You track your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, sleep patterns with almost no effort. The data is all there, in your Apple Watch or your Fitbit, you can consult it whenever you want. You’re trying to stay in top shape or catch a warning sign of something wrong with your body.
It used to be your doctor’s or trainer’s job. Now you’re your own doctor’s assistant, and that’s where things get tricky. “I get nervous,” Dr. Devin Mann told CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco, about the kinds of clinical data you’re seeing right now, “because the conditions around those kinds of data are a little scarier and people fear more easily.” For her in-depth report, she spoke to medical professionals, fitness equipment manufacturers and anxious gadget users. You can read it below.
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