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Wearable Devices in Health
Google Glass, Apple Watch, health
bands & others
Dr Gaurav Gupta
Outline
• What are wearable health devices?
• Types & examples
• My experience with wearables
• Problems
• The Future is w...
What is Google Glass?
• Hands-free Smart Phone
• Camera – 720p HD video
• Touchpad – Slide
• LED Display
• Voice activatio...
Google Glass in India
• Cardiac surgery in Nanavati
Hospital, Mumbai
• Foot Surgery in Jaipur
• Upper GI Laparoscopy &
Her...
Apple Watch – what does it do?
• Can receive phone calls & SMS
• Remote control for Apple TV
• Can work as a walkie talkie...
Classifying wearables
• Wristbands & Smart watches
• Glasses & head mounted displays
• Jewelry & wearables (clothing, foot...
DigitSoles - is half activity
tracker and half foot warmer.
Lechal shoes & insoles -
Navigation, Fitness & Interaction
QUELL uses TENS to relieve nerve-related pain in
conditions such as sciatica, fibromyalgia, RA, knee
injuries, sprains and...
Misfit’s Swarovski Shine is world’s first solar powered
wearable tracker
Spider Dress – 3 D printed dress with spider legs
that will extend and LED will light up if someone
invades your personal ...
VISIJAX -
23 integrated high intensity LEDs,
both front (white) and back (red),
motion-activated, self-cancelling
turn ind...
OhMiBoD
Where technology goes, sex is sure to follow.
This adult "luxury massager" introduces biometric
feedback that will...
Baby wearables
Temp Traq
Pacif-i smart pacifier
Baby GLGL
GRUSH
Smart Diapers & Tooth Tattoos
The Maestro System is a FDA
approved pacemaker-like
device implanted to control
both hunger and fullness by
intermittently...
My Experience with wearables
Mi-Band
Issues with Wearables
• People get bored of wearables
• Privacy – Data
• Privacy – Personal
• Devices reliability – approv...
The near future
• Augmented reality Sunglasses
• Bracelet – Satellite Distress Signal
• Wristbands – Sports performance/ i...
Google Nano Pills
Magnetic particles 10,000 times smaller than the width of
human hair
Biomarker Antibodies / proteins att...
The near future
Three wearables that I want
1. A brainwave/thought-reading headset that
could read my brain activity - No more
typing, I w...
Three wearables that I want
2. A smart implant (like a barcode) containing
my identifying information.
Unlock doors, pay f...
Three wearables that I want
3. Comprehensive health monitor & let me
know need for lifestyle changes/ medical
attention.
M...
Call to action
• Large Hospitals – Networking between
departments
• Intensivist, Neonatologists & Emergency Care
– Checkin...
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine
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Wearable devices in health - using Google Glass, Apple Watch & Health Bands in medicine

  1. 1. Wearable Devices in Health Google Glass, Apple Watch, health bands & others Dr Gaurav Gupta
  2. 2. Outline • What are wearable health devices? • Types & examples • My experience with wearables • Problems • The Future is wearables!
  3. 3. What is Google Glass? • Hands-free Smart Phone • Camera – 720p HD video • Touchpad – Slide • LED Display • Voice activation – ‘OK Glass’
  4. 4. Google Glass in India • Cardiac surgery in Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai • Foot Surgery in Jaipur • Upper GI Laparoscopy & Hernia - Chennai • Reliance Hospital, Mumbai – ER
  5. 5. Apple Watch – what does it do? • Can receive phone calls & SMS • Remote control for Apple TV • Can work as a walkie talkie & a view finder for iphone camera • Tracks fitness,
  6. 6. Classifying wearables • Wristbands & Smart watches • Glasses & head mounted displays • Jewelry & wearables (clothing, footwear) • Embedded (skin patches) & ingestibles (pills)
  7. 7. DigitSoles - is half activity tracker and half foot warmer. Lechal shoes & insoles - Navigation, Fitness & Interaction
  8. 8. QUELL uses TENS to relieve nerve-related pain in conditions such as sciatica, fibromyalgia, RA, knee injuries, sprains and labor pain. Works within 15 mins
  9. 9. Misfit’s Swarovski Shine is world’s first solar powered wearable tracker
  10. 10. Spider Dress – 3 D printed dress with spider legs that will extend and LED will light up if someone invades your personal space
  11. 11. VISIJAX - 23 integrated high intensity LEDs, both front (white) and back (red), motion-activated, self-cancelling turn indicators
  12. 12. OhMiBoD Where technology goes, sex is sure to follow. This adult "luxury massager" introduces biometric feedback that will alter the vibrations based on heart rate.
  13. 13. Baby wearables Temp Traq Pacif-i smart pacifier Baby GLGL GRUSH
  14. 14. Smart Diapers & Tooth Tattoos
  15. 15. The Maestro System is a FDA approved pacemaker-like device implanted to control both hunger and fullness by intermittently blocking the vagus nerve
  16. 16. My Experience with wearables Mi-Band
  17. 17. Issues with Wearables • People get bored of wearables • Privacy – Data • Privacy – Personal • Devices reliability – approvals / regulation • Side-effects • What to do with patient generated data? • Costs
  18. 18. The near future • Augmented reality Sunglasses • Bracelet – Satellite Distress Signal • Wristbands – Sports performance/ injury • Insurance apps linked to fitness bands • Controlling Google Glasses with Brainwaves • Thync – using neurostimulation to calm you • Contact lens monitoring glucose levels
  19. 19. Google Nano Pills Magnetic particles 10,000 times smaller than the width of human hair Biomarker Antibodies / proteins attached for diseases like cancer or imminent heart attack. Travels through body and because of magnetic cores, can be directed to a sensor
  20. 20. The near future
  21. 21. Three wearables that I want 1. A brainwave/thought-reading headset that could read my brain activity - No more typing, I would just think about words. No more struggling to explain dreams or ideas, I could just show what I was visualizing on a connected screen. Also for people undergoing medical care or barriers between thought and speech.
  22. 22. Three wearables that I want 2. A smart implant (like a barcode) containing my identifying information. Unlock doors, pay for things, never enter a password again, interact with machines, exchange contact info with others etc.
  23. 23. Three wearables that I want 3. Comprehensive health monitor & let me know need for lifestyle changes/ medical attention. Monitor blood sugar, electrolytes and vitamins, hydration, stress and other hormones. Check for viruses, WBC count, and cell mutations.
  24. 24. Call to action • Large Hospitals – Networking between departments • Intensivist, Neonatologists & Emergency Care – Checking Patient Vitals when not available • Surgeons – Use for training • Nursing Homes & Clinics – Physician Heal Thyself ! Personal tracking – buy a wearable NOW. • Prescribe it for at least one of your parents in the next 30 days

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