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Wearable devices are soon-to-be massive economic drivers

Posted by Blake McWilliams on 2016-11-15

Wearable devices have made a significant impact on health care for both patients and providers, and it’s clear this influence will grow as the technology continues to evolve. In this guest post, Nathan Bleigh, chief technology officer of an outcomes data collection company, takes a look at what the future impact of wearable devices looks like, and how they’ll drive the changing economics of health care.

When you think of wearable devices, you might think of things like Fitbit and the Apple Watch, which both count the steps you take and calories you burn throughout the day. But wearable technology is already evolving into things like implantable software that helps prevent seizures and small, ingestible computers that automatically collect and send data to doctors.

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