Wearables for healthcare is growing at a rapid pace. We are inching closer to the 6 million dollar man. The natural evolution of human-computer interfaces is heading towards human cognition interfaces and human augmentation with wearables.

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The healthcare sector can make tremendous technological leaps with smart device technology. For instance, we are now able to capture gigabytes of data from an individual on a daily basis with wearable fitness and health monitoring devices.

Big data analytics solutions are getting more sophisticated and intelligent. Not only are there solutions that enable the storage of large amounts of data but also algorithms are making sense of the data at a rapid pace.

First responders can make use of these types of technologies if it enables them to keep track of critical vital signs of multiple individuals at the same time during an emergency scenario. Furthermore, the sensors that capture health data can be transmitted to the local hospital in real-time in a more modernized way. Data can be analyzed and cross-referenced with existing patient medical records and potentially provide nuances to help make the best medical decision at the right time.

Particularly, the field of cardiology has already started taking advantage of mobile technologies and wearable devices to help track the internal vital signs of an individual. According to Wikipedia, cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart as well as parts of the circulatory system. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease, and electrophysiology.

Smart devices have the potential to enable remote real-time healthcare monitoring.

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