Wearables: The way we wear

When a 42-year-old man in New Jersey collapsed recently, and found himself in the ED of a local hospital, the last thing he expected was to have his life saved by his Fitbit. Yet thanks to the quick-thinking doctors in the ED, the data sitting on his wrist became an invaluable tool in providing the treatment that would ultimately save his life.

Tasked with making the right decision to treat his acute episode of atrial fibrillation, his doctors were able to access a baseline pulse rate on his Fitbit app to determine whether he was a