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Health through gamification
The healthcare industry is evolving due to technology. The practice of visiting the doctor just when you are ill is steadily dying out. Preventive care is progressively becoming more popular in medicine, and for good reason: the American Prevention Partnership estimates that by closing gaps in just a few preventive health service providers, millions of lives may be saved annually. This method of therapy enhances general health and may even save lives if a sickness or other issue is detected early enough. Healthcare software development services create applications that not only allow you to pass the time while standing in line but also applications that can save lives. And gamification makes such services more accessible, attractive, and efficient. According to research, the medical gamification industry would grow to $35,982.7 million by 2027.
Prevention of diseases
It should come as no surprise that altering one’s conduct can help prevent disease and disorders. People can live longer, healthier lives by eating well, exercising, and taking their prescriptions as directed. Even though we make an effort to follow these guidelines, the majority of us are probably not going to be able to keep up with these routines. However, a healthy routine might become enjoyable and simpler to sustain with the aid of gamified tools and platforms. When health objectives are divided into smaller ones by utilizing a smartphone app, maintaining good health becomes simpler.
It is extremely difficult to conduct a self-diagnosis and understand which doctor to contact, especially for people with a hypochondriacal character. And thanks to the software that provides a secure communication channel with trusted doctors, you can not only determine the course of action in case of discomfort but in some cases make a diagnosis according to the first anamnesis and start the right treatment.
Using specialized software, you may examine the state of your skin, find birthmarks, monitor their growth, size, and shape changes, and determine whether or not they are cancerous. This program can save a person’s life when the threat is identified in time
Assistance for patients with chronic diseases
Specialized applications will help people with chronic diseases. They will remind you to take medication or have a procedure. When peripheral equipment is connected, a personal gadget can even become a mobile laboratory that monitors heart rhythm and body temperature.
Every year, blood pressure monitoring saves many patients worldwide from having a heart attack, and utilizing a smartphone app to monitor blood glucose helps to identify diabetes early.
Gadgets can improve our lifestyle, for example:
- count the number of steps taken
- find the optimal time for sleep and sports
- count calories burned
- measure heart rate and blood pressure
More complex applications remind you to take your medicine, improve the lives of diabetics, or send heart data to doctors. With the help of healthcare applications, humanity is already collecting huge arrays of health data from all over the planet, and neural networks are learning to analyze them. Artificial intelligence helps to take a fresh look at medicine and the methods of treating people.
Some applications are available even on the locked screen of a mobile phone so that the most important health indicators will be available, which can be useful in first aid (for example, blood type, chronic diseases, and much more, including the phone number to call if the owner of the smartphone is unconscious).
There are plenty of examples of how useful apps on a phone can be. During the earthquake in China, a man was buried under the rubble of his house, he had open bleeding, and there was no signal to call rescuers. However, he had a self–care app on his phone, where he read how to stop the bleeding on his own. A few hours later, the rescuers found the man unconscious, but thanks to the fact that he was able to help himself, the doctors were able to save his life.
As a result, we can see that health apps for phones can be life-saving tools as well as sources of amusement or a way to pass the time.