Individuals are now utilizing technology to help shape and improve lifestyle by using apps such as Fitbit and EpiWatch

Row 1: By Sushmita Malik and Joon Hwang

In the realm of technology, apps, such as Fitbit and EpiWatch, are shaping the way Americans implement health in their daily lives. University of Maryland's diamondback article defines mobile health technology as "applications on phones or other mobile devices that can monitor individuals' health, track different health signals, or motivate someone to manage their health." Fitbit and EpiWatch do just that. 

Fitbit allows you to track your steps, heart rate, and sleeping patterns

Through the Fitbit app, you are now able to track everything from how much water you drink in a day to how well you have been sleeping in the past week. This app emails you a weekly progress report, and motivates you to lose weight by encouraging you to compete with others. 

This new gadget in today's word has influenced and shape the way individuals behave and interact with each other--it has changed the way we exercise. The founders of Fitbit, James Park and Eric Friedman, have revolutionized the way in which society exercises. You can now have friends and compete with others. Not to mention, you can win awards such as Fitbit is an activity tracker that encourages people to exercise more and lead healthier lives, and is  the leading device sold in the United States.

EpiWatch will soon be able to detect seizures before they occur and will notify a doctor or family member 

Through the new ResearchKit app, researchers are now able to study thousands of people who have epilepsy in an attempt to improve health in everyday life. People who are epileptic will soon be able to detect an oncoming seizure by monitoring abnormal accelerations in hear rate.

 Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are working hard to create sensors to detect if someone has fallen, and notify a family member or doctor. This new technology will revolutionize the way in which an average individual goes about their daily lives.

An article reveals that in the future the iPhone and Apple Watch will be more readily used as medical diagnostic devices. For example, people will soon be able to take pictures of moles and screen for skin cancer over time through the Apple Watch. 

Technology is transforming the way in which we stay healthy

Technology is shaping the way in which we behave and live our daily lives. Through modern technology, we will soon be able to further improve our health, and be able to contact doctors through mobile devices and immediately receive feedback.

According to the diamondback article, through the use of technology, researchers like Crowley, "are going to focus on population health and wellness rather than sick care." Be prepared to be changed by how healthcare will work in the future.  

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