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Wearable Technology’s Potential to Help Detect Illness

Wearable Technology’s Potential to Help Detect Illness

The world’s most significant health advances have resulted from medical research and unlikely partnerships. Leading research institutions have partnered with tech players to pioneer new approaches to cancer treatment, weight loss, and more. For example, Fitbit has partnered with Scripps Research and Stanford Medicine to help improve surveillance of influenza-like illnesses to help employers bring employees safely back to the workplace. This is just one example of how wearable technology is advancing our ability to monitor and detect illness through continuously analyzing real time patient-generated data. 

What role will wearable tech play in the re-opening strategy in the US and beyond? How can employers safely introduce this tech to their populations while maintaining proper privacy? Understanding the role wearable tech, the patient, care teams and employers play in safely detecting and catching illness before it spreads further is key in securing a healthier future. 


  • Discuss the role wearable technologies play in advancing medical research
  • How the promising results of the Scripps + Stanford Medicine wearables study is helping to drive solutions for employers
  • Review current COVID-19 research and its potential for identifying outbreaks
  • What other wearable tech is making a big impact in 2020 and beyond? 


Heather LandiSenior Editor, FierceHealthcare


Jennifer RadinEpidemiologist, The Scripps Research Institute

Tejaswini Mishra, PhDResearch Scientist, Stanford Medicine

Dr. John MooreMedical Director, Fitbit Health Solutions

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