Early last month, Strap joined a panel of experts from Validic, Duke Medicine, and UNC Medical at mHealth Apps Workshop in Raleigh, North Carolina to discuss the state of wearables in the healthcare industry. Rohit Nayak, one of Strap’s advisors, brings to attention the impact of human and wearable data on influencing the healthcare industry. How can the healthcare industry aggregate boats of data into something helpful? A patient using a wearable potentially records thousands of pieces of human data. Strap can help break down that data into actionable insights to vastly improve the state of clinics and hospitals.
Otherwise, here’s a few quick takeaways:
– What ‘killer apps’ can be pushed out to wearables that can aid efficiency in healthcare? With new policies emerging in healthcare, it’s becoming easier for developers to build smartwatch apps for clinics.
– Wearables currently only monitor behavioral data. With the advancement of wearable devices, there is, however, potential for innovation. In the end, the patient should receive a feedback or closed-loop system.
– Although the healthcare industry is more receptive to gaining more data, clinical professionals lack the means to interpret the data.
– How can this data be helpful across different pools of individuals? Wearables need to have a feedback system that provides information and insights users can act upon. Those that fail in data visualization will most likely not be around in a few years.