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February 3, 2023 27 mins

Consumer wearables such as Apple, Whoop, Polar, Garmin, and so many others are revolutionizing how we monitor our health. It’s a Multi-billion-dollar market that has expanded way beyond just counting our steps. On this show Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Grant Garcia discusses the many uses and how its technology will revolutionize health care.

Athletes are a big part of the conversation because as Dr. Garcia said, consumer wearables are the “Holy grail of athletics” in how this tech will help athletes, trainers, doctors, and the overall organization when it comes down to the players and how they are monitored. Athletes compete longer and are aware of their sleep patterns, mental and physical stresses, and more.  Teams also watch hundreds of thousands of algorithms to make decisions that they determine are best for an overall winning outcome. There is an abundance of techs such as pitchers’ sleeves, helmet monitors, heads-up displays goggles for swimmers, and much more.

This tech doesn’t just benefit athletes, but patients like you and me. As Dr. Garcia said, they can use this technology to “treat patients with a holistic approach.” We cover a lot in this show…Concerns over HIPPA compliance, telemedicine, how surgeons themselves are monitored, and how certain places make sure they are up to an optimum standard before they go into surgery. Places like the Cleveland Clinic have already begun this process. An informative show that we hope like always you enjoy and find informative.

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