The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers

PLoS Med. 2016 Feb 2;13(2):e1001953. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001953. eCollection 2016 Feb.


Lukasz Piwek and colleagues consider whether wearable technology can become a valuable asset for health care.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consumer Behavior*
  • Consumer Health Information / trends*
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Marketing / methods*

Grants and funding

No funding bodies had any role in study design, data collection and analysis, and decision to publish. A Research Investment Grant (RIF2014–31) from The University of Lincoln supported the preparation of this manuscript.