To see benefits, heath wearables must keep people engaged


Wearable devices could be key to improving health, caring for patients with chronic diseases and understanding the impact of treatments. But there’s one snag: how do you get people to wear them?
For all the hype around smartwatches and fitness bands, not everyone wants to walk around with a computer strapped to their body. Studies have shown that people who buy wearables often wear them for a few months and then toss them in a drawer and forget about them.

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Interesting nuances about wearables exposed in this article. Wearables, should not embarrass you, but should help you make or engage friends. This suggests there is allot of work to do on usability and social features.

The focus should be on daily value, utilizing the persistent nudge

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