Healthcare Monitoring Using Sensor Technology

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Healthcare Monitoring Using Sensor Technology

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Health related issues as well as complications are a major cause of concern among each and every population (Klapow and Pruitt, 13). Monitoring one’s health is a way of detecting any medical concerns before they get out of hand. If detected early enough, any slack in healthy living is stopped or corrected. The problem with the world today is that we are always on the fast lane and nobody stops for anything even when their health is at risk (Welk, 17). The culture of most people has been to seek curative services whereas preventive healthcare is much easier and cheaper.

Assumptions about a person’s health can lead to serious miscalculations and consequences. By looking at someone we can tell whether they are fat or thin or tall or short but physical appearance is not the best basis for telling if someone is healthy (Welk, 23). There are aspects such as measurement of a person’s BMI (Body Mass Index) in order to establish the state of their health and the risks associated with the outcomes (Klapow and Pruitt, 50). Furthermore, it is absurd and appalling to see how careless the lifestyles of people have become. Indulgence in alcohol and habits like smoking are a common feature in the society despite health warnings plastered all over such products and even on the media. In addition to drug substances, there are other health scares such as industrial gases and chemical emissions into the atmosphere which are subtle but lethal to our well-being health wise. To be ignorant of such devices as the effect of the food that we eat in causing more harm than good is no defense when one is taken in ill (Kowtaluk, 40). It is against such a background of health concerns that this health monitoring service through a wearable device comes in handy and is necessary…...

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