Google’s wristband for clinical trials

Google is developing a mHealth wristband for pharma clinical trials providing research teams with real-time data on a patients’ pulse, heart rate, light exposure and noise level monitoring.

While the device will be used by patients and lab research participants, it will not be sold directly to consumers. “Our hope is that this technology could unlock a new class of continuous, medical-grade information that makes it easier to understand these patterns and manage serious health conditions,” said Andy Conrad, head of the life sciences team at Google.

This news follows Google’s recent announcement that it is expanding research into human disease and illness through its health-focused Baseline Study. The collaborative effort with Stanford University and Duke University will include a “Study Kit,” which will feature software tools for both iOS and Android.

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