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Healthy and Connected: How Taiwan is embracing the use of technology

Modern technology around the world has brought everything we need at our fingertips. In Taiwan, it has made life much easier in several ways, including changes in lifestyles. Technology advancement, like any other inevitable change, comes along with both pros and cons. Technology can alleviate health problems or elevate them depending on how it is […]

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Modern technology around the world has brought everything we need at our fingertips. In Taiwan, it has made life much easier in several ways, including changes in lifestyles. Technology advancement, like any other inevitable change, comes along with both pros and cons.

Technology can alleviate health problems or elevate them depending on how it is utilized. in Taiwan, it is clear that technology and the use of electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and associated accessories is something to be relied upon.

Digital technology has made the lives of the Taiwan population more flexible and productive while averting several health issues. For instance, the use of Galaxy Buds makes it easier for one to safely stay connected with their mobile devices while operating machinery and automobiles. The wireless audio design is compatible with Samsung smartphones, and many other Bluetooth enabled smart devices.

Fighting Covid-19 and contact tracing

During the novel coronavirus pandemic that shocked the world, Taiwan led the way to stave off the worst of the pandemic successfully. Taiwan is only a few miles from china the origin of the virus but recorded fewer cases and recovered faster from the increased rate of infection by using Bluetooth tracking technology. All infected persons under quarantine or self-isolation would be tracked to ensure they don’t go out of the vicinity and infect others.

Taiwan also owes its success mainly to its timely and open implementation of technological methods to trace all persons that made contact with an infected person. The health and travel data integrated system created a database to quickly track 14-days travel history and symptoms of a citizen or traveler. Using digital communication and through mobile phone contacts, the government was able to real-time alert persons and authorities for quick action.

Taiwanese healthy use of mobile technology

When using technology, people always want to make a better balance between working productively, maintain good relationships, taking care of personal health and safety. We can be at all places with all people we love at the sometimes and smart devices have made our social life better to some higher extends.

The trick behind the use of technology is to take active measures to ensure that the cons do not override the advantages. These include;

Not using phones when driving.

It is never safe to use your phone while driving. That’s not multitasking but endangering your life. It is also prohibited to drive in Taiwan while using your mobile phone. However, with advanced technology, it possible to use wireless car kits to converse safely with a caller just as you would with a passenger. Also, limit the calls you take or make to very important ones and short.

Protecting personal sleep

Sleeping with your phone is highly discouraged if research on electrical faults and harmful emissions from gadgets is anything to go by. That aside, the disturbance from incoming texts and tweets will make you divert your mind from getting a peaceful sleep. Besides, try not to place it near your side table as an alarm to avoid temptations.

Utilization of health apps

Besides social media apps, portable smart devices made in Taiwan also comes with health apps for keeping fit and managing the user’s health status. These gadgets include smartphones and smartwatches with sports and fitness applications. The apps help the users to set and achieve and maintain fitness goals for the benefit of their health. They come with blood pressure and heart rate tracker, daily and cumulative activity tracker, and calories burnt.

The wise use of social media

When at work, let work be your number one priority. Receiving calls and emails on your phone or tablet are okay. But, turn off notifications from social media apps that can negatively impact on your productivity. Since you aren’t in a position to read or reply to social media messages, the result is heightened anxiety and more stress. Hence, make a decision on what notifications are truly important.

In summary

The use of modern technology, especially in communication, is advancing at a higher rate all over the world. It enabled Taiwan to lead the way in health care systems to curb the Covid-19 pandemic through digital contact tracing. Mobile device companies in Taiwan are also coming up with user-friendly features and apps to make smart devices all-inclusive, socially, and economically. While at it, they are also making sure that their use is safe and healthy and doesn’t impact negatively but positively on the people’s lifestyles. Bluetooth connectivity for safe

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