Wearable Tech Can Extend Clinical Analytics
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Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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8/12/2014 | 4:23:02 PM
First do no harm
Given the reports of rashs that have derailed the Fitbit Force, it seems that tech companies should not be getting into this space without some designers with medical experience on staff.
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8/13/2014 | 10:05:43 AM
Re: First do no harm
It's amazing (and somewhat alarming) how many mHealth app developers have little to no medical experience on-staff. On the plus side, those apps developed by recognized health experts and organizations do better, in terms of downloads and sales, at least one study found.
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8/13/2014 | 10:45:09 AM
Re: First do no harm
It is, of course, vital to understand any space thoroughly when venturing into it, and the medical field has an especially steep learning curve. The best course of action when designing a mobile health product is to include team members who know the space well and have a deep familiarity with it.

My firm has written two white papers about designing effective wearables (oriented towards the consumer space, but there are some ideas in there that you may find intriguing):

Feel free to peruse at your leisure.

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