...beware a future where health monitoring by wearables is the norm
As wearable devices are equipped with advanced health-tracking technology, how long before third parties use this information to gauge how well we are?
Health technology wearables offer potential benefits when it comes to patient health monitoring – for example, in Alzheimer’s patients. However, there is a thin line when it comes to employee and health insurance activity tracking, where there is a danger of wearable data being used to discriminate against people and marking the end of privacy. We therefore need to be vigilant so that we don’t open a Pandora’s box that gives rise to a future where our wearables are spying on us and health data monitoring becomes the norm.
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8th of June 2015