Wearables are technology that can be worn, embedded in clothing or even embedded in a human body – as an implant or a tattoo. To qualify as a wearable, the tech must incorporate a microprocessor and connect to the internet. Wearables in healthcare are devices that collect and deliver biometric data to relevant healthcare constituents.

Wearables hold a lot of promise for healthcare in many contexts, including direct-to-consumer healthcare, telehealth, digital care, virtual care, patient engagement and remote patient monitoring.

Wearables was a healthcare industry trend in our 2022 March Healthcare Classic. Explore this year’s interactive bracket to see the most impactful healthcare trends face off.