Will fitness trackers damage our relationships with our doctors?

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Wearable fitness trackers are likely to have been on many people’s Christmas lists this year. Marketed simultaneously as fashion accessories and the answer to our obesity problems, wristbands and other gadgets that monitor and analyse our calorie consumption and exercise levels have recently shot up in popularity. And this is predicted to grow further in 2016.

Some argue that wearable fitness trackers and mobile health apps might not only help us monitor our own health but also enable our doctors to gather more information about us. 
Original languageEnglish
VolumeScience + Technology
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2015

Bibliographical note

Heather Morgan's current work is funded by The Wellcome Trust through the University of Aberdeen’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund under Grant RG12724-13.


  • wearable technology
  • digital health
  • Fitbit
  • Fitness trackers


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