Smart health is where technology helps you improve the quality of your life
We are living in the age of technology. Every area of our lives is being enhanced by smart devices, items that perform time-saving calculations and provide vital information in the blink of an eye. You no longer have to be tied to a home phone or computer to stay connected, because smartphones allow you to make calls as well as access the vast source of data on the internet regardless of your location. Smart home applications allow us to use a personal device to lock the doors or be alerted of an intruder even if we’re off site. The next big frontier into using technology to better serve our needs is smart health.
While the medical field is already using some new technology to keep doctors and hospitals connected with one another and provide continuity with regards to patient records, we at IvyHealth have created an application along with devices that allow you to not only take better control of your own health, but provide your primary care physician with invaluable data.
Stay on top of your health and fitness
While keeping track of your weight is part of staying healthy, it’s important to understand the significance of other key statistics such as lean body mass and percent of body fat. These numbers are actually a better indicator of the risk of developing certain health issues than simply the total amount you weigh.
For example, an athlete who is carrying a large amount of muscle may weigh quite a bit more than a sedentary individual of the same height, who has a disproportionately high body fat percentage. The inactive individual weighs less and is consider to have a lower BMI, but is actually at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other health conditions that have been correlated with high body fat.
This is why we designed our body analysis scale to provide data on eight significant body composition statistics, so you can look beyond the total number of pounds and into the specifics of your current health and fitness level.
In addition to maintaining a healthy weight, your blood pressure reading is one of the most critical indicators of your health. With the wireless wrist or arm blood pressure throughout the day.
Share valuable data with your doctor
Prior to each visit to your doctor, the medical assistant will take your weight and blood pressure measurements, because they tell your doctor a lot about your overall health. Unfortunately, these numbers are only a small part of the bigger picture. Imagine how useful it would be for your physician to have access to several weeks or more of this data; to see things like how your blood pressure reacts to heavy exercise and the fluctuations in water weight, throughout the moth, for example.
Using the IvyHealth app, it’s now possible for you to provide your healthcare professional with this vital data. You can easily track and share both body composition and blood pressure statistics, giving your doctor a wealth of valuable data by which to better measure the current state of your health.