The best wearable smart devices for seniors

The best wearable smart devices for seniors

People are living longer these days so it’s very important that they become more proactive when it comes to their health and health care decisions. Research has shown that one out of six consumers currently use some type of wearable device to count steps, analyze their heart rate, or monitor their stress levels. While the market for wearable smart health devices is rapidly expanding, senior citizens don’t seem to be taking advantage of them.

So, the question becomes why are seniors not taking advantage of this technology? Several factors are involved including device design, ease of use, and not being particularly tech-savvy. Many devices on the market have been designed with younger users in mind.

But, seniors can really benefit from wearable smart health devices as much as younger individuals, and perhaps, even more. Today’s smart devices are more than a step counter, and they can do much more than just alert a family member or friend about a fall. There are smart devices that can now help seniors to keep track of important health factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, body temperature, muscle and bone mass, and much more.

Wearables empower seniors to take a more active role in managing their own health, especially when it involves chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

Monitoring progress

There are numerous wearable devices that make monitoring your health very convenient from the comfort of your home. Ivy Health Labs has designed a line of smart health devices that are portable, easy to use, and designed to record important measurements that provide you and your doctor with invaluable data about your overall health.

By downloading the Ivy Health phone app, you can record all your measurements on your mobile phone which makes tracking your progress that much easier. Our app provides you with easy-to-understand graphs and charts, and you can share this information with your doctor so that you’re able to work as a team to maintain your good health. All data is securely stored in the IvyCloud which it makes it possible for you to access it from any location.

But, is it easy to use?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a health issue faced by many seniors. In addition to making some healthy lifestyle changes, such as adopting a low-salt/low-fat diet and staying active, and taking medications as prescribed by your physician, being able to track your blood pressure numbers on a daily basis is one of the best things you can do to maintain healthy BP levels.

Our wireless blood pressure monitor is an easy to use, wearable smart health device that works with our free Ivy Health app so that you can track, measure, and record readings on your smartphone. Our technology allows you to see changes in your BP in real time so that you can determine, along with your doctor, if your treatment plan is working.