‘Proactive, predictive healthcare’
The speed at which the adaptation of wearable technology is being redesigned by computer scientists has been bought about due to our desperation to flatten the curve.
In April this year, one of the world’s richest countries Liechtenstein, began the roll out of a new biometric bracelet programme. The bracelet measures and then sends data about your skins temperature, breathing and pulse rate automatically to neighbouring Switzerland for analysis in order to detect Covid-19 cases before symptoms become apparent.
Eventually it is expected that all 38,000 Liechtenstein citizens will have access to this medical bracelet.
Similar medical approaches have been going on for some years now.
In 2015 a Professor of Genetics at Stanford University Michael Snyder, had been studying the public health application of wearables when the device he was trialling alerted him to having Lyme disease.