3. Become a way to look at things differently.
Doctors have always looked at patients when they go in for a visit.
“You’re only getting one sample out of many,” Combs said.
Wearables will be able to provide a different insight whe it comes to the information that the doctors are gathering from one visit.
Doctors could look at “continuous data, longitudinal data and data that can be looked at in an automated analytical way that can find correlations and even causations among things that may have escaped scrutiny,” Combs said.
The idea is that patients will be able to wear wearables outside of the doctor’s office to continuously gather data instead of only getting measurements at 6-month check ups or annual check ups.
“It creates opportunities that you can’t have when you’re doing intermittent data sampling annually,” Combs said.