mHealth Connect

Bringing Consumer Wearables and Apps into Clinics and Research Labs

As the wearables market continues its remarkable growth, there is an increased awareness and interest among clinicians and clinically focused researchers to utilize this technology within their work. The ability to gather information from patients 24/7 on a long-term basis and to study and influence the behaviors and health of millions of individuals in real-time has the potential to radically transform medicine, health policy, and other clinically related fields. However, there is currently limited use of wearables within clinics and research labs.


mHealth Connect is an event that aims to improve the use of physical activity wearables and apps for clinical purposes. By bringing together device and app developers with a diverse group of clinicians and researchers, mHealth Connect seeks to:

  • Foster cross-understanding
  • Seed collaborations
  • Identify key barriers and catalyze individuals to work together to overcome these barriers


The inaugural mHealth Connect was held in 2016 at Stanford University. Individuals from over 35 organizations were in attendance. This invitation-only event launched an academic-industry working group that is developing pragmatic approaches for clinical-grade validation of consumer wearables.

Join Us for mHealth Connect 2017

This year we invite the general public to join us on the first day of the event. Hear how organizations are currently utilizing consumer wearable devices to change the way they operate, the challenges they faced, and their vision of the future. Connect with device and app developers, clinicians, and researchers who are generating new insights with these devices.

Meeting Details

Where: Paul Brest Hall, Munger Conference Center at Stanford University
When: April 18-19, 2017


Attendance is free, but you must register in order to attend. Registration for the general public will open in March.


The session on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, runs from 1pm to 6pm and is open to the public. The session on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, runs from 9am to 5pm and participation is by invitation only. A tentative outline of the days’ activities is available here.

Sponsored by the Mobilize Center and the Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K) Center of Excellence