Wearable Technology that Works for You

by Elysian Magazine

Women are more comfortable than ever wearing their technology, and studies show that these devices can actually help us to be more informed, healthy and active. Wearables can now assist us monitor our physical and mental health and to improve our feelings of security also.

Wearable technology for mental health

Imagine a world where people learn about health problems before they cause significant harm, rather than reactively seeking health care once serious symptoms emerge, as they often do today. This is made possible by portable sensors, often referred to as “wearables.”

It is clear that Google was keen on developing wearable technologies when it purchased Fitbit for $2.1 billion in 2021. According to James Park, Fitbit’s CEO, “Google is an ideal partner to support our mission.”

Wearable technology is also being developed by other companies for mental health treatment. TouchPoint, for instance, is an innovative neuroscientific wearable placed on your wrist in the morning to calm the body or at night to induce sleep. Stressful situations, such as work meetings or emotionally charged conversations, can also be managed with TouchPoints.

Choosing applications and devices that maintain privacy is important. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, over three-quarters of the most popular applications for treating depression and quitting smoking shared users’ data with Google and Facebook.
In the coming years, though, portable devices like smart watches, patches, cufflinks, and even tattoos equipped with sensors may play an increasingly important role in mental health.

Wearable for personal saftey

Technology has made personal safety easier than ever, so many people are turning to new kinds of wearables as a way to stay safe when out and about.

Panic Alarms

A panic alarm is a wearable device that you can activate in an emergency situation. Most panic alarms are small and can be worn on your body or attached to your clothing. When activated, these alarms emit a loud noise and/or send a signal, like a text message, to a pre-determined contact. These alarms can give you peace of mind knowing that you have a way to call for help if you ever feel unsafe.

Bluetooth Shoes Inserts

If you’re looking for a wearable that will help keep an older family member safe and connected, consider Bluetooth shoe inserts. These inserts connect to a phone and can send out an emergency call in case of a fall. They also track the wearer’s location, for finding a loved one who might wander away. Plus, they’re comfortable and easy to use – simply slip them into a pair of shoes, and go!

Smart Jewelry

Smart jewelry is another way to keep your family and loved ones safe. One type of smart jewelry with personal safety features is one that uses GPS technology so you can track your loved ones’ whereabouts at all times via an app on your phone. The invisaWear charm is available to wear as a necklace or bracelet or to carry on a keychain. Its Bluetooth technology allows the wearer to alert a predetermined list of contacts, or even a 911 dispatcher, to her location and that she needs help right away. Other modern-day “panic buttons” are available from companies like Flare and Ripple, which also offer location-based alerts for a deeper feeling of safety for women.

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