Wearable biosensors can measure physiological changes and reveal useful health information

Mobilize Center postdoc Jessilyn Dunn and colleagues published a research paper in PLOS Biology where they recorded over 250,000 daily physiological measurements from 43 participants using multiple wearable devices to investigate the role of these devices to diagnose and analyze disease. Combining the information from these devices and from medical measurements, such as heart rate and oxygen levels, researchers found these devices could be used to identify abnormal physiological signals, in this case arising from the onset of Lyme disease. The signals also showed differences between being insulin-sensitive versus insulin-resistant, raising the possibility of using these devices to help detect the risk for type 2 diabetes.

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