Miami Research Associates

Early inroads for wearable devices in clinical trials

Saturday, August 15, 2015

It is nearly impossible today to avoid the growing number of commercially available wearable devices capable of gathering health information. These devices—typically placed on a wrist, arm or chest—hold promise for col­lecting, transmitting and integrating objective experiential data in real time and in aiding the analysis of a much higher volume of data from a significantly larger number of patients. But based on interviews with industry profession­als, the conceptual promise of wearable devices in clinical trials remains largely that. Adoption is in its very earliest stages.

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