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Comment & Response
May 12, 2015

Use of Wearable Monitoring Devices to Change Health Behavior

Author Affiliations
  • 1Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
  • 2Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
JAMA. 2015;313(18):1864-1865. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3536

To the Editor Dr Patel and colleagues,1 in their Viewpoint on the role of wearable devices, drew attention to the dangers of an uncritical adoption of the use of wearable technology without first focusing on the behavioral interventions that these devices can facilitate. The premise that interventions incorporating monitoring are effective in changing behavior is well established.2

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