Studies have cast doubt on the usefulness of these non-medical devices

A new report by Forrester Research on fashion and health care concludes that such measures help consumers more than physicians and that their deficiencies are far greater. The report is based on interviews with more than 40 patients and doctors.

They provide data, not answers to customer questions, tests, or treatments to help restore human health,” the report said. . The term wearables is compounded by the problem that has led to so many developments in technology and health: Physicians are not interested in the information received online.

The bearish statement concluded that “customer technologies and data may not be the most important factor in helping doctors provide health care.” These cost-effective products, ranging from high hopes for devices to control diabetes and doubtful reimbursement for long-term cardiac monitoring in health care providers such as the Apple Watch.

The statement is not the first to question the seriousness of the wearable value in the practice of medicine or raise the concerns of physicians involved in payment problems.

Forrester pointed to large data gaps, costly logic, and many other factors that prevent them from being useful today. 

Along with the fact that they are made more and more conscientious, it appears based on many Forrest-led interviews that doctors have great doubts about the type of devices and information they provide.

“I don’t go into healthcare to look at data. My interest is in helping people,” a doctor in the Midwest told Forrester researchers. Other doctors expressed concern that the data they received from wearable people was not true. “I want to be able to trust the accuracy of the data. The company will publish a large study that lists the accuracy of wearables across the population,” said another doctor practicing in Northern California.

The statement identified some applications that could provide immediate improvement, such as physical therapy applications for patients with stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and other disorders, as well as others monitor a patient’s keys to determine their intelligence status. He found that “customers who use technology to improve their health or well-being can still move the needle correctly.”

However, the report concludes that unless doctors are buying regular use of the devices it is better not only to make them more “Apple” but also easier for people with health and fitness power, there may be a little long-term promise- terms for such a device.

The statement suggests that focusing on what smartphones can do in terms of collection and data transfer could be the best way to make patients and physicians more receptive to fashion.