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The Impact of Health Monitoring Devices

Monitoring your health experience can motivate you to do better.  Social media and manufacturers have found ways to helps us track our success by measuring heart rate, steps, and pressure, food intake, and regular lifestyle patterns.  Many questions still surround the psychological effects of these devices within the Digital Health Community.

watchsportHow is the rapid movement change affecting they way we think about health?  On a Heart Rate Monitoring abstract done by J Achten, and AE Jeukendrup mentions that “Over the last 20 years, heart rate monitors (HRMs) have become a widely used training aid for a variety of sports. The development of new HRMs has also evolved rapidly during the last two decades.”1

Does it impact the way we think about our health (food and exercise)?  Is there real practical technology involved, or just a digital notepad? How does analytic help us get fit?

People who wear health-monitoring devices are curious.  The mere fact that someone buys a health-tracking wrist device reflects a sense of awareness. One of the first things a trainer always recommends is for trainees to equip themselves with exercise gear, get in the zone, and set reminders that would trigger health. Health monitors such as the iPhone Watch provide a sleek analytical device ready to capture more information. An accelerometer is a device that measures proper acceleration (“g-force”), custom sensors for intensity in body movement.

What practicality Can the Technology Offer?

Analytics help learning trends.  From being able to learn what time is best to workout, to the amount of avocados you can eat before increasing cholesterol.  Another example of practical aspects is the heart-rate panic feature for 911 Alertness and GPS motion feature can allow ease-find.

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