TP85 – Would You Wear a Wearable?

TP85 – Would You Wear a Wearable?

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The technology and medical community were abuzz with the latest release of the Apple Watch – particularly the ECG functionality – wondering the impact this wearable device would have on hospital admissions. In this episode, hosts Reed Smith and Chris Boyer revisit the topic of wearables and medical devices, discussing how the FDA categorizes “general wellness products” vs.regulated medical devices. They also review research on if wearables actually improve people’s health and what people’s attitude are on trackable wellness devices. Featuring a “replay” of an expert interview with Dana M. Lewis, in which she discusses the #OpenAPS community and the #WeAreNotWaiting movement.

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Chris Boyer

Chris Boyer

Digital strategist for health care/health systems. Principal, @chrisboyer LLC. Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Platinum Fellow. Co-host:

Reed Smith

Digital Tech Consultant to Hospitals & Healthcare Orgs. Advisor @MayoClinic Social Media Network and @SXSW Health & MedTech. @SocialHealthIns Founder