Peer-reviewed Science & Fitness Wearables

March 23, 2015

In the news

A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania on fitness wearables has sparked wide debates; not only because of its findings, but rather how the study itself pointed to the fact that today’s technological advancements are outpacing the time needed to produce scientific, peer-reviewed results. Comparing the publication to Wired’s study, which used newer trackers available to us today, Comstock’s article asks whether scientific accuracy is really the most important aspect to fitness wearables.

Comstock uses our in-house developed app bant as an example to shed light on the need for scientific research on clinical mobile health. Despite the time needed to complete randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and demonstrate impact in real numbers, he quotes Joe Cafazzo, inventor of bant and Lead at the Centre, “In the end, I haven’t had one parent say ‘I can’t wait for that RCT to be over so my kid can get this app.’”

Read the full article here.

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