Wearable devices stand poised to play a significant role in clinical research due to their ability to collect real-time data on the user, according to an MM&M report.
IQVIA’s Nelia Padilla tells MM&M there are a number of companies already looking to utilize their potential to bolster research.
“[Wearables] that collect information are definitely being used,” she said. “Some companies are getting very comfortable deploying them in clinical trials.”
While Apple, Fitbit and other manufacturers saw wearable sales slow in the first quarter this year, they noted more expensive wearables with disease-tracking functions saw more active movement.
Apple in June at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference announced its new focus on health-related development for its smartwatch, including more robust fitness-tracking capabilities.
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