It is well known and scientifically proven that exercise is one of the methods to prevent and reduce a vast number of health issues as physical inactivity is one of the ten most significant risk factors contributing to their early onset. To counteract sedentary life, more and more physicians and physiotherapists use Physical Activity on Prescription (FaR®). The world of wellness, exercise or sport apps is already vast. Lots of people train with their smartphones already. But there is also a way to motivate patients to follow the prescriptions as well as monitor their activity by the caregivers.
An app called MovereX makes it smooth and easy. Changing the lifestyle may be hard to start, but the app supports the patient in the process, making him feel well cared for and motivated to achieve their interim goals in the treatment. The app shows the activity times and intensity levels thanks to the wearable bracelet, helping to accomplish activity that will provide health benefits. The most attractive part, for both patient and prescriber, is that the data can be viewed remotely, giving a possibility to provide feedback to the patient through personal messages or being able to offer support when it is needed.
The number of wearable solutions and apps for patients is growing all the time, and the market provides other solutions, like contact lenses that monitor glucose level, smart pills to observe medication intaking behaviours, wrist bands for the heartbeat, blood pressure, seizure detection – and this is just the beginning!