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.