Wearables in Healthcare
The number of consumers who believe that wearables can improve their health is increasing. Fueled by this idea, venture capital investment in wearables in healthcare and digital health has increased. By mid-2014, digital health startups had raised $2.3 billion, more than they raised in all of 2013 (1) . A new device that is about to enter the wearable technology market is VAM made by Zinfanite Technologies, Inc. VAM is a new smart device that operates via voice commands. VAM facilitates communication in the healthcare workplace and helps provide patient care.
Communicating in such a fast paced environment is essential. Information needs to travel to its recipient in an instant, as a few seconds difference can mean life or death. Right now medical professionals are in high demand due to Covid-19. Hospitals are full of patients and many short staffed. Medical professionals have to attend more than one patient and manage their other duties. Medical professionals have to worry about their patients' safety, but their own as well.
In a 5 year period, 1,744 patient deaths and over $1.7 billion in malpractice costs were incurred annually (2). VAM can help medical staff can communicate with each other, while keeping their arms and hands free. VAM's use in the healthcare market would help medical professionals multitask and and reduce time to communicate with their colleagues. Also, medical professionals can keep their hands clean by not having to touch anything to make or receive a phone call. Also, because VAM is ears free, they can stay aware of their surrounding and hear other people talking to them directly if needed.
VAM is easily integrated into medical professionals' wardrobe. Medical professionals can wear VAM as a necklace or clipped onto their lab coat. Because VAM only weighs 1oz, it is hardly noticeable.
Hospitals may want to customize their device to fit their organization. VAM’s faceplate is interchangeable, so professionals can pick one that suits their style. Even a hospital's logo can be integrated to a faceplate.
It can be quite dangerous for a patient to not be able to ask for help during an emergency. Hospital beds usually have a button patients can press when they need help. But, what about those times when the patient can't reach the button? If they fall in the restroom or any other place not near the button, how will they ask for help?
Well, VAM would ensure that patients can call for help in those situations. A patient can carry VAM by clipping it to their gown or wearing it as a necklace. With VAM, they would be able to call for help 24/7, with just a voice command. VAM would help ensure patients receive the care they need, no matter how far they are from the emergency button.
Having a medical professional in each room is not feasible. Medical professionals have many patients to care for. Even if it were possible, privacy and independence is often needed by patients. Patients want their alone time as well. With VAM, patients can have more privacy and feel safe knowing they can call for help easily. One of the best reasons why VAM would easily integrate into hospitals is because most patients, regardless of age can manage to use VAM. From children to the elderly, VAM is easy to use.
Learn More about VAM by visiting https://www.zinfanite.com/ .