Putting Wearables to Work: How Wearable Technology has Revolutionized Health Research
Webinar Date: January 24, 2018
Over the last five years, Fitbit and other consumer health devices and applications have rapidly become key tools for hundreds of researchers and organizations looking to better understand and improve health behaviors. Consumer products provide novel and user-friendly methods for behavioral data collection including, but not limited to, physical activity, heart rate, sleep, dietary behaviors, and weight. Additionally, most, if not all, consumer products are designed to collect data over longer periods of time than what is commonly gathered by typical “research grade” devices (e.g., accelerometers) and subjective measurement methods (e.g., questionnaires). These improvements have led a growing corpus of research on health behavior and how to best positively engage individuals in health behavior change.
In this webinar, we will provide an overview of published research using Fitbit. Audience members will learn about current innovations in behavioral science and health research and how lessons from these trials are being translated into behavior change and engagement programs. Key features of the Fitbit ecosystem of devices and apps and how they’re making a positive impact across many different use-cases will also be discussed.