Trends Report

Wearables Are For Consumers — Not Doctors

Doctors Don't Need Or Want The Data

April 20th, 2021
Julie Ask, null
Julie Ask
With contributors:
Arielle Trzcinski , Gina Bhawalkar , Daniel Hong , Alessia Stewart , Paul-Julien Giraud


Consumer wearables and the data that they generate help consumers with their own health and wellness. While physicians may occasionally rely on data from consumer wearables to find evidence of obscure events, they primarily depend on a combination of their own five senses, conversations with patients, and medical devices to make diagnoses or monitor compliance. Physicians don't need the data.

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