Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2024 , Vol 28 , Issue 3
An Overview of Wearable Medical Device Applications
Yavuz Selim ÇELİK1,Eda İLÇE2,Burcu MESUT3,Yıldız ÖZSOY3
1Institute of Health Sciences, Istanbul University, Beyazıt 34116, Türkiye
2Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University, Istanbul 34126 Türkiye
3Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Istanbul University, Beyazıt 34116, Türkiye
DOI : 10.29228/jrp.734 Technological advancements have led to the development of wearable devices that can be integrated into everyday accessories, clothing, or be attached to the skin. These devices serve as electronic monitoring tools that wirelessly synchronize with smartphones or computers for long-term data tracking. Wearable devices find applications not only in healthcare but also in sports and clothing industries, allowing for easy tracking of various tasks and storing personal data. The increasing adoption of wearable technologies offers benefits such as improved clinical trials, reduced healthcare costs, and better control of health. The development of computer systems and technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, and Bluetooth has further advanced the integration and practicality of wearable devices. The devices now range from smart eyeglasses to glucose monitors, enabling measurements of clinical findings, overall fitness, and quality of life. The applications of wearable devices can be categorized into individual measurement devices for personal health monitoring and advanced patient tracking systems for use under healthcare professionals' supervision. The data collected by wearable devices can help compare different treatments and improve their effectiveness. Moreover, wearable technologies have gained importance during the COVID-19 pandemic for remote patient monitoring and social isolation. In the future, wearable devices are expected to play a crucial role in providing personalized preventive health services based on the data they collect. The review article aims to provide a general understanding of wearable technologies that will continue to advance and address consumer needs, particularly in the healthcare field. Keywords : Wearable technology; health technology; medical; health applications; pharmaceutical; devices
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