Popular smartwatches and other wearable devices are giving research an upgrade. The future of public health could be in your hands – or on your wrist, to be precise.
“There’s really no disease that won’t be touched by this type of research,” said Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, vice chair of scientific innovation for the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
autism In one recent example, as many as 1 million iPhone and smartwatch users may sign up to share data about their menstrual cycles and other health and lifestyle factors like sleep and stress. Already, 100,000 have enrolled in this
Doctors know that an irregular menstrual cycle can be a sign of many things, from to heart disease, diabetes, or even cancer. Many doctors believe menstrual history should be considered a vital sign, like pulse or blood pressure, but they say menstrual and reproductive health is woefully underfunded and understudied. headtopics.
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X wants permission to start collecting your biometric data and employment historyX is expanding the amount of data it collects.
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