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Doctors can use the data to help diagnose

- -Sukanya Mandal, Senior IEEE Member

“Even though the data collected by these wearables are very personal informatio­n associated with an individual, data protection and privacy standards prevail. But with proper consent, this data can be shared by an individual with their doctors which in turn are vital informatio­n for a patient’s diagnosis.

There was news where someone used a smartwatch, and after some months of data trends, helped the doctors diagnose a serious heart condition and immediatel­y acted on it. It saved someone’s life.”

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