Wearable and connected devices have been increasingly popular for objectively measuring personal health and wellness by the general population - over 300 million wearable device purchases reported in 2017 worldwide. Not surprisingly, wearables have now become the new standard for collecting personal health data by painting the most complete picture of patients’ health and wellbeing with continuous, convenient, long term, multi-parametric monitoring. Leveraging game-changing technology waves, the modern era of healthcare coined as Digital Health offer new and better ways to screen, diagnose, manage and treat patients. The overarching goal is to equip health researchers and practitioners with wearable and connected devices, cloud computing and machine learning to modernize the medicine and improve in healthcare delivery.

Recently several large scale initiatives involving parties across government, health institutions, private technology and pharma companies have announced collecting orthogonal bio-psycho-social signals and metrics derived from these signals in longitudinal studies to understand underlying risk factors leading to disease and hospitalizations. There is also a growing interest in biopharma community to use mobile, wearable and connected health technologies for increasing patient adherence, trial data collection speed and efficiency, thereby, reducing the time and cost to market. Overall wearable and connected devices are the new standard in health monitoring to improve and accelerate the way drugs are developed, new therapies are identified and patients are cared for. This talk will describe the utility of health wearables in clinical applications through Wavelet Health's full stack health research platform.

A presentation by Onur Dur, Ph.D.