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Fitness Bracelets May Warn of Serious Illness

January 12, 2017

(Scientific American) – The researchers released their results in a new study published online Thursday in PLoS Biology, concluding that the devices—promoted to help people lose weight and stay fit—can also reveal personalized circadian rhythms, track changes in specific environments such as airplane cabins during flight and combine biosensor information with medical measurements to help detect when wearers are falling ill.

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