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Can wearables truly generate medical-grade data?

Sophisticated FDA approved wearable sensors and devices will be introduced that will allow for medically accurate 24×7 monitoring, data gathering and sharing with healthcare providers. These devices will leverage ubiquitous smartphones as the connection hub required to capture data, store it in the cloud, while providing powerful analysis, and useful feedback to its end users.

The dilemma however is: Can wearables truly generate medical-grade data that can be useful in monitoring, diagnosing and potentially preventing a host of health conditions? The answer is a resounding YES as the FDA prepared for the onslaught by recently hiring three new senior health scientists focused entirely on digital health.

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