Gartner researcher: Wearables not ready for limelight in clinical trials

Mobile health wearables aren't ready to play a starring role in clinical trials, according to Gartner Research Director Michael Shanler, despite all the attention the devices have seen recently.

"Wearables are already pervasive in the consumer world for fitness and health, and they seem a logical fit in the world of clinical trials. At this point, however, hype far outweighs solid examples of wearables in clinical trials," he writes in a post for IT World Canada.

Shanler listed several existing hurdles, including issues with infrastructure, security and validation and development. Post