June 08, 2017
In the 21st century, where every person lives an ambitiously busy life, there is so little time to take care of oneself or to regulate their health for that matter on a daily basis. On the other hand, the rate of lifestyle diseases like obesity, depression etc. are escalating at an extremely high rate among the population, thus it is extremely necessary to come up with a viable solution to monitor health. In the words of Freeman Dyson ‘Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.’ While technology has taken over every sphere of life from communication to shopping, why should it lag behind in the domain of health?
With the ever increasing demand of greater life expectancy, people have become extremely conscious about their health and lifestyle. Technology plays a key role in helping people adapt a healthier lifestyle. In this, application centric world, healthcare apps enable people to monitor their health, lifestyle, diet etc. These apps are designed in a way to help people follow regular exercises without interrupting their busy schedule, offer new series of interesting exercises to be performed with great ease. Furthermore, it also helps in regulating diet, managing it and controlling on junk food consumption. As psychology suggests, people have a constant fear of being watched and these apps follow the concept of bio power wherein it inculcates a constant habit of looking after one’s health thus encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle. These apps can be easily synced with health bands, smart watches etc. thus making healthcare even more accessible.
Apart from Health based apps, technology also acts as a game changer in the way people perceive themselves. For instance apps like Instagram, Facebook etc. have changed the game of health by providing health bloggers a stage to explore different recipes for healthy food or for performing various exercises, thus encouraging people to adopt a healthy lifestyle in a very simple way.
As we all know that health is more than ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, the evolution of technology in the healthcare sphere enables people to regulate their health on a daily basis thus preventing the complex diseases by solving them at a simple level. Health treatments these days are extremely costly, but technology helps make healthcare not only accessible but also affordable.
These apps are designed in a way to enable people to move towards a healthy lifestyle, but the real power lies in the hands of the mobile users to decide if they want to make the utmost use of Telehealth.
-Rajesh Mundra – Founder & CEO, Truworth Wellness