The use of wearables in healthcare – challenges and opportunities
Tana, Jonas; Forss, Maria; Hellstén, Thomas (2017)
Yrkeshögskolan Arcada Ab
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Shortage of skilled healthcare personnel with the required Information- and communication technology competence have been common because of the fast pace of technological innovations. To ensure a sustainable and secure development in health and welfare, there is a need for future professionals to have an understanding of the new digital data on individuals, clients and patients that are emerging in healthcare with the new wearable devices. The aim of this article is to discuss the opportunities and challenges for professionals meeting the digital individual and the data produced on them by new wearable technologies. The road from patient to digital patient is today a challenge for both individuals and professionals, as well as for the society.