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Wearables net two wins in fight against medical community skepticism

The medical world has held a lot of doubt about the value of consumer electronics in the fight against disease and ill-health. The main concern is largely the accuracy of the data, and whether a doctor would be able to trust a wearable device to give insights into the patient’s life that could be used in a diagnosis. But things are on the verge of changing, with Apple and Fitbit both involved in two promising studies. While wearables might bring data from outside the hospital into consideration, the other major trend in healthcare is the reverse dynamic – hospital devices being placed inside the home in order to provide telehealth and remote patient monitoring capabilities. Compliance with medication is a…

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