Wearables and Apps are Harmful to Health ! Is It?

Are you fond of medical apps? But do they really help us in any way.

Today’s generation are so busy with their smartphones all the day, playing all around with their apps, games and chats. These days people are so addicted to technology that they want things to be done quick and automatic and yes technology has reached ahead to that level that today we have app to everything.

There is an app for everything like say beauty, food, movies, games, shopping, work, medical, health, etc and so many. There are so many fitness apps that you get into routine with them for health care. Doctors say that this native apps for health are actually harmful. There are wearable devices available like Apple watch ,Fitbit, Jawbone which tracks patient’s health are 2.5 times more likely to talk with patients about wearables and apps, and 10% of doctors recommend a wearable to almost all of their patients, the study finds.

As per research and other sources says and confirms that wearable devices and apps can only be effective if the personal health data collected is relevant and motivate individual on living “Many consumers respond to personal coaching and feedback, and desire devices that deliver data that is actionable and shareable. Without these features, health trackers will end up in a drawer after just a couple of weeks. Sometimes it’s just a trend that people follow blindly and then they realise and come back to originality.

Are Apple HealthKit Worth to use?
  •  With the start of this first issue comes with accuracy. Does all the data comes out are accurate? Should we follow them blindly? A doctor is not able to guarantee you that whatever device is being used for monitoring health terms are accurate.
  • One major things about health apps are, doctors say that such apps affect people mentally and make them paranoid about their health. There can also be trouble using the app when there is a bug inside the software and does not show you correct data, also worried about hackers who tries to capture data and pictures and personal details which may not be safe in future.
  •  Apart from all this concerns, doctors also says that there are numerous benefits from such apps, like diabetic patients are greatly benefited from the app. Diabetics have to measure their glucose level constantly which is done by pin prick, but can also be done and analyzed by portable device where tiny monitors are implanted under the skin to track the blood glucose levels can be done by Apple healthKit.
  •  Moreover doctors say that it is also very useful for pregnant women who can check heart rate of baby ensuring the inside one is doing well using wearables.

It’s completely on individual perception to use it or not and if you use it don’t follow blindly and always understand how apps work. Future says that digitalization is very close to take our life to new way of living. Stay happy and healthy.

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