6 wearable technologies doctors need to know about

The explosion in wearable technology in recent years may be a commercial fad but many believe it will benefit doctors in treating patients. Australian Doctor takes a look.

Basic is probably the word that best describes the technology used in most pedometers back in the 1990s.

The device attached to your belt. A sensor counted up the steps and, well, that was about it.

Now, compare this with the Samsung belt launched in January.

Yes, it counts steps, but the sensors also measure distance travelled,