Could wearable technology change the face of medicine?

    The future of wearables

    We’re almost to a point where wearables can serve as a valuable medical tool, and Tailwinds Technologies' Stephen Upton says it’s been a long time coming.

    Wearable devices like the Apple Watch are moving from a fitness/personal device to a safety system as well.

    Upton says the new Apple Watch will do more than just read your heart rate; now it protects the wearer if they fall, slip or trip.

    "In some cases it will even notify like a 911 service, emergency service that you need assistance and your location as well," said Upton.

    Upton says this is only scratching the surface of what is coming.

    "At no other time in the history of the world, have the medical professionals had access to the amount of data they're about to receive," said Upton.

    Friday, ABC 33/40 will dig into the health benefits and why Upton says he believes this could change the face of medicine as we know it.

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