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MOBILE DEVICES: How wearable technology will change cancer care

The advances in the development of wearable and remote monitoring devices are growing exponentially.”

Monitoring symptoms of cancer patients and their participation with oncologist-recommended physical activity are two potential uses of wearable devices, according to this literature review by the authors – physicians affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic and other institutions.  Among the challenges related to the collection of data from these devices is how to manage and store the large amounts of information involved.

Source: Liao, Y., Thompson, C., Peterson, S., Mandrola, J., and Beg, M.S. (2019, January). The future of wearable technologies and remote monitoring in health care. American Society of Clinical Oncology Educational Book, 39, 115-121.  Click here for abstract in PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31099626  AHA staff members can access full text using the AHA Document Library via RightFind on Inside AHA.  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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