Healthcare is becoming more and more prone to technology. For this reason products are being developed geared toward implementing more sufficient ways of providing healthcare. Wearable technology has become one of the leading and considerably most valuable assets within the category. There are many types of wearable technology that do various tasks concerning health. Whether intended focus is on filling a void where human-error can be present or creation of a process where one was obsolete, wearable technology’s presence is felt within healthcare today. This exploratory study reviews wearable technologies that exist, are being used, as well as those that are developing or in the ideation phase concerning healthcare. We present a summary of wearable technologies used in healthcare and sample categorization to serve as a working framework for understanding the future direction of the field. Exemplar cases are provided.
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