Healthcare costs have risen to unsustainable levels and delivering care will require innovative and more cost effective methods in the future. Advancements in digital and mobile technologies, combined with a more information savvy consumer, are helping usher in new approaches to the healthcare continuum. Wearable sensors, combined with mobile technology, is one of these novel approaches that allows monitoring and interpreting the physiology of the user in a transformative way.
Through its Metria Wearable Sensor Technology platform, Avery Dennison Medical Solutions is pioneering the use of these devices for various health, wellness and clinical applications. The devices, which incorporate Bluetooth, are low-cost and are designed with user quality of life in mind. The device combined with various algorithms facilitate gathering and transmission of key user physiologic metrics.
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