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
Farmer A, Tarassenko L. Use of Wearable Monitoring Devices to Change Health Behavior. JAMA. 2015;313(18):1864–1865. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3536
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