Key Word: “wearables”

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Consultation for Collective Action on Personalized Health Technology: Eliminating Ethical, Legal, and Social Barriers for Individual and Societal Benefit

[Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives  Volume 20, Issue 8, 2015] By Gillian P. Christie, Kevin Patrick & Dennis Schmuland The ubiquity and use of smartphones, sensors, devices, and wearables that monitor, diagnose, and improve health behaviors is exploding. We track our health habits by strapping wearables to our wrists, attaching patches to our skin, and even... More »

Journal of Health Communication | July 15, 2015

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Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS1; David A. Asch, MD, MBA; Kevin G. Volpp, MD, PhD Ref: JAMA. 2015;313(5):459-460. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.14781. This Viewpoint discusses issues that prevent wearable medical devices from effectively bridging the gap between recording information and changing health-related behavior. Several large technology companies including Apple, Google, and Samsung are entering the expanding market of population health with the introduction... More »

JAMA | Feb. 3, 2015

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Fitness Devices Impacting Employee Health According to Vitality Study

People of all ages, weight and gender are embracing wearable fitness devices offering real-time data to track their physical activity according to a three-year analysis from The Vitality Group, part of the world’s first and largest incentive-based wellness program. To better understand how the latest trends in digital health are impacting employees, The Vitality Group... More »

The Vitality Group | April 23, 2014