Study: Wearables need better sensors to help MS treatment efforts

While those suffering with multiple sclerosis are clearly eager to use mHealth tools to assist in their care, today's wearables aren't yet mature enough to help quantify patient activity and provide reliable results, according to new research from Biogen idec. 

A study of 250 MS patients focused on using wearables to gain a quantified assessment of patients' walking ability and activity level outside of the clinical and treatment setting, according to MedCity News. Researchers believe use of sensors could help physicians better understand a patient's mobility challenges and disease progression.

Today's devices require more sophisticated sensors to obtain the needed accurate assessment, says Biogen, which added that patient interest was very encouraging regarding wearable adoption in the near future. Article

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