The Current State of Wearable Medical Devices and the Advantages They Bring

It was not long ago when the medical science community focused primarily on finding cures for disease. Within the last 50 years, scientists and researchers have made incredible progress in many areas, including cancer, bacterial infections, and neurodegenerative disorders. While there is still much work to be done, we can proudly say that medical science has and continues to make our lives better, healthier, and happier. 

The medical science community is still dedicated to finding cures for a number of common diseases and disorders, but now it has shifted some of its focus on how to prevent disease.


Not all illnesses can be prevented, but there are a number that can be. Take diabetes, a metabolic disorder that is marked by elevated sugar in the bloodstream. Undetected diabetes can lead to a number of problems, ranging from poor circulation of blood in the body, to lower leg amputation and death. If diabetes is caught, it can be managed by medication and these frightening outcomes need not be a reality. 

Read below to learn more about what medical science and technology is, how to distinguish a medical device from a fitness device, and why wearable tech is the future of disease prevention and better health and wellbeing.

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Written by Olivia Schreiber

Olivia Schreiber