Wearable Bluetooth sensors combined with mobile devices are the next big thing in digital healthcare. Avery Dennison Medical Solutions offers the Metria a sensor platform changing the way patients can be monitored.
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.
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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.
Deepak Prakash is Global Market Segment Manager for Avery Dennison Medical Solutions and will present Metria at the Wearable Technologies Conference II 2012 on July 24 in San Francisco.
See also the Avery Dennison Medical Solutions site.