Survey casts doubt on wearables in healthcare

wearablesWearable devices for healthcare assist consumers rather than clinicians, and their shortcomings are significant, according to a new report by Forrester Research based on interviews with more than 40 patients and physicians.

“These products neither promise nor deliver healthcare,” the report states. “They offer data, not answers to consumer questions, diagnoses or treatment suggestions to help restore health. The issue with wearables is compounded by an issue that has been the demise of many technological advances in healthcare – physicians are uninterested in monitoring information obtained remotely.”

For the full story, see the June 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.