Your wearable is selfish. But some are being used for social good
Perhaps it’s not surprising that healthcare has emerged as a good space to meld wearable tech with social good. Some of the most popular wearables out there are wristbands that monitor heart rates and physical activity. Devices that hug the body, are a natural place to use sensors to monitor vital signs.
UNICEF is already using a low-tech wearable device for measuring the nutrition levels of children in developing regions. The non-digital tape, which was showed off during the panel discussion, is wrapped around a child’s upper arm to gauge the circumference, and its tri-color band gives different readings of how well the child is fed.