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Smartphones and Wearables can contribute to better health

Here is a piece published in The original piece about wearables and smartphones is in Portuguese, so here is a translated version for you.

Wearables like smart watches or Fitbits are important tools for better health and do much more for us than just counting steps. In fact, any of these devices are AI-enabled and can even prevent a heart attack, diagnose melanoma early, reduce the frequency of asthma attacks and treat insomnia without pills, explains biotechnology expert Harry Glorikian.

“Personal devices with sensors that can track and even diagnose medical conditions have been around for over a decade. However, both hardware and AI have advanced so rapidly that devices and their connected sensors can now perform feats that were inconceivable just a few years ago,” Glorikian wrote in an article about his new book “The Future You: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Help You Get Healthy, Stress Less, and Live Longer.

In the work, the specialist leads readers to understand how to use technology (which, of course, they already have) to create improved and personalized health experiences.

“The scenarios I describe in this book do not just apply to someone with a rare condition or who is critically ill,” he wrote in the paper’s introduction. “These are examples of how everyone can leverage AI and data analytics to stay healthy, get diagnosed faster, and sometimes save on healthcare costs.”

Glorikian’s overarching message is clear: there is strictly nothing about health and wellness that is not totally transformed by the power of AI. 

“I want readers to be inspired to see how they can use the technology they already have to make changes in their lives,” said Glorikian. “Maybe the change is as simple as using your smartphone to count your daily steps. This book can be a roadmap to personalized health and wellness for everyone,” he concludes.

If you want to read the original piece by Daniela Azevedo, please click here.