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The Use of Tracking Technology
The role of tracking devices has undoubtedly come a long way, with many technological advancements. They have indeed found a place in the medical field, and have several uses to assist in the diagnosis and also the management of many illnesses. Tracking technology can also be a valuable asset in locating patients who may have left a hospital and leads to better record-keeping. Track and trace technology has also become a recent news item, due to its use in the current coronavirus pandemic, helping to quickly prevent further spread of the disease.
Wearable Tracking Technology
Wearable health devices are a relatively new addition to the medical sector. They can provide invaluable information to a patient's physician or consultant. A prime example is that of heart rate monitoring. Wearable ECG monitoring systems have now been developed and can monitor cardiac activity for a patient at risk of heart disease.
Home-Based Medical Devices
Other than the monitoring devices that are designed for the use of professionals to evaluate their patients, there are now portable health gadgets that can help manage medical conditions. Those with high blood pressure can take their own measurements at home, and many devices keep a record of all the results, allowing a patient to instantly see any abnormal patterns. They can relay the details to their physician.
The use of medical tracking technology is sure to evolve even further in the future, perhaps even going as far as to be able to summon help when automatically detecting a problem.