Telemedicine has the ability to transform the ways in which people manage health and wellness. Because the traditional model of healthcare historically focused on patient care through hospitals and clinics, physicians were unable to monitor and/or diagnose patients until they came through treatment centers. Yet telemedicine has the ability to almost immediately shift this dynamic, by bringing healthcare to the home. For those with chronic diseases like diabetes, smart glucose monitors can be placed on the body and linked wirelessly with smartphones to provide continuous blood-sugar monitoring. Elderly populations have benefited from increased quality of life by utilizing wearables to ensure greater safety and independence.