Patients released from hospitals and other health care facilities still need care. As a consequence, both laypeople and professional caregivers are making use of a wide variety of technologies, in noninstitutional settings to manage their own health, assist others with health care, or receive assistance with health management. These technologies provide support not only for monitoring acute and chronic medical conditions but also for disease prevention and lifestyle choices.
DIGITAL BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINE:
If you have a blood pressure related health problem, you need to stay on top of your blood pressure numbers. In fact, your life may even depend on how well you pay attention.If you’re on medication; you need to record accurate blood pressure readings. Without this, there’s no way for your doctor to know how much medicine to give you.Failing to keep up with the data could be a fatal mistake. Around the world, high blood pressure is responsible for 12.8 percent of all deaths. Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuffmonitors blood pressure and the recommended brand by doctors and pharmacists for clinically-accurate home blood pressure monitoring, and the selling manufacturer of blood pressure monitors for over 40 years. Normally two users can store and review last 50 readings each (total 100 reading memory with date and time stamps). It has an automatic display that shows the average of your last 3 readings taken within 10 minutes. It compares your readings with normal home blood pressure levels while also monitoring for irregular heartbeats.
INFRARED NON-CONTACT THERMOMETER:
The Protemp non-contact infrared thermometer has been developed using the latest infrared technology allowing the temporal artery TA temperature to be taken without touching the patient at a distance of 2 inches away from the forehead. Precise instantaneous and without contact the ProTemp is the most suitable thermometer for no risk temperature measurement in a long term facility setting. Studies have demonstrated that this method as TA temperature measurement is more precise than tympanic thermometry and better tolerated than rectal thermometry.The features are audio alarm when the temperature is too high. Memory for 32 previous measurements. Back-lit LCD screen. Data can be displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. Automatic shut off energy saving device. Practical easy to use. Item Weight is 0.65 lbs.
Staying ahead of diabetes with Dexcom Continuous Glucose monitoring:
Dexcom G4 PLATINUM CGM System unveils what no meter can. While meters give a number for a single point in time, CGM provides dynamic glucose information by showing where glucose is, where it’s going, and how fast it’s getting there.Dexcom’s G4 PLATINUM CGM System consists of 3 parts:
I. Small Sensor that measures glucose levels just underneath the skin.
II. Transmitter that is fastened on top of the sensor and sends data wirelessly to the receiver.
III. Receiver that displays your glucose trends in vivid colors so you can easily see when it’s high, low or within range.
This device has Blue tooth wireless communication built in. With a touch of button it shows where glucose is and how fast it is going and where is it going. It set a hypo alarm at 55 mg/Dl. It is more flexible for you activity and lifestyle and easy while wearing.
ACHIEVE WEIGHT LOSS BY FITBIT:
They track your steps, they monitor your sleep, they log your heart-rate, they show you how many calories your burn…FitBits are the in-vouge fitness gadget. We all are different and our Non exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)which reveal the calorie you have burned outside of formal exercise vary between person to person. If you have increased NEAT you have increased the fat burning.Fitbit shows your NEAT level. They act as a personal coach which is on your wrist 24*7. If you are not hitting the goals Fit bit will tell you. It can help you create a healthy habit and breakl down your goals into daily and weekly goals.It also counts step and can be used while running ,cycling, swimming, sleep tracker and as a smartwatch.
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Everyone is unique and each has a different perspective on what a healthy lifestyle is, but it really comes down for practicing good health habits and giving up harmful ones .