mHealth Intelligence November 22, 2022
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that data gathered by wearable activity trackers can be used to calculate health metrics, including heart health status, which can help boost clinical care.
Data from wearable activity trackers can be used to determine various health metrics, including users’ cardiovascular health status, new research shows.
Conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine, the study was published in npj Digital Medicine earlier this month.
According to researchers, though the use of wearable sensors, like activity trackers, has grown significantly in recent years, they are primarily used to measure daily step counts. The researchers’ objective in conducting this study was to show that clinically relevant metrics beyond daily step count can be gathered from wearable activity trackers.