Smartwatch health monitor for elderly
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My mother recently had a stroke and I'm wondering why all elderly are not issued with some type of smartwatch to monitor their blood pressure and heart rate. I'd never even thought about it before seeing them more as sports aids. I'm sure if problems were flagged earlier and treatment started before the stroke or heart attack it'd not only save lives but also the amount of medical aftercare/cost incurred. So just wondering if anyone can recommend a suitable smartwatch, there are dozens and looking on health and age related sites for guidance hasn't really helped.
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I guess in this day and age with all the technology I began wondering why a monitoring system linked directly to the doctor's hasn't yet been invented. Anything overly suspicious would be highlighted via some application and doctor alerted to any possible health problems. Who knows, if my mother's blood pressure had been picked up a little earlier it might have prevented the stroke.