Evaluation of Next Generation Healthcare Services: Wearable Technology Products

Pala Ercan İ., Yıldız H. K., Semizoğlu S.

26th Lisbon International Conference on "Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies" (LHSSIS-19), Lisbon, Portugal, 18 - 20 December 2019, pp.14-18

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Lisbon
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.14-18
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Developments in medical technologies, especially in the last quarter of this century, have enabled the development and availability of a large number of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation devices, and significant success has been achieved in the treatment of certain diseases although medical science has almost a history as close to human history poosible. In healthcare service, it is essential to provide the best care that fits the needs of the individual as much as possible. Until recently, people had to be physically in the same place as the service provider in order to benefit from professional healthcare. As a result of this situation, medical sector has been faced with challenging factors such as access, quality and cost. However, in line with the advances in technology in health services where natural and cheap techniques have been used for many years, the way and quality of diagnosis and treatment services have been changed and new generation health fields have been created. One of the new generation healthcare services that technology offers us is wearable technology products. In general, the shift of health services from hospitals to personal areas of the patient has increased the use of wearable technology products in medicine and healthcare. In this study, the general situation of healthcare services has been examined and wearable technology products developed for this field have been revealed. The aim of this study; is to reveal and discuss the development of healthcare services from past to present with developing technology.

Keywords—healthcare service, medical devices, medical sector, wearable technology