As the wearables market continues its remarkable growth, there is an increased awareness and interest to utilize this technology for clinical and research purposes. The ability to gather information from patients 24/7 on a long-term basis and to study and influence the behaviors and health of millions of individuals in real-time has the potential to radically transform medicine, health policy, and biomedical research. How close is this vision to becoming a reality? What are the barriers to this vision and what can be done to overcome them?
This panel features four individuals who are paving the way for the use of physical activity wearables and apps for clinical purposes. They will describe how they are leveraging consumer devices and apps for a diverse set of clinically related applications, ranging from orthopaedic diseases to autism to health promotion. In the follow-up discussion, they will describe the challenges they have encountered along the way and share their thoughts on what it will take to fulfill the vision of using consumer wearables for clinical and research applications.
Chief Medical Officer, DNAnexus
LEVERAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND CITIZEN SCIENCE FOR POPULATION-WIDE HEALTH PROMOTION
Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
and of Medicine (Stanford Prevention Research Center),
PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE MONITORING: MAKING FITNESS TRACKERS CLINICALLY RELEVANT
Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,
SENSING MOVEMENT AND ACTIVITY THROUGH FIRST PERSON VISION
Professor in the School of Interactive Computing,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Moderator: David Shaywitz
Panelists: Abby King, Matthew Smuck, Jim Rehg, Jure Leskovec
This event is part of mHealth Connect ( a day-long workshop that aims to improve the use of physical activity wearables and apps for clinical purposes. Sponsored by the Mobilize Center ( and the Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) ( Centers of Excellence.