•Consumer wearables can provide patients with personalized health data, which could assist with self-diagnosis and behaviour change interventions.• There are a number of concerns about the safety, reliability and security of using consumer wearables in healthcare.• Practitioners and researchers should consider how these technological advances may impact healthcare in the 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1001953
JournalPLoS Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2016

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© 2016 Piwek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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