Wearable Devices are Changing the Game for Clinical Trials
Wearable technologies have long been a part of the consumer market by way of fitness trackers but the potential is there for clinical grade wearables as well.
In the article, The Potential of Wearable Technology in Clinical Trials, Bio-Optronics highlights that:
“By monitoring patients with wearable technology, research sites could reduce the number of in-clinic patient visits. Patients would no longer need to schedule an appointment to monitor their vitals or other important statistics for the trial; their information would be constantly monitored by the wearable technology, with the data being sent directly to the research site.”
ePRO solutions are essential for accurate data and wearables are the next big advancement in this arena. No other form of EDC is capable of collecting continuous data from patients and saving costs on physical site visits. Can regulatory authorities keep up with these advancements? It may take some time, but projections for clinical trials say yes.
January 23rd, 2016 By: Bio-Optronics