Technologies to Help You Stay Healthy

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New technologies seem to be coming out all the time, and health is no exception.

Now more so than ever, there are many technologies available which are designed to make our lives easier when it comes to health. We’ve compiled a list of some of the available health apps and gizmos that can help you stay healthy and informed.

1. Tablet, Ipad, and Smartphone Applications

With smartphones becoming increasingly common, it seems like there is an app for nearly everything – health included. Here’s a list of some of the most widely used free health apps.

WebMD – WebMD gives you information about symptoms, prognosis, and treatments for disease and ailments.

iTriage– iTriage app allows you to search symptoms and find potential causes, while also suggesting treatments and finds medical facilities and doctors to treat your ailment.

Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker– Helps you keep your health goals through monitoring your diet and calorie intake.

HealthTap – Ask your health related questions and get it answered credibly by a doctor through this app. With over 50,000 doctors contributing to online discussions, you’re sure to find lots of good quality information.

2. Fitbit

The fitbit is a device worn as a bracelet designed to help you become more active and healthy lifestyle. It works by measuring the movement patterns around it and estimating the number of steps you have taken.

Some models can also tell how much elevation you gain throughout the day – so going up a flight of stairs will be treated differently than if you walked the same distance on flat ground. Some models are also said to be able to monitor your sleep quality by detecting how much you move around.

Because of limitations of the technology, Fitbits are not yet 100% accurate, but it can give you a good idea of what your lifestyle is like.

3. Automated Medication Dispensing Machines

Phillips and other companies make medication dispensing machines that allow you or your loved ones to have medication administered error-free. If you worry about your memory, it may work for you.

Medication dispensing machines are set up so that if doses are missed, you or a family member are notified. It will also dispense your medications, so that there’s no guesswork involved for you.

Technology can be extremely useful in helping us for being our memories, reach our health goals, and provide the information we need. There are countless new technologies out there, and more coming everyday. With a little research, you can find a gadget or application that can help you!