As the use of wearables in clinical research grows, the Apple Watch is increasingly being evaluated for use in drug development trials. Its combination of capabilities and qualities - including look and feel that can improve patient compliance; worldwide accessibility to ease the logistics of global trials; and the ability to continuously collect rich data in convenient, real-world settings - enable innovative clinical research. Additionally, as pilots and adoption increase, the burden of evidence in the literature grows. Learn more:
This digest discusses opportunities for Apple Watch implementation in clinical trials to collect physiological data in the real-world environment and capture disease features meaningful to patients, intervention effects, and study subjects’ quality of life. This digest also highlights several recent studies deploying Apple Watch and their results.