485 million wearable devices that measure our health signs will be purchased in 2015. Experts predict that our health insurers will demand we have them in the near future - including retirement village residents

David Waldie, CEO of Frontier Networks and presenting at the RLC conference, named health ‘wearables’ as the next big consumer IT success.

He predicts they will become mainstream because insurance companies will embrace them as a preventative health tool – because they will identify problems before they occur.

Sensors will measure multiple health functions and algorithms will identify potential problems and create alerts. The developers of the devices believe in time the data will be fed to your GP.

Demonstrating the popularity, Waldie quoted that 485 million wearables will be sold in 2015 worldwide.

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