What is a smart health device?
Smartwatches, smart appliances, smart cars…what does it all mean? The word “smart” attached to an electronic device refers to the practice of connecting it to a network or other devices via a wireless protocol. Smart devices use mobile applications to speed up the rate at which they provide information as well as to present it in a way that’s most useful to us.
For example, a regular digital watch gives you a readout of the exact time in hours, minutes and seconds. A smartwatch is capable of providing various additional data, such as your current heart rate, how many steps you’ve taken that day, and even an analysis regarding how well you slept the night before. So how does this practice apply in the field of medicine?
Smart health devices provide valuable information
Ivy Health smart devices are portable, user friendly and designed to record key measurements that give a detailed glimpse into the state of your health. Like a regular scale, the body analysis scale has a digital screen on which you’ll see a readout of your total weight when you step onto it. In addition, as soon as you turn on the scale, the auto sync function of the free Ivy Health app instantly sends the data to your mobile device via Bluetooth. The scale captures, measures, and records a total of eight variable pieces of data regarding your body composition, including weight, body mass index, muscle mass, bone mass, body water percentage, visceral (abdominal) fat, body fat and basal metabolic rate.
The Ivy Health wrist and arm blood pressure monitors are a convenient way to track and record blood pressure and pulse rate at home any time of day or night.
How do they help us stay healthy?
Once you download our free app, the body analysis scale and blood pressure devices sync with your mobile device, and all of the measurements you take are not only recorded on your phone, but stored safely in the Ivy Cloud. The information is available to you anywhere you have an internet connection and can be sent to your doctor’s office.
Graphic representations that show cumulative results over time allow you and your physician to notice important trends or warning signs in your vital health indicators. Using this insight, you can make changes to your lifestyle and/or medications to prevent issues before they occur and reach optimum health.