So here’s a Health Tech wearable that ordinary people can’t buy. TheActivInsights wristband flips what has become the usual course of actions upside down. It is designed to enable healthcare professionals to use wearable Health Tech in a manner that suits them. The only way you’ll get one is if your doctor or other medical personnel are in a program that use the device and the data it produces for patient management.
We’ve all heard stories of people who wear FitBits or other wearable activity trackers taking their data to the office or clinic only to find the doctors and nurses can’t really pay much attention because they have no way to know about the validity or reliability of the data, plus it doesn’t coordinate with their existing tracking systems.
ActivInsights disrupts the market by providing their Health Tech wearables directly to the healthcare providers. The wristbands store 7 days worth of data about sleep and physical activity. The device classifies and displays color coded real-time movement and energy expenditure. Patients can use a button to record incidents such as medication and pain. At the end of 7 days the patient presses a button and the stored data is uploaded via a wireless Bluetooth connection to a computer.
A wide variety of reports and metrics can be generated from the uploaded data, such as the number of activity periods lasting more than 10 minutes, daily calorie consumption, or time sleeping. Seeing a week’s data at a time gives the healthcare providers a better view of overall activity and performance than a single day or anecdotal recall. Because the weekly reports are graphic and color-coded patients can quickly see an accurate portrayal of their compliance with medical advice and direction.
ActivInsights suggests their wristband and data reporting are useful with patients who have diabetes, obesity, problems with sleep, anxiety, and depression, as well as to test pharmaceuticals and patient performance. Accurate lifestyle activity reporting is the goal with the desired result of improved patient diagnosis and management.
Doctors are likely to provide fitness and health wearables that look like regular consumer products for their patients if the data reporting is accurate and if healthcare providers can document improvements in patient compliance, care results, and cost savings.