“Recovering at home will significantly lower healthcare costs while increasing patient satisfaction.”
—IBM scientist Bruno Michel
A first application of wearables is possible for monitoring patients recovering from a medical procedure. Currently, this is done in the hospital by means of stationary monitoring devices.
The same monitoring quality can meanwhile be achieved with wearables, which allows hospitals to send patients home sooner. The prerequisite is that remote monitoring can be performed more efficiently with fewer medical personnel in order to reduce costs.
To be successful, the monitoring also needs to be synchronized with other home-care services.