An estimated 40 million people in the United States have smartwatches or fitness trackers that can monitor their heartbeats. But some people of color may be at risk of getting inaccurate readings.Read More
Mike Glenn thought something was wrong with his Fitbit. The 34-year-old was camping in Wyoming in May when he started having trouble breathing. He felt fine overall, but his left shoulder began to ache and he broke out in a sweat. "It's probably just a chest cold," Glenn thought.Read More
Cedars-Sinai and UCLA researchers have found that a consumer-grade mHealth wearable - in this case, a Fitbit - can help providers in remote patient monitoring programs for patients with heart issues.Read More
Fitbit has announced plans to acquire Twine Health, giving its consumer-facing mHealth platform health and wellness coaching tools that could attract health systems and payers looking to improve patient engagement.Read More
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program will be using Fitbit devices for a pilot study to gain better insights into the influence of behavioral, biological, and environmental influences on health.
You no longer have to look to science fiction to find the cyborg. We are all cyborgs now. Mobile phones, activity trackers, pacemakers, breast implants and even aspirins all act as biological, cognitive or social extensions and enhancements of our bodies and minds. Some have even predicted that human beings as we know them will be replaced by technically enhanced, god-like immortal beings within 200 years. Or at least rich people will.Read More