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 clinical research.


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.

Watch the recording of the presentations and discussion panels on our YouTube Channel:

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