Wearable Tech: Healthcare Win

InformationWeek: HEALTHCARE // MOBILE & WIRELESS
7/28/2014
While most businesses still view wearable computers as little more than toys, healthcare has embraced them. Check out these interesting examples.

Recovery and therapyAfter surgery, you often face a recovery period that involves physical therapy. Along comes Google Glass again, this time with an app from a company called Wearable Intelligence. The app guides a therapist through a specific set of exercises for a specific patient, with exact instructions on such things as amount of flexion and limb rotation. The app also uses the camera to record video of the exercise, and even gives a check mark 'OK' when all steps have been accomplished. This should help reduce misapplied therapies, and help new therapists rapidly gain the right skill sets.</p>
<p>Image credit: wearableintelligence.com<br />

Recovery and therapy
After surgery, you often face a recovery period that involves physical therapy. Along comes Google Glass again, this time with an app from a company called Wearable Intelligence. The app guides a therapist through a specific set of exercises for a specific patient, with exact instructions on such things as amount of flexion and limb rotation. The app also uses the camera to record video of the exercise, and even gives a check mark “OK” when all steps have been accomplished. This should help reduce misapplied therapies, and help new therapists rapidly gain the right skill sets.

Image credit: wearableintelligence.com

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