Wearable technology innovations are being integrated in care of critical injuries. According to One Call Care Management, wearable technology has the potential to impact claims costs, improve quality of life for seriously injured workers, and enhance workplace productivity when it comes to workers compensation.
According to Zack Craft, ATP, VP of Rehab Solutions and Complex Care Education, wearable technology provides three important benefits: prevent injuries in workplace, avoid minor injuries leading to serious problems, and improve long-term health status and independence of workers with serious injuries. For example, devices that provide posture correction and exercise reminders help correct habits that could lead to injury. One Call Management believes that wearable technology will help reduce overall costs as it will help keep treatment plan on track by avoiding re-injury and complications. And with technologies like exoskeletons that allow paralyzed people to walk again, wearables will give them control over their lives. Key areas where wearables could help include complex/catastrophic claims, bariatric claims, geriatric claims, and short-term claims.
Age changes people’s conditions, increases health issues, and leads to need for care. Wearable technology makes monitoring of patients easier and will help with healthcare management, compliance with treatment, and immediate response to critical conditions.