Wearables are now a significant part of corporate wellness and remote patient monitoring programs. However, long-term investment from seniors remains a challenge, despite an increasing need for seniors to have better healthcare options.
Garmin and Tactio Health Group, two major companies involved in telehealth and wearable technology, are combining forces to provide a telehealth solution specially designed to monitor the daily health and well-being of seniors. This joint collaboration adds Garmin wearables to an increasing list of Bluetooth-enabled devices including glucometers, scales, blood pressure monitors and pulse oximeters that brilliantly integrate with Tactio apps, allowing for data collection without the need of third-party accounts.
More and more patients have begun to own smartphones, and as a result, pilot projects targeting senior homes and chronically-ill patients have helped Tactio recognize what key elements are important to successfully enter the senior market. Important features include having a 1-year battery life and seamless connectivity to enable patients to forget they’re wearing a device, not needing third-party accounts by having apps that simplify processes and offering a single interface to connect all devices, gather data, answer questionnaires and speak to their providers with ease.