When it comes to health, medical advancements are consistently being looked at to assure patients are receiving the best possible treatment. As time progresses, there are always new devices rolling out that could potentially save lives and with health bands becoming more mainstream, Google may have a solution that could allow patients to skip out of their consistent doctor checkups. Google recently revealed a new wristband design that may provide the necessary data from patients directly to doctors without the need of a regular in-office checkup. This new device is still in research and development, but we may see these wristbands come into product testing in the very near future. Find out just what will make these wristbands important for doctors and how patients can have their vital signs and data checked up at their leisure.
Andy Conrad, the head of Google’s Life Sciences division, revealed that their development team created a wristband that would be directed to doctors for their various patients. Right now this device, when worn, will be able to measure vital data such as pulse, heart rhythm, skin temperature and environmental information like noise levels and light exposure. The data would then be transferred from the Google wristband to the doctor directly in which they are able to keep track of their vital signs regularly. As I mentioned, health bands are becoming more popular within the public but this particular wristband won’t be directed to general consumers according to Andy Conrad. While Google has brought applications in the past like Android Wear to monitor certain health aspects, this new device will be developed directly for doctors to hand out with particular patients that could benefit from it.
If Andy Conrad has anything to do with the future of health and monitoring data, we very well could see devices that not only will track vital data for doctors but also showcase early alerts of potential diseases. Currently, Google is looking to receive regulatory clearance within the United States and Europe. When the first trials prove to be positive within later this summer, we could see these wristbands become a viable solution to allow patients to live a more normal life and also receive the regular checkups needed without the trip directly to the doctors.