Today’s health care industry is still fairly primitive when you consider most data has become digital and travels instantly over the Internet. Because people are conservative and often squeamish at the thought of adopting new technology, especially when it comes to health care, one way to see the future of health care technology is to watch the pet care industry.

People spend millions caring for their pets and the latest technology includes wearable devices to provide real-time health monitoring along with digital health records. By tracking health data on pets, it can be easy to notice health problems ahead of time, which is exactly how technology can eventually help save human lives as well.

Who knew that your cat might one day get better health care than you and at a cheaper price?

To read more about how pet care technology can foreshadow future human health care technology, click here.