There are hundreds of wearable health devices and those using one have an elevated interest in their health and well-being.
It could be a FitBit, Apple Watch, Oura Ring (which I use), or something else, their use is a major clue. Whether you think this emerging technology is a gimmick, or offers the user (patient) helpful insights, isn't the point. Are you on board?
To better understand this growing patient population start using the technology yourself.
Quality of sleep – Between the Oura Ring and the SnoreLab app, I'm able to objectively measure the depth of my sleep and connect the dots between sleep and lifestyle choices.
Heart rate variability – This objective measurement between the sympathetic and para- sympathetic nervous system has come a long way.
Successful meditation – I use Muse to properly chill. Just 20-minutes a day and I'm much more mellow.
Welcome to the future. Are you keeping up?
Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.