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The rise of consumer health wearables: promises and barriers

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Article numbere1001953
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2/02/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>PLoS Medicine
Issue number2
Volume13
Number of pages9
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

•Consumer wearables can provide patients with personalized health data, which could assist with self-diagnosis and behaviour change interventions.

• There are a number of concerns about the safety, reliability and security of using consumer wearables in healthcare.

• Practitioners and researchers should consider how these technological advances may impact healthcare in the 21st century.

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© 2016 Piwek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the
Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.