Health and Wearable technology has seen a rapid growth in the past few years, with many people now using technology to monitor themselves and a range of health monitoring applications. A few common applications include exercise motivation, the remote monitoring of patient’s health parameters such temperature (fever), blood pressure and glucose levels and the monitoring of sleep patterns.
The growth in the use of this technology has been made possible by the continuous developments of electronics which has allowed smaller, lighter more energy efficient devices which are more comfortable for the end user, offer longer battery life time and an ever increasing amount of useful data. Developments in sensor technology also means there is a wide range of cost effective sensors available, which can be used to measure all sorts of parameters including movement, environmental and on body conditions .
In addition to the developments of sensor technology, continued development of mobile devices such as phones and tablets, which now include wireless technologies such as Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enables these smart devices to be used as the bridge between body worn technology and cloud storage/online monitoring.
WiSAR is actively involved in this area and continues to keep up to date with the latest hardware, software and RF Technologies. When working with WiSAR, the client can rest assured that their product will be using the most up to date and suitable technology. A particular strength of WiSAR in this area is on-body communications, as illustrated, and the development of compact flexible antennas for wearable applications.