for parents and care providers of children with epilepsy. 


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