People who have any kind of health issues – or who are trying to prevent such issues from developing –
have access to a surprisingly sophisticated range of home medical equipment to allow them to keep track of health parameters.
There are devices that allow you to keep track of everything from your blood sugar to your blood pressure, and many other things too.
Most people over the age of forty have at least one medical condition that needs to be monitored,
and it is often much easier, safer, and more efficient to keep track of these issues at home,
rather than trying to access professional medical care every time they are worried about something.
Basic Smart Home Medical Equipment
Those who need to keep track of their blood sugar have a wide selection of blood sugar monitors,
and the design of these machines gets more sophisticated all the time, so that they require less blood for each test.
There are blood pressure monitors that fit around your wrist, digital thermometers, oxygen saturation monitors (known as pulse oximeters),
and digital scales that not only tell you your weight but your body composition as well.
One of the home health devices that many people forget about is the monitoring system connected to their CPAP machine
and there are millions of people who use those machines to help them breathe properly while sleeping.
Medically Monitored Devices:
Medical science has developed things like wearable heart monitors that record your heart activity over a 24 or 48 hour period
so that a medical professional can review the results and determine whether or not your heart is functioning normally.
A new trend for medical care is wearable devices that transmit information to your doctor at regular intervals,
allowing the doctor to keep track of how things are going with you and intervene if something goes wrong.
These devices can be smart watches, Bluetooth-enabled weight scales, Fitbits, belts, or even shoes, that transmit or store patient data.
The Smart Home Medical Equipment all have in common is that they allow adjustments to be made before a medical condition gets to life-threatening levels.