“Dr. Mitesh Patel, an assistant professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, emphasized that “the results are preliminary.” Still, he gives kudos to both the team and Apple for doing a scientific study.
“I think this could represent kind of a turning point in how we think about wearables,” said Patel, who was not involved in the new research. “There are lots of wearable devices that try to track lots of different behaviors and biometrics, and very few of them are actually tested in a well-designed, large-scale clinical trial.”
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