Wearable devices are not limited to only fitness bracelets and shoes for professional runners. A few companies went further and used their technical knowledge for good, designing devices for people with serious diseases that may put lives at risk and cause dangerous seizures or strokes. Creating such a gear requires a scientific approach.
One of the examples is the US-based company Orpyx
. They offer a range of soles for people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The soles are designed to prevent diabetic foot ulcers and track progress. The smartwatch would alert if the pressure level is dangerous and signal to change the position of the feet. There are several medical pieces of research conducted to ensure that the sole is functioning the way it is supposed to. For testing, the team also brought in diabetic patients to confirm the effectiveness of the wearable and to track improvements in patients' health.
First impressions matter a lot when it comes to using wearables. To ensure the most seamless integration of wearable devices with the apps, crowd testing is quite handy in terms of catching bugs (some of which may be quite unexpectable) to ensure those bugs won't get to the end user.
Some companies invent wearables, and due to the specification of their devices, some companies test them under their own supervision; some test for the leaders of the industry, but what unites a variety of approaches existing on the market now is that testing smart wearable devices is a complex challenge to face in every phase of development.