Google is bringing wearables to health care professionals. According to a report from Bloomberg, Google has developed a bracelet with sensors to give physicians detailed real-time information on patients, even when they’re away from the hospital or office.
The device can measure heart rhythm, pulse, skin temperature and environmental concerns like exposure to light and noise levels.
Google’s head of life sciences Andy Conrad said “Our intended use is for this to become a medical device that’s prescribed to patients or used for clinical trials.”
The device was designed to allow the monitoring of patients without actually going to go see them. Conrad thinks the wearable is more than a curiosity. “I envision a day, in 20 or 30 years, where physicians give it to all patients. Prevention means all the time.”
Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband [Bloomberg]