Forbes: ‘Hearables’ could be next wearable to revolutionize healthcare

When consumers think of wearable personal health devices, they likely picture smartwatches or other wrist-worn gadgets. But as Forbes pointed out in a Nov. 26 article, new headphone-type wearables—dubbed “hearables”—have already grown into a $5 billion market and offer unique capabilities.

Like other wearables, hearables can measure heart rate, track activity through motion sensors and provide fall detection for older patients. They may also be used as hearing aids, measure body temperature and allow users to listen to music while automatically tracking their activity, including speed, activity time and calories burnt.

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