The July issue of Healthcare Innovation News featured Dr. Steven LeBoeuf answering the question: Are Wearables a Fad or Are They Living up to Their Many Promises? Here’s his response:

“Wearables aren’t just a fad, but they certainly are not living up to the hype. While it’s certainly true that accurate fitness assessments can be generated by processing accurate biometrics + activity context, the leading brands selling biometric wearables simply do not measure biometrics accurately enough to generate these meaningful assessments. The problem is exacerbated as the market is moving from fitness to health solutions, where the confidence in a calculated, health assessment is even more critical. Until more brands adopt accurate, validated biometric sensor technology into their products, the big dream of helping people living healthier lives via personalized biometric feedback will not come to be.”