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Ethical Considerations of Wearable Technologies in Human Research

Tu, Jiaobing and Gao, Wei (2021) Ethical Considerations of Wearable Technologies in Human Research. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10 (7). Art. No. 2100127. ISSN 2192-2640. PMCID PMC8429072. doi:10.1002/adhm.202100127.

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Wearable technologies hold great promise for disease diagnosis and patient care. Despite the flourishing research activities in this field, only a handful of wearable devices are commercialized and cleared for medical usage. The successful translation of current proof‐of‐concept prototypes requires extensive in‐human testing. There is a lag between current standards and operation protocols to guide the responsible and ethical conduct of researchers in such in‐human studies and the rapid development of the field. This essay presents relevant ethical concerns in early‐stage human research from a researcher's perspective.

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Tu, Jiaobing0000-0002-7653-6640
Gao, Wei0000-0002-8503-4562
Additional Information:© 2021 Wiley-VCH GmbH. Issue Online: 08 September 2021; Version of Record online: 18 April 2021; Manuscript revised: 25 February 2021; Manuscript received: 20 January 2021. This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health Grant 5R21NR018271, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health through NASA NNX16AO69A, NASA Cooperative Agreement 80NSSC20M0167, High Impact Pilot Research Award T31IP1666 from Tobacco‐Related Disease Research Program, and the Rothenberg Innovation Initiative Program at California Institute of Technology. The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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California Tobacco-Related Disease Research ProgramT31IP1666
Rothenberg Innovation Initiative (RI2)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:ethics; human research; wearable technology
Issue or Number:7
PubMed Central ID:PMC8429072
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Official Citation:Tu, J., Gao, W., Ethical Considerations of Wearable Technologies in Human Research. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2021, 10, 2100127.
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Deposited On:28 Apr 2021 14:05
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