Washington, District of Columbia
April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018
April 7, 2018
Medical Wearables for Monitoring Cardiovascular Diseases Tim Murray and Shankar Krishnan Ph.D. Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston ,Ma.
Millions of deaths occur each year due to cardiovascular diseases. By improving the management of care for patients with heart diseases, fatalities can be reduced. Innovations in wearable technologies are aiding in monitoring cardiac patients and managing their care more effectively. The objective of this paper is to review current wearable devices that measure pertinent parameters for patients with cardiovascular disease, highlight some of the challenges, and make suggestions to overcome the challenges. Signals for monitoring cardiovascular disease include heart rate, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram. The ability for patient data to be collected and delivered to preset destinations wirelessly adds power in improving care management. Challenges facing wearables include data security and regulatory approval. A few suggestions to overcome the challenges are proposed. In conclusion, the use of wearables enables better monitoring of cardiac patients, facilitating communication with clinicians thereby rendering care management to be more effective. The growth of wearable technology leads to faster response, reduced hospital visits, and greater health literacy leading to better patient outcomes. Future applications will lead to enhancement of overall heart disease monitoring and care. Some challenges facing wearables include data security, regulatory approval, and clinical validation. In conclusion, the use of wearables enables better monitoring of pertinent parameters of cardiac patients, which facilitates timely communication with their clinicians thereby rendering the care management to be more effective.
Murray, T. M., & Krishnan, S. M. (2018, April), Medical Wearables for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/29467
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