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