Autres nouvelles There’s a cure for that: Canadian doctor pushes for more wearable technology

VANCOUVER – When patients visit Dr. Vahid Sahiholnasab for a routine check-up, he often asks to review their electronic fitness trackers.

He is learning that integrating new gizmos into health regimens can be a steeper climb than convincing people to walk 10,000 steps each day.

“It’s strange territory,” said Sahiholnasab, who is also a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. “You’re going to find a lot of resistance.”

Even so, the Vancouver doctor is on a kick to persuade the population that technology is good for their health.

He’s among a group of entrepreneurs in B.C. who are developing innovative gadgets that can be worn, a rapidly advancing market known as “wearable technology.”